Frozen Tools Forensics: 12-Team Waiver Wiring

Michael Clifford

2018-10-05

 

I’m all for streaming one or two spots on my roster(s) full time all season to 1) maximize roster slots in a match and 2) prepare myself extensively for postseason do or die player drops. If a depth option isn’t working for me early on I see no issue swapping out for another name in hopes of a change of fortunes. Shea Weber is taking vacation on my IR, so a defender is needed in the long term, therefore some options are listed here for the defensive position. Do not be afraid to stream a couple spots on your squad's, many owners hesitant to do so especially early on, giving you an opportunity for statistical advantage. While the following don’t seem destine to produce like Sidney Crosby, they’d potentially make for nice depth at no cost to you.

 

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Marcus Johansson

Most certainly forgotten about at many draft tables, Marcus Johansson is back looking to make up lost time after an oft-injured 2017-18. Guaranteed in a legitimate top six offense with the New Jersey Devils, the 27-year old Swede should make for a great secondary scoring option if you feel the need to bolster your team. Over the course of seven seasons with the Washington Capitals, Johansson had plenty of time to soak up knowledge and in-game play from fellow Swede Nicklas Backstrom. His last year in D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood saw him post 24 goals and 34 assists, many times by no means a product of the more prominent names around him were those points created. He entered a new level of skill that year and many times could be confused for Backstrom himself dominating game play. Despite last season’s string of injuries, he is worth a waiver based on skill and past production alone. Johansson also finds himself in a contract year folks, always that motivation to shine, ask John Carlson.

 

Thomas Chabot

Yup, the team is destitute of skill, but Chabot is an exciting young defender who has to be given the reins. A lost year before it starts though after the Las Vegas Golden Knights inaugural run I’m up for anything, the Ottawa Senators just need to wear shirts that say, “Let the Boys Play”. Disregard plus minus completely and throw the speedy Chabot out there. His speed is what the game thrives on with this kid having all the tools to be a quality all around minute munching defender. It’s literally him or Chris Wideman quarterbacking a power play with Matt Duchene and Mark Stone,