Eastern Edge: Ice Time Changes Leading to New Opportunities

Cam Metz

2019-01-15

 

The midseason guide was released on Friday – don’t wait any longer, go pick it up and make the final tweaks you’re going to need to take home a championship this year.  Remember last year when Travis Konecny went on a second half run? These players are out there in your league and the guide will help you find them.

 

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It gets difficult this time of year trying to zero in on who your next trade targets should be or who to pick up outside of streaming options; roles are established on most of the top units and lines at his point.  Full credit goes to Chris Kane for deploying a TOI method to see who might be popping up as second half wonders in the coming weeks.   I’ll deploy Chris’s methodology across the Eastern Conference and we’ll see who pops up.

There is one player in particular who I’ll discuss a player destined to not repeat their first half performances and maybe you can salvage a little bit of value moving forward.

Below are the key changes in deployment over the last week compared to the previous month:

 

 

The second table is the PP time on ice changes that have occurred, these should be watched closely if they are on your team or if you have the desire to acquire one of these players.

 

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Pavel Buchnevich has not received the deployment poolies had hoped for going into this season under Coach Quinn.  Recently though he’s picked up more time playing on a line with Boo Nieves and Cody McLeod, not exactly a confidence booster.  However looking forward if the boost in deployment continues Buch will be worth a speculative add because he’s better than his current cold streak of one point in his last four games.

It has to be all systems go for Andrei Svechnikov soon doesn’t it? Like most Hurricane players he’s riding a depressed IPP and on ice shooting percentage, the collective team is beginning to find some scoring touch over the last two weeks. I’m very high on Svechnikov, he has all the sig