Top 10 Hot Players

Tom Collins

2021-03-01

One of the best tools on this site is the hot/cold tool that you can find here.

I try to look at it once every couple of weeks to see if there are under-the-radar players that might be found lurking. It doesn't take a genius to realize elite players such as Connor McDavid, Patrick Kane and David Pastrnak are usually on hot streaks.

However, some names may be surprises, especially depending on where you live. In Canada, for instance, there's not as much talk about divisions outside of the North, so it may be tough to get a gauge on how some players are performing.

It's also helpful as it takes away the disadvantage of a slow start. A first-line player, for example, might have gone pointless in his first eight games, but then had eight points in his next eight. If you just looked at his overall stats, you would think he was still struggling.

This is where the hot/cold tool is so handy.

Below are 10 players who may not be getting the recognition they deserve for their recent hot streaks. Some of these players may be available on your waiver wire. If you're an owner, this might be a good time to try to sell high.

10. Sean Couturier

Couturier is making up for lost time after missing six games with a rib injury. He's been excellent since returning to the lineup, with a six-game point streak where he has five goals and 10 points to go along with 17 shots, seven hits and 52 faceoff wins. He is tied for 12th in the league in points since Feb. 7, but has played fewer games than everyone ahead of him (the Flyers had several games postponed due to COVID-19 protocols). Jonathan Huberdeau, for example, has 12 points in that period, but has played twice as many games.

9. Filip Forsberg

Forsberg is the only bright spot in Nashville this season, but it's just recently he's been consistently performing. While he had 11 points in his first 13 games, he was pointless in seven of those games. However, in his last eight games, he has only gone pointless in two games and has eight points in that span. Also a boon for Forsberg owners is his shooting. His 3.8 shots per game is a career high and 0.7 shots per game more than a season ago. It's also the seventh-h