Ramblings: Nedeljkovic; Joseph; Hornqvist; Breaking Down Shot Rates for Gezlaf & Other Outliers (Nov 10)

Alexander MacLean

2021-11-10

The NHL continues to completely ruin the response to the Brad Aldrich situation. It's extremely disheartening to see that they really just don't care about the players, and won't make any move to care for anything but the bottom-line of the business. At least we have players like Carey Price that are starting to take their wellbeing into their own hands. Good on you Carey, and I hope you continue to receive the help you need.

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Heads up if you weren't aware already, the Islanders play their only game of the week tomorrow. If you have some of their secondary/fringe players, you will be better off streaming for them come Friday, as there are lots of options of teams that play twice over the weekend.

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Patric Hornqvist was up on the top powerplay in place of Sam Reinhart last night, and actually played a fair bit with both units. If that lasts for any length of time then Hornqvist's fantasy stock should really climb. He'll make for a good net-front presence on a top-unit with a ton of skill to burn.

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No Dougie Hamilton is no problem for Ty Smith, who stepped up on the top power pay unit and on the scoresheet with three points. The Devils scored seven against Spencer Knight who was playing in back-to-back games, and had points from a baker's-dozen of different players. The team has started slowly, and has had trouble getting into a rhythm with all their injuries. There are quite a few buy-low options here despite all of the first-round pedigree.

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It sounds as though Jon Cooper has settled into a bit of a set lineup for his forwards now that there has been some time for the group to gel since the Nikita Kucherov injury. The big winner is Matthew Joseph, playing on a line with Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn. He's likely the only one of that top-six group that will be available in y