Ramblings: Murray to be Waived; Hot Hartman, Hagel; Struggling Scheifele, Pettersson (Nov 27)

Ian Gooding


Happy belated Thanksgiving to all our American friends! Since Friday was Black Friday, we were treated to some daytime hockey, which is unusual for a weekday.

Ryan Strome has extended his point streak to seven games with his goal and assist in Friday's matinee. That gives him 12 points over his last 11 games as he continues to benefit from playing on Artemi Panarin's line. Strome is still a UFA at the end of the season, so it will be interesting to see what happens with him and how it may affect his fantasy value going forward.

Dryden Hunt is now the third player on that line, and he also scored a goal and added an assist to go with four hits. He's not seeing any power-play time, but he could be worth a flier in deeper bangers leagues based on his top-6 even-strength usage.

Or could that be your reaction when someone tries to circumvent your league rules? Or when someone sends you a trade offer of two of their worst players for your best player? Kidding aside, it should come at absolutely no surprise that Brad Marchand was the recipient of this glove toss.

With another goal on Friday, Ryan Hartman now has goals in four of his last five games as well as 13 points in his last 14 games. Hartman's recent hot streak was enough to have him featured in the most recent Geek of the Week and Wild West columns. If you look at the overall shooting percentage and other advanced stats, the goal output doesn't seem sustainable. But there are a couple of factors going for Hartman at the moment: 1) He has doubled his shot total per game (3.4 SOG/GP) from previous seasons (1.5-1.7 SOG/GP), and 2) He is taking advantage of time on the Kirill Kaprizov line. That could mean that he cont