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Real or Imagined: Forwards Part 3 – LAK, MIN, NSH (2016)

  The column this week will focus once again on forwards, and will be the final edition of the Real or Imagined series for this year. In the interest of expediency here is a brief list of the factors that go into the evaluation of the forwards in this column: shot quantity and quality, primary [...]

By |2016-12-26T14:37:03-05:00December 26th, 2016|The Wild West|0 Comments

Real or Imagined: Forwards Part 2 – COL, DAL, EDM (2016)

Digging deep on the forwards for COL, DAL, EDM – are the trends for real?   Real or Imagined: Forwards Part 2 (2016) Having covered goalies and defensemen thus far in the series it is now time for the second of a four-part examination of the Western Conference forwards. For forwards it is important to [...]

By |2016-12-19T13:24:40-05:00December 19th, 2016|The Wild West|0 Comments

Real or Imagined: Forwards Part 1 – ANA, ARI, CGY, CHI (2016)

Digging deep on the forwards for ANA, ARI, CGY, CHI – are the trends for real?   Real or Imagined: Forwards Part 1 (2016) Having covered goalies and defensemen thus far in the series it is now time for the first of a four-part examination of the Western Conference forwards. For forwards it is important [...]

By |2016-12-19T13:21:31-05:00December 19th, 2016|The Wild West|1 Comment

West: Real or Imagined – Defensemen Part 2 (2016)

  The third installment of the Real or Imagined series focuses on the defensemen of Los Angeles, Minnesota, Nashville, St.Louis, San Jose, Vancouver and Winnipeg. It is time to evaluate the second half of the Western Conference defensemen. As always the evaluation is based on their ability to generate shots, the amount of power-play time [...]

By |2016-12-12T13:07:10-05:00December 12th, 2016|The Wild West|2 Comments

Real or Imagined: Western Conference Defensemen Part 1 (2016)

The second installment of the Real or Imagined series focuses on the defensemen of Anaheim, Arizona, Calgary, Chicago, Colorado, Dallas and Edmonton.   For defensemen there are three big factors for this sort of evaluation: percentage of his team's available power-play time, shot rate and assist rate. The best fantasy defensemen make their living on [...]

By |2016-12-05T10:52:15-05:00December 5th, 2016|The Wild West|8 Comments

Real or Imagined – a look at Western Conference Goalies (2016)

  Having just passed the quarter mark of the season for most of the teams in the NHL it is time for the third annual installment of the Real or Imagined feature in the Wild West column. As always it starts with a team-by-team look at the goalies of the Western Conference and gives buy/sell [...]

By |2016-11-29T20:36:52-05:00November 28th, 2016|The Wild West|4 Comments

Digging Deep – 10 Depth Players to Add from the West

Here are 10 Western Conference depth players to consider in deeper leagues     Digging Deep A lot of the stronger depth plays in the West this year are better known players such as Mike Fish and Craig Smith in Nashville or Jason Zucker and Nino Niederreiter in Minnesota. This year focuses a lot more [...]

By |2016-11-21T17:40:03-05:00November 21st, 2016|The Wild West|0 Comments

West: Looking at the Power Play (2016)

A close look the power plays of NSH, ANA, CGY, ARI, WPG and LAK   This week focuses on the six power plays from around the Western conference, including two of the best, two of the worst and two with interesting developments. Power play time has always been a driver for top players accounting for [...]

By |2016-11-14T15:30:04-05:00November 14th, 2016|The Wild West|0 Comments