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2015-16 Cheatsheet is here

by chewy 2. October 2015 19:04

It's been a long time, and it's up against the wire; however, Landsharkhockey is proud to unveil our free draft rankings cheat sheet for the 2015-16 NHL fantasy hockey season.  That was a really long sentence.  We are still debating whether or not to continue publishing fine fantasy content throughout the hockey season this year (more on that later), but we felt we owed it to you to share our rankings heading into your last minute drafts.  The fanmail has been overwhelming over the past couple of weeks, as you've asked where we've been.  (more on that later...).  

For now, good luck with the drafts.

Waiver Wire - Week 18

by chewy 4. February 2014 05:41

Just a couple games left before we break for Sochi.  Here are a handful of potential free agents to consider before shutting down until March.




Gustav Nyquist (DET)

While Detroit has struggled to find their way through key injuries, Nyquist has stepped it up.  He has 8 goals in his last 8 games, along with 4 assists during that stretch.  His ice time has steadily climbed, as he has become the go-to guy for the Wings.


Antoine Vermette (PHO)

It's tough to get too excited about Vermette.  In 9 NHL seasons, he has rarely emerged as a viable fantasy option.  However, it's tough to ignore what's going on this season in Phoenix.  Vermette has topped 20 goals already, and has contributed 8 tallies in the last 9 games.


Mikael Backlund (CGY)

The Flames have been rolling for the past couple of weeks, thanks in large part to the offensive contributions of Backlund.  He has now registered 2 points in each of the last 4 games for Calgary.


Tyler Johnson (TB)

With Stamkos threatening a return soon, we may see a diminished role for the Tampa rookie, but he has emerged as a serious talent over the past month.  Johnson has 17 points in his last 19 contests.





Tyson Barrie (COL)

It has been tough trying to find value at the defensive position at this point in the season, but Barrie's 5 game point streak is worth notice..


Dougie Hamilton (BOS)

Hamilton has struggled with various injuries in his sophomore season, but is looking good right now.  He has goals in two straight games and is being counted on in key situations for the Bruins.



Waiver Wire - Week 16

by chewy 21. January 2014 06:42

We've got just a couple weeks of fantasy action to go before falling into the Olympic slumber.  Don't miss your opportunity to upgrade your roster and prepare your team for the final push before playoff season creeps up.


While the wire is typically highlighting lesser known talent, this week there are a number of fantasy veterans who had falled off in recent years or months.  Some of these veterans have turned up the heat in recent weeks:




Ryan Clowe (NJ)

The PIMs have dried up a bit, but he's seemed to regain his old scoring touch.  9 points over his last 7 games for the Devils.


David Legwand and Mike Fisher (NAS)

The Predators have come back from the dead offensively in January, and the two centers have been leading the cause. Over the past 4 games, Legwand has piled up 7 points, along with a healthy plus-minus and PIM contribution.    Fisher has been even better, with 14 points in 13 games.


Brad Richards (NYR)

Another back from the dead?  8 points in 7 games has the up and down veteran back on the upswing.


Scott Hartnell (PHI)

Over the last month, Hartnell has been producing at over a point-per-game.  Teaming up with Schenn and Simmonds, the 2nd line in Philly has been on fire.


Nazem Kadri (TOR)

Kadri and the Leafs have awoken in the past week.  He has 5 points in his last 3 games. 


Brad Marchand (BOS)

Marchand was written off by many for a horrid start to this season.  His ice time and production have steadily crept back in recent weeks.  He has been scoring goals consistently, talling 9 in his last 13 games.  He is capable of being a top 20 fantasy option.





Andrej Meszaros (PHI)

It's been a few years since Meszaros was a significant fantasy factor.  With 9 points in the last 7 games, he has my attention.





Darcy Kuemper (MIN)

Trying to predict the goalie situation in Minnesota is a bit painful right now.  Backstrom has fallen out of favor.  Harding's health is a mystery.  In steps Kuemper to win 4 of 5 starts, including a shutout.  Not a long-term solution, but you may be able to ride him to the Olympic break.


Waiver Wire - Week 14

by chewy 8. January 2014 06:13

We're half way through the NHL campaign already.  With most of the hockey world caught up in debating the snubs for Team Canada, this is your chance to snatch up a gem or two off the waiver wire while their backs are turned.  Here are a handful for your consideration:



Max Pacioretty (MON)

Pacioretty got off to a very slow start on the season; however, recently, the goals have been coming in bunches.  He has 7 points in his last 4 games.


Brayden Schenn (PHI)

4 years into his NHL career, the 5th overall draft pick is just now starting to show some offensive flash.  He scored in 4 of Philly's last 5 games, despite 3rd line minutes.


Mark Scheifele (WIN)

Scheifele is starting to emerge into a powerful offensive weapon for Winnepeg in his sophomore season.  He has tallied 18 points in the last 20 games.


Chris Stewart (STL)

Nobody is an inconsistent as Stewart over the past several years.  After a horrid start, Stewart went on rampage in December, but fell cold over the past two weeks.  He  has been dropped in many leagues.  He scored again last night, so he may be on the verge of another roll.


Alexander Barkov (FLA)

Barkov is making his case for rookie of the year.  Since mid-December, he has averaged more than a point a game, but goes largely unnoticed, toiling in the hockey misery of Miami.


Nathan MacKinnon (COL)

The one man who is likely to ruin Barkov's claim to the Calder Trophy this season is coming on strong as well.  6 goals in the last five game, include back to back 2-goal efforts have him disappearing from waiver wires quickly.


Jussi Jokinen (PIT)

Malkin is back, and thus, so is Jokinen.  Three straight multi-point performances since Malkin's return.





Waiver Wire - Week 11

by chewy 10. December 2013 06:29

It's been a while, but we're back with our weekly waiver wire picks to get your lineup back on track before it's too late.  A number of promising picks have emerged recently, as youngsters get the opportunity to step up to fill the gaps left by injuries.  Let's start in net:




Antii Raanta (CHI)

Crawford's injury opens the door for Raanta to pile up some wins in the short term, playing for one of the top teams in the NHL.  In the 5 games he's played this season, Raanta has 3 wins to complement a 2.16 GAA and .922 save %.


Jonas Gustavsson (DET)

Despite the rash of injuries to their star players, the Wings continue to assemble wins.  Most of those wins lately have come with Howard on the bench and the Monster in net.  The two seems to splitting time at the moment.  This may not endure, but grab some points in the short term.






Ryan Strome (NYI)

He hasn't played a single game in the NHL yet, but he's already being gobbled up by savvy owners, as the Isles prepare to add the AHL's leading scorer to their mix.  New York is desperate for a jolt of life, so they'll be looking to new blood to infuse that life.  Stash him now.


Nick Bonino (ANA)

Bonino has quietly been putting together a solid fantasy season as the Duck's 2nd/3rd line center.  He has piled up 11 points over this last 10 games.


Steve Downie (PHI)

Since returning from the concussion early last month, Downie has been a solid fantasy starter.  He has sprinkle in his typical helping of PIMs to complement some much needed scoring for the Flyers.





Andrej Sekera (CAR)

Sekera was drafted in roughly 0% of fantasy leagues, but is quickly being claimed in most.  He is on a scoring tear, with 4 gaols and 4 assists over his last 7 games.


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