So you've gotten a
glimpse at what your draft efforts have brought you and are already looking to
shake things up. After all, every
season, a handful of undrafted stars emerge in just the first few weeks of the
season. Don't miss out on your chance to
bolster that squad in the early going.
Here are our top waiver picks for the week:
Alex Galchenyuk (MON)
He went undrafted in
the vast majority of leagues. Just not
in any of mine, as I drafted this guy every chance I got. It's already shaping up to be the dynamic
breakout campaign for the Habs forward.
Through six games, he's tallied 6 points, and he's still only averaging
16 minutes of ice time. Montreal will
continue to give the dynamic 20-year old more looks as the season
progresses. He's been connecting well
with the resurging Tomas Plekanec on the 2nd line.
Damon Severson (D-NJ)
Severson was drafted
in the 2nd round by the Devils in 2012, in large part due to his canon from the
point. Through his first 4 NHL contests,
that shot has resulted in 3 red lights and an assist. He's already logging 20 minutes of ice time
per game, at the tender age of 20. He
won't be on your wire for long, so act now.
Darcy Kuemper (G-MIN)
already gone, if anyone was paying attention when he opened the season with 2
straight shutouts. The Wild will
challenge as one of the best teams in the NHL this season. As long as Kuemper continues to get the
starts, he will be a top end option.
Tanner Pearson (LA)
With so many options
in SoCal, it's easy to overlook the 2nd year winger. He continues to click with fellow youngster
Toffoli and veteran Carter, in what has quietly become the top line for the
defending champs. Pearson has a noble 5
goals and 2 assists through 6 games, effectively doubling his career totals in
just one week. If you followed the
playoffs last year, you have to believe this business will continue.
Jiri Tlusty (CAR)
Tlusty may be the
lone glimmer of hope on a team destined for the McDavid sweeps. This natural goal scorer has been limited by
injuries over the past few seasons in Carolina, but is plenty healthy at the
moment. This has resulted in 3 goals on
just 8 shots thus far.