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Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire: Teams to Stream & Best Pickups – Week 19

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Welcome back to the Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire: Teams to Stream & Best Pickups article! The Olympics are over, as is the Olympic Break. We are back to our normally scheduled programming!

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There are several teams that have favorable schedules this week. I’ve taken a closer look at some of them with players to watch on the waiver wire, claims to make off waivers, and the best pickups for the week. If you are in a shallower or deeper league, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter (@RGilbertSOP), in the Reddit comments, or in the SGPN Slack for any questions!


Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire: Teams to Stream & Best Pickups – Week 19

Los Angeles Kings

Schedule: Monday (3), Wednesday (4),  Friday(7),  Sunday (8)

Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire Watch

Adrian Kempe (W – 49% Rostered)

It’s very surprising that Kempe is available in over half of leagues, if only just barely. The Kings’ first-line winger is also on their top power-play unit and has 36 points (25 G, 11 A) on the season. He also averages nearly three shots on goal per game with 148 in 50 contests.

Kempe has been putting up goals and points in bunches recently. He has three multi-point games in his last five. On top of that, he’s recorded a point in 13 of 20 games since the holiday break, totaling 19 points (13 G, 6 A) in that span.

Viktor Arvidsson (W – 48% Rostered)

Break out the Spiderman meme because we have another under-rostered Kings winger. Arvidsson is on the Kings’ second line –– and top power-play unit with Kempe. The Swedish winger has 35 points (15 G, 20 A) in 46 games. He has a whopping 171 shots in those 46 games, an average of 3.72 per game.

The new year has been kind to Arvidsson, who has 21 points (9 G, 12 A) in 21 games in 2022. He’s been held without a point in just six of those contests. Arvidsson isn’t showing signs of slowing down with the surging Kings. He has eight points (3 G, 5 A) and 29 shots in his last seven games.

Trevor Moore (W – 9% Rostered)

For those of you in deeper leagues, you could use Moore of Trevor on your roster. He plays in all situations for the Kings as the second-line winger is also on the power play and penalty kill.

Moore only has 30 points (9 G, 21 A) in 53 games this season, but a lot of them have come recently. Like Arvidsson, Moore has also surged in 2022 with 23 points (6 G, 17 A) and 58 shots in just 21 games.


New Jersey Devils

Schedule: Monday (3), Tuesday (9), Friday (7), Sunday (8)

Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire Watch

Jesper Bratt (W – 55% Rostered)

Bratt is in fact rostered in more than half of leagues, but that’s still not enough. He’s been on fire since missing a few games with an injury, scoring four goals and adding an assist in his last two games. And he wasn’t doing too poorly before that.

Bratt is now over a point per game on the season with 48 points (18 G, 30 A) in 47 games. Half of those points (10 G, 14 A) have come in his 18 games since the holiday break. Pick him up if he’s available in your league.

Nico Hischier (C – 26% Rostered)

Hischier is starting to show flashes of the skills that made him the first overall pick in 2017. He has 9 points (6 G, 3 A) in seven games since the All-Star break and 17 points (11 G, 6 A)  in 21 games since the holiday break. That’s brought him up to 33 points (14 G, 19 A) in 46 games on the season.

I don’t necessarily recommend Hischier for all leagues, or even most, but he’s a good option in those deeper leagues.

Yegor Sharangovich (C, W – 11% Rostered)

Sharangovich is another guy to target in deep leagues, especially since he’s flexible as a center and winger. He’s currently getting time on the top line with Jack Hughes and Dawson Mercer, and he’s on the second power-play unit.

Sharangovich has taken advantage of that opportunity with a six-game point streak –– and three-game goal streak. He has 9 points (4 G, 5 A) in that span.

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Buffalo Sabres

Schedule: Wednesday (4), Friday (7), Sunday (8)

Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire Watch

Tage Thompson (C, W – 52% Rostered)

Thompson’s stock has skyrocketed recently. His season totals of 39 points (21 G, 18 A) in 49 games aren’t too impressive just yet, but his recent splits show his growth. Thompson has over half of his points (21 — 11 G, 10 A) in 19 games since the holiday break. In eight games since the All-Star break, Thompson has 9 points (7 G, 2 A).

Thompson also has flexibility as a center and wing. He’s currently centering Skinner and Tuch on the top line and is on the top power-play unit, too. With the Sabres’ three games this week coming on the lighter nights, Thompson is worth an add for this week and beyond.

Alex Tuch (W – 48% Rostered)

The aforementioned Tuch and Thompson have fed off each other. Tuch plays on both the top line and power-play unit with the youngster.

Tuch could’ve sulked after getting traded by Vegas in the Jack Eichel deal, but he’s used it as motivation. In 21 games with the Sabres, Tuch has 22 points (7 G, 15 A). He had 33 points in 55 games last season and just 17 points in 42 games the year prior.

The same thing I said about Thompson goes for Tuch: ride him until he proves otherwise.


Minnesota Wild

Schedule: Tuesday (9), Thursday (9), Friday (7), Sunday (8)

Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire Watch

Matt Boldy (W – 33% Rostered)

I am once again telling you to pick up Matt Boldy.

The rookie winger has 18 points (8 G, 10 A) in 19 games this season. He hasn’t gone more than two straight games without a point. Boldy is on the second line and top power-play unit. The 20-year-old needs to be rostered until he shows any signs of slowing down, which he hasn’t yet.

Frederick Gaudreau (C – 3% Rostered)

Three percent rostered. Three. Frederick Gaudreau is thriving on the Wild second line with Boldy and Kevin Fiala. He has 22 points (7 G, 15 A) in 44 games on the season, so it makes sense on the surface. However, Freddy Hockey has 11 points (5 G, 6 A) in his last 13 games.

Gaudreau is a great guy to pick up in deep leagues.


Fantasy Hockey Week 19: Teams to Stream

Along with these four, there are a handful of teams that play either four times or on three lighter nights.

Four Games: Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vegas Golden Knights, Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators

If you have any questions about players to pick up on these teams, or any players in general, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter (@RGilbertSOP), in the Reddit comments, or in the SGPN Slack for any questions!


Fantasy Hockey Week 19: Teams to Avoid

The NHL is getting back to its normal schedule, but four teams only play twice this week.

Two Games: Arizona Coyotes, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins


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