Placing Ghost on this list might be a mistake by the time this column is read. Gostisbehere notched a goal and assist against the Rangers on Feb. 24 and followed that strong game with another marker Saturday. He went from the penthouse to the outhouse in the last few years, topping out at 65 points in 2017-18 before plummeting to 12 points in 42 games last year. Ghost got off to a poor start this year, but maybe these back-to-back strong games will propel him.

Vincent Trocheck, C/RW, Carolina Hurricanes (94.8%): Let's say you're dominating in other aspects. Perhaps, for example, a combination of players are wiping your league's fantasy floor in the assists department, sometimes even from your bench. But your squad is a little weak in putting the puck directly in the net. That's when, as long as the math makes sense, you volley a rivalling manager an offer for someone of Trocheck's scoring ilk in exchange for one of your excess fantasy heavyweights. You're not getting the Hurricanes centerman for nothing, but that extra goal or two could suffice in earning the necessary edge by any week's end. Plus, Trocheck's scoring line, also including Martin Necas and Nino Niederreiter, is appearing more and more dynamic game by game.Nashville Predators NHL Design Face Masks


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Rask, in particular, should absolutely be extended if that's what he wants. The 33-year-old veteran is statistically the best goalie in franchise history. He came close to leading the Bruins to Stanley Cup titles in 2013 and 2019, but the team ultimately fell short. San Jose Sharks NHL Design Face Masks

Seeded fifth in the East Division, a win would bring the Penguins level with the Flyers in the race for the final postseason spot in arguably the most competitive quadrant in the league.


Watching how coaching changes affect the dynamic is helpful for fantasy, to be sure. Next up will be the Calgary Flames, who have brought Darryl Sutter back to the league to take the helm. The Flames have split up Johnny Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm and Sean Monahan this season -- to limited success. In 2018-19, the trio played 823 minutes together; last season they played 510 minutes together; so far this season they have played 32 minutes together.

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