Welcome to another edition of the Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire Report. The NHL season is in full swing, which means we need to start looking at the waiver wire. This part of the year is critical to be able to claim players that might have been missed in drafts. Some of these players will help you win a championship, so make sure you aren’t asleep at the helm of your fantasy team. Let’s take a look at some players worth targeting this week.


NHL Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire Pickups
Josh Norris - Ottawa Senators - Centre

Josh Norris has scored a goal in FIVE straight games and is showing no signs of slowing down. He has 12 goals in 26 games this season, which is pretty elite. Despite all that success, he’s at 35% ownership on Yahoo!. He’s not going to keep this pace up all year, but with a new bench boss and some confidence, there’s no reason why he can’t be a point-per-game player in the second half of the season. He’s a great addition for fantasy teams looking for an offensive boost. 

Yegor Sharangovich - Calgary Flames - Winger

The Calgary Flames are desperate for any kind of offence and Yegor Shrangovich is getting a chance to show management that he can be part of the solution. The former Devil is skating on the top line and top power play unit and is already up to 21 points on the year. The Flames as a team are #NotGood, so his upside will be limited, but Jonathan Huberdeau is not that guy, so Sharangovich will get the chance to run with this opportunity for as long as he wants. Another great player worth adding in all formats. 

Nicholas Paul - Tampa Bay Lightning - Winger/Centre

We’ve talked about Nicholas Paul before but the message went unnoticed. The man is skating on the top line with Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov and on the top power play unit. He’s also seeing over 20 minutes a night in some games. The volume here is elite with Paul, so why is he just 22% owned? There is no reason for this. Tampa Bay needs some depth players to show up and Paul is doing exactly that. As long as he’s getting a look on the top line, he deserves to be on a fantasy hockey roster. 

Marcus Pettersson - Pittsburgh Penguins - Defence

With all the talk of Erik Karlsson and Kris Letang, it’s easy to forget about Marcus Pettersson. He’s not going to blow you away with his offensive production, but he does have four points in the last three games and is also capable of getting a few shots on goal, throwing his weight around and blocking shots. He’s not going to win you a fantasy hockey championship, but he certainly won’t hurt your chances. He’s a nice addition in deeper category format league. 

James Reimer - Detroit Red Wings - Goalie

Do I think James Reimer is a great addition this week? Absolutely not, but here are the facts: 

-Alex Lyon: IR

-Ville Husso: Hurt and not very good

-Michael Hutchinson: AHL goalie.

At this point, if you’re healthy, you’re going to get a chance to start for the Detroit Red Wings. James Remier can be serviceable, but you can’t roll him out every week. The good news is, he’s going to get a chance to play and his numbers are not the worst on the team. He’s a veteran goalie who can help a fantasy team that is desperate for a goalie who is breathing. 

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