Welcome to another edition of the Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire Report. The only way to win a championship in any fantasy league is to be active on the waiver wire. If you aren’t checking the wire at least once a week, then you’re doing it wrong. Each week, we’ll look at some players you should be adding to your watch list, or adding right away. Let’s take a look at who we are keeping an eye on for this week.
Fantasy Hockey Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups
Denis Gurianov, Montreal Canadiens - Wing
Denis Gurianov is getting a fresh start in Montreal and it could be an excellent opportunity for him to show that he can get back to his goal-scoring ways. He has two goals on the season, but he has scored 20 before and he’s going to get a chance to see a healthy amount of ice time with the Habs. He played about 12 minutes per game in Dallas, but was a healthy scratch at times and could just never find any consistency. He’s free across most platforms, so he’s worth taking a shot on if you have the roster spot in deeper formats.
Max Domi, Chicago Blackhawks - Center/Wing
Max Domi has been one of the hottest players in the league for the last two weeks. In six games, the centerman has four goals and eight assists while seeing well over 17 minutes per game of ice time. We know that he can score goals, but he’s doing it on a terrible hockey team and with very little support. It's good timing considering the trade deadline is less than five days away, so he could be doing all this to find a new home and get another chance to try and win a Stanley Cup. He should be rostered in all formats.
Fabian Zetterlund, San Jose Sharks - Wing
Fabian Zetterlund was part of the blockbuster deal that sent Timo Meier to the New Jersey Devils. He’s a young player who has some skill, but the Devils were just so deep up front that he couldn’t crack the top-six on a regular basis. The Sharks have no offensive depth and he’s going to get a chance to see a decent amount of ice time, which could build his confidence and lead to more points. He’s still a speculative add, so he can only be considered in deeper formats.
John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks - Goalie
I wish John Gibson would just go away and save me from having to think about him, but the veteran goalie has been red hot this month and we can’t ignore him anymore. He’s been giving up a ton of goals because the Ducks can’t defend, but he’s finished with 50-plus saves THREE times THIS MONTH! Are you kidding me? At times, he’s looked like he can’t stop a beachball, but that hasn’t been the case in February. He’s going to come back down to earth at some point and all those saves don’t mean that he’s not giving up goals. He’s lost most of those games, but in leagues where saves are important, he’s worth spot starting in the right matchup.
Anthony Duclair, Florida Panthers - Wing
After missing the entire season due to injury, Anthony Duclair made his season debut against the Buffalo Sabres last week and recorded an assist with four shots on goal. The veteran wing has proven that he can score goals and the Panthers could definitely use some help in that department. He’s in a really good spot to produce down the stretch and it wouldn’t shock anyone to flirt with a point-per-game pace from now until the end of the year.
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