It doesn't matter where a team is in relation to the playoff picture; its opponents still have to win the required number of games. All 82. It's a less compelling and engaging exercise but still very useful. This collection of meaningless games, aside from entertaining invested fans and (hopefully), offering a glimpse of better days ahead, offers ample opportunities for experimentation. There are many chances to try new lines, to test chemistry and to audition young and old. These games offer fantasy value, which is a great thing.
Postseason-bound teams, already firmly anchored in their spots, will take advantage of this certainty and rest their stars. Other players will bust their cabooses trying to make a good pre-September impression. Even veterans will work on resolving certain issues to be ready for next year. These are the have-nots of 2021-22. You can try Contributing. Contrary to those who are excluded from the abundance-of-caution group. Which fantasy team member would you rather have to close 2021-22?
, Columbus Blue Jackets (Rostered at 50.7% ESPN.com leagues).Roslovic finally makes the most of his top six assignment in Columbus. The center has scored seven goals and received two assists in five games. This includes a power play. Skating on the line with This is a promising prospect The 25-year old is sure to increase that number before the regular season ends. Drafted 25th by the Roslovic has not fulfilled his pre-NHL expectations for 2015 Maybe this is the case again Final wordsThis video gives you a taste of the future that Ohio native and his pending RFA has in store for you.
, C/LW, (31.5%):It only feels like November for Vrana, the Red Wings winger who spent the majority of the season recovering from shoulder surgery. Vrana returned to action in March after being fully recovered from shoulder surgery. In 21 games, Vrana scored 12 goals and assisted five times, with five of those assists coming in the first quarter. Vrana also contributed five points on Vrana’s power play. The 26-year old was signed for two more seasons in Detroit. For the foreseeable future, Vrana will continue to be a core part of the club’s top six. There is no reason why he cannot participate in the Wings final five games. You can always get fresh legs.
, RW, (15.0%):The young Sabres skaters are having fun and looking forward to a brighter tomorrow. After Olofsson's inactivity from December to February, it is refreshing to see him again. The 26-year old Olofsson, who was largely absent from December through February, rediscovered his scoring touch in March. He scored 20 points in 24 games, six goals and five assists in April. (Where was this all season? Olofsson has a very light fantasy schedule with only four matches, which is a problem for most of the league. However, the scoring winger still has what it takes to provide some productive pop for a roster in dire need.
, C, (10.1%):This kid is a natural at making an impression. Beniers is one of the most productive players in the league. He has never played an NHL game without scoring a point, despite being on one of the lowest-performing teams. Although we are only four teams, stillA combination of two goals and two assists makes for a nice start to a professional career after graduation. ESPN.com's fantasy area often features him, including The rookie – who will be the team's center, as it happens, – will continue building on his running record through the Kraken’s last five fantasy-eligible matches. This youngster is also important. NextThe fall fantasy draft
, D. Philadlephia Flyers (14.8%)These past few weeks have been a fantasy firestorm with Sanheim's impressive collection of five points (16 shots, 13 hits and 19 blocked shots through seven contests translates to a stunning 2.6 fantasy point/game in ESPN.com Standard leagues. A good portion of Philadelphia's blue lines are in the infirmary, with a newly injured player. Sanheim appears to have no choice but to fulfill the club's calendar. Fantasy-wise, this timetable holds much appeal. It includes four matches against non-playoff clubs and the OnlyChicago, Monday night ultra-lean. The 26-year old is only four points away from his career-high of 35. Although he will have to work hard to beat that record, he is still going to try his best. Some players will claim that personal records don't matter. Hogwash.
Travis Sanheim's goal brings the Flyers to the board
, D, (0.1%):This kid stands six-foot-six tall and weighs 230 lbs. The beast. In his second round draft pick (2018)'s latest tour with Devils, he is acting like one. With 15 goals in five games and a goal, plus three assists and six blocked shot, he has a total of 2.0 fantasy points/contest. Lindy Ruff's use of the rookie for the penalty kill is a sign of his growing faith in the youngster. New Jersey has four of the six remaining New Jersey games, and there the team has had significantly greater success. Bahl is a great dark horse fantasy commodity that I recommend to close the season, especially in deeper leagues.
, G, (38.4%):It would be nice to have some scoring support from Price's friends out front, wouldn't you think? Montreal's offense has provided no goals in Price's first two starts, which leaves Price without any chance of winning. This drought will soon end. Price seems to be penciled in against the Flyers on Thursday and then again against the Senators on Saturday. If that's how the biscuit actually crumbles I'm all in for the Canadiens netminder, as a steaming option of Daily Fantasy asset or steaming option. His teammates owe him much.
, G, (7.6%):Kahkonen is a streaming/DFS choice for those with more zany fantasy types. With a.940SV% of the NHL's best and a 1.92 GAA, Kahkonen has been a top-ten performer since April. 6 San Jose's trade deadline acquisition is less successful in terms of wins/losses. He hasn't been able to finish in the negative fantasy points department since April. 2. Assume Starts against the Blues on Thursday. As anticipated, Kahkonen should be in the line for Saturday’s meeting with the Blackhawks. Maybe Tuesday against the Ducks. To wrap up the club’s campaign in Seattle, April. 29. All of them are attractive fantasy match-ups.
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