They have enjoyed a successful run. They've been able to deliver just enough to warrant a place on your fantasy roster. Now, whatever the reason, it's time for you to move on. As we enter the season's last quarter, the immediate future looks grimmer for these assets. They may be able to get a push out of the door through trade or abandonment. It's not about you. These are them.
As a fun addition, I have included the Goals Saved Above Normal and Goals Saved Above Expected measurements. Evolving HockeyFor those who are on this goalie-heavy roster.
Connor Hellebuyck, G, Winnipeg Jets(Rostered at 99.0%) Outrageous, right? One of the greatest in the business, the Vezina award winner of just two years back, would be hard to part with. As it turns out, me, at least in redraft fantasy football leagues. The Jets' No. The Jets' No. 1 is scoring a lot of goals, and it isn’t looking good. Too many saveable goals aren't being saved. Winnipeg still believes it is a playoff contender. Kevin Cheveldayoff, the GM, could consider strengthening the club's defense, another legitimate issue, ahead of the Mar. 21 trade deadline. This would be a great help. However, if this is not the case, the last few weeks of the regular-season could prove to be difficult for one the game's best netminders. For his loyal fantasy managers. (-0.36 GSAA/4.1 GSAx)
Jack Campbell, G, Toronto Maple Leafs (98.9%):He is now officially hurt. Campbell, who has been out of action for two weeks due to a rib injury and is now back in the game, has plenty time to determine why his season is on its way down. The Maple Leafs' starter has allowed at least four goals in five of his previous appearances. Four of those were losses. Instead of depending on a tandem consisting of Petr MrazekAnd Joseph Woll/Erik Kallgren (zero NHL Experience), the club may be able to deal for an experienced netminder prior to Mar. 21. If a figure is like Marc-Andre FleuryCampbell walks into town and there is little motivation to hurry him back until he feels better. If it's possible, put the netminder on IR. If you don't have the option, cut off fantasy ties. (4.88 GSAA/-6.65 GSAx)
Linus Ullmark, G, Boston Bruins (79.0%):Since Jan. 25, Boston's netminders are on opposite ends. Since Jan. 25, Jeremy SwaymanIt is 7-1-1 with a.941 SSV% and 1.65 GAA. Ullmark? He is 3-4-2 and has a.892 SSV% and a 3.41 GAA. Guess who is getting tapped to start more often? Swayman averaged 6.2 fantasy points per game this month, despite being drafted in only 48.8% ESPN.com leagues. It's not a glossier rate than Ullmark’s -0.8. The Bruins are firmly rooted in a playoff spot in Atlantic but would still love to accumulate wins in hopes of moving up from fourth. They have a better chance of winning those crucial victories night in and day out thanks to their rookie netminder. (-1.12 GSAA/-10.41 GSAx)
Ilya Samsonov, G, Washington Capitals (70.3%):It would have been hard to convince me at the season's beginning that it was possible. Vitek VanecekThe Capitals would choose to use 36.6 percent, not Samsonov in their postseason charge. But here we are. Samsonov is yet to win since Feb. 17, when Washington was the current No. One has won three consecutively. We may not see 25-year-old goaltenders as often between now April. 29, excluding scheduled back-toback sets. (-6.33 GSAA/-3.81 GSAx)
Philipp Grubauer, Seattle Kraken (59.2%): The Kraken aren’t getting better. This season is different. With a view to building for next season and beyond, the club may move one or two of its better players. Defenseman Mark GiordanoOne, you are as good and gone as it gets.
Seattle, a team that has won 17 of its 17 games, could possibly get worse before we can call it a campaign. Grubauer's -1.4 fantasy points over the past 30 days is enough to cause you to quit. It would have been better to forget about Grubauer altogether. And Seattle's No. 1 is the last team in the league by a large margin. It has a staggering -22.13 GSAA/-29.23 GAx. Yikes.
John Gibson, G, Anaheim Ducks (58.5%):This backup Anthony StolarzThe current netminder is the best for a team that isn’t winning much at present. This speaks volumes. Gibson's performance in 2022 was poor. He had a 6-8-2 record and a 3.54 GAA. This is just the beginning. IncludedIt was a good enough January. Since February 1, the Ducks' No. 1-6-0, with a.829SV% and 5.69 GAA. He's lost all his fantasy points, save one. Dump Gibson and see if Vanecek or Swayman is available. Jake OettingerYou can find almost anyone. (-0.58 GSAA/-1.25 GSAx)
Filip Hronek, D, Detroit Red Wings (60.6%):Hronek has only averaged 0.8 fantasy points per game since Jan. 28. This includes a blistering performance against Maple Leafs, Feb. 26. It's not enough.
With rookie Moritz SeiderAs Detroit's top defenseman, Hronek does the majority of the heavy lifting. However, he is highly replaceable at this stage. Hronek can't score, hit or block shots enough. Hronek isn't as good as other, more valuable assets. You might be surprised at who is contributing at a faster rate than you.
Frank Vatrano, LW/RW, Florida Panthers (54.0%):He doesn't skate on Florida's power play or in Florida's top six, and Vatrano isn't rostered for more ESPN.com leagues than his teammates. Anthony DuclairAnd Mason Marchment. Makes zero sense. There is a fantasy forward who can offer greater returns than a part time winger, who averages just 12 minutes per game (minus-five). The Panthers are home to a wealth of fantasy assets, both from the inside and outside. Vatrano is not one of them.
Chandler Stephenson, C/RW, Vegas Golden Knights (53.8%):Replacing by Nicolas RoyVegas's top line Jack EichelAnd Max PaciorettyStephenson has one assist in each of his five previous games. Skating on a third-unit with Michael AmadioIt's clear that this is not the same job. Stephenson had been quiet since the calendar was flipped, even before the demotion. In most competitive fantasy leagues, eight points in 22 games won't cut it.
Sean Monahan, C, Calgary Flames (49.6%):Even playing with a former junior buddy Tyler ToffoliMonahan, despite scoring many goals in his new Calgary residence, still has a long way to go before he is back on track. Now, the Flames' center skates in the single digits for the fourth line. In Tuesday's 5-4 defeat to Washington, he skated 8:48 (minus-2). In his 19 previous games, the former center is a prolific one with one goal and two assists. You can certainly improve your fantasy manager's output. Toffoli's availability (33.3%) is a good place start. You might also find many under-appreciated centers.