Watch the Fantasy Hockey Waiver Watch – Championship Week Adds and Drops

We will search the waiver wire every week for less-rostered assets to aid your squad. We will also look at former go-to fantasy assets that may be undervalued, in the short- and long-term.

We have five days to go! Which means in redraft playoff competition it's time to ditch certain long-term relationships – regardless of how fruitful they've been to date – for the cream of the what-are-you-doing-for-me-now crop. You have the option to select Alex OvechkinNext fall, he will be listed as a day-today patient with an upper-body injury. Right NowIn exchange for a less-prominent depth performance, the 50-goal scorer could be jettisoning. These final hours are crucial for maximizing fantasy advantage by mining the schedule.


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Watch the Fantasy Hockey Waiver Watch - Championship Week Adds and Drops

William Karlsson, C, Vegas Golden Knights(Rostered by ESPN.com leagues at 50.0%)The Vegas center, despite being less prominent, is still contributing his part in keeping his team's playoff hopes alive. Since Mar., the team has continued to move at an average pace of a point per game. Karlsson 26, has performed better than many of his fellow front-line players. This week, the Golden Knights will need the same performance from Karlsson (previously 43 goals) especially if they are to win the final week. Jack Eichel, Mark StoneOthers struggle to score points. I like to think forward Evgenii DadonovThis last round of must win road games included stops in Dallas, Chicago and St. Louis.

Watch the Fantasy Hockey Waiver Watch - Championship Week Adds and Drops

Valeri Nichushkin, RW/LW, Colorado Avalanche (45.5%):With this, you can skate on the top line Nathan MacKinnonIn his eight previous games, Nichushkin has scored five goals and assisted five others. He averaged 2.0 fantasy points per game all season and 2.4 last month. With Gabriel Landeskog and/or Mikko RantanenMacKinnon may be sidelined until the playoffs. But the underrated winger should still be there through the final three games. These are contests that the Avs will feel even more motivated to win after suffering a four game slump.

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Watch the Fantasy Hockey Waiver Watch - Championship Week Adds and Drops

Mason Marchment, RW/LW, Florida Panthers (16.7%):The sophomore is back with another three goals, four assists and six games. Marchment's ability to produce in short bursts should be taken advantage, fantasy-wise. The 26-year old is currently sitting at 47 points after 54 games. He will be looking to break 50 before the end of the season. Marchment should also get more quality minutes as the Panthers travel to Montreal, Ottawa, and Boston to close 2021-22.

Watch the Fantasy Hockey Waiver Watch - Championship Week Adds and Drops

Vasily Podkolzin, LW/RW, Vancouver Canucks (2.2%):This rookie winger has been a regular in the Canucks' top six since spring. 1: lining it up with Elias Pettersson (hot) and a healthy-again Brock Boeser. Podkolzin has been a valuable player in Vancouver for many years. He scored 14 goals and had 12 assists in his NHL debut season. Our lens also shows that the 10th overall draft selection (2019) can be useful in most fantasy forums. Right now. The 20-year old should still contribute to the Canucks' final three games against the Kings, Oilers, and Kraken even if they are eliminated from playoff play.

Watch the Fantasy Hockey Waiver Watch - Championship Week Adds and Drops

Noah Cates, LW, Philadelphia Flyers (1.0%):Although they sit outside the postseason circle of skaters, the Flyers' younger skaters are still having a lot of fun. Led by the rookie at 23, Competing alongside Morgan FrostFormer Panther Owen TippettCates (23), has three goals, four assists and three goals in his five previous games. Sunday's 4-1 win against the Penguins saw him score three points on six shots. This is a team actively involved in trying to secure a better position in the playoffs. The former University of Minnesota–Duluth Bulldog will be looking to close his promising NHL debut with productive performances against the Blackhawks (Monday). OnlySenators, Jets, and game on the league roster).

Also see: Jared McCann, LW/C, Seattle Kraken (28.3%); Matt Boldy, RW/LW, Minnesota Wild (25.3%); Anthony Mantha, RW/LW, Washington Capitals (10.8%)

Defenders

Watch the Fantasy Hockey Waiver Watch - Championship Week Adds and Drops

Justin SchultzWashington Capitals (3.7%): The puck-moving defenceman has been unusually quiet throughout the season. However, he is regaining his scoring touch at this stage. It's not a bad timing, with the Capitals in the playoffs. Schultz has been a consistent shot-blocking presence and has had six assists (one counting the extra skater). This brings his fantasy points to 2.4 per contest. The experienced blueliner hasn't played a lot, but he's making the most out of the time he does have.

Watch the Fantasy Hockey Waiver Watch - Championship Week Adds and Drops

Brandon Montour, Florida Panthers (20.6%).Everyone in Florida seems to be scoring a lot of points, even the blue line. Montour, for example, is on track to record his 40th point season. He has eight assists and three goals in just 12 April games. Fellow Panthers defenseman Gustav ForslingAnother attractive fantasy asset is (22.1%) who blocks more shots that his blue-line buddy.

Also see: Brayden McNabb, Vegas Golden Knights (32.2%); Travis SanheimPhiladelphia Flyers (18.2%); Kris Russell, Edmonton Oilers (0.9%); Dante Fabbro, Nashville Predators (0.4%)

Goalies

Watch the Fantasy Hockey Waiver Watch - Championship Week Adds and Drops

Brian Elliott, Tampa Bay Lightning (2.2%):Tampa's backup could start against the Blue Jackets or Islanders on Thursday/Friday. 1 Andrei Vasilevskiy. Elliott is an appealing streaming option in both situations. Elliott has been quite good since April and only suffered a mid-month loss against the Jets. You might be looking for a veteran fantasy netminder to finish it all off?

Watch the Fantasy Hockey Waiver Watch - Championship Week Adds and Drops

Dan Vladar, Calgary Flames (3.7%):Vladar is like Elliott in Tampa. Jacob MarkstromOn Thursday in Minnesota, or Friday in Winnipeg Depending on the activities of your fantasy goalies, streaming appeal is sure to be there for the Jets matchup. The Flames may be able to take it a bit more easy this week as they are now in the top spot for the Pacific and can't catch Colorado at home ice in conference. IfDarryl Sutter was not the one they were playing for. They do not. The club's head coach has made it a priority to get into the postseason with three victories.

Also see: Vitek VanecekWashington Capitals (40.4%)

Expectations are lower

These banged up skaters are at risk of missing the remainder of the regular season. They are all rostered in over 70% of ESPN.com leagues: Alex Ovechkin (Washington Capitals); Mikko Rantanen (Colorado Avalanche); Patrik Laine, Columbus Blue Jackets; Gabriel Landeskog, Avalanche; Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets; Brayden Schenn, St. Louis Blues; Bo Horvat, Vancouver Canucks; Darnell NurseEdmonton Oilers Zach Werenski, Columbus Blue Jackets Jared Spurgeon, Minnesota Wild; Devon ToewsAvalanche

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