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NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week

Neil Parker

A loyal Leafs, Cubs and Cowboys fan for decades, Neil has contributed to RotoWire since 2014. He previously worked for USA Today Fantasy Sports and founded TheFakeHockey.com.

Note: The NHL Waiver Wire article will run Thursdays this season instead of Mondays. The goal is to give fantasy owners more time to plan their pickups for the upcoming scoring period, Monday-Sunday.

Two approaches are necessary for attacking the waiver wire in seasonal leagues. First, you want to swing for the fences and hope to pick up a year-long asset. Unfortunately, plenty of players already rostered in most settings aren't even wire-to-wire contributors, so the second approach then becomes important: keeping tabs on players with encouraging short-term outlooks.

Injuries create opportunities, shooting surges and slumps strike, and the NHL schedule can have a significant impact on fantasy results. It's critical to remain flexible and stay on the prowl for ...

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