Just about a week
into the 2013-14 season, and we already have a fired coach. With NHL GM's quick and desperate to make a
move, you ought to be just as alert in the early going in managing your fantasy
squad. Typically, a handful of top notch
fantasy options get swept up in the first few weeks of the season to early
waiver watchers. With a few games
played, here are some early waiver options to consider adding to your lineup,
if someone else hasn't snatched them up already.
Lars Eller (MON)
Through the first
two games, Eller tallied 3 goals and 5 points, earning #2 Star honors. He won't keep this pace up all year, but he
may provide decent value on the year.
It's about time the Habs got some return on the deal that sent Halak
away to the Blues.
Mikail Grabovski (WAS)
the season in fine fashion, tallying a hat trick in Game 1. He put up an assist in the game 2 and has now
has 5 points in 3 games. Given a helping
of solid playing time with Ovechkin could mean a career year for the castoff
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM)
The young Oiler
center wasn't expected to start the season until November, but made a surprise
early recovery. He's expected to play
this week, so snag him, and hope he's what Edmonton needs to get the offense on
Jason Garrison (VAN)
displayed streaks of fantasy gold in the past, but has never been a go-to guy
over the long haul. He has 2 goals and
2 assists through 3 games for Vanouver.
Matt Niskanen (PIT)
It's uknown how long
Letang will be out, but as long as he is, Niskanen will carry some value as a
depth defenseman. He's filling that gap
on the potent Penguins as a key puck carrier on the back end. He registered 3 assists through the first two
Jaroslav Halak (STL)
I have been touting
Halak as the solution for the Blues all pre-season, so it's not surprising to
see him off to a hot start. What is
surprising is that he's still available in many leagues (just not any of mine,
as I drafted him…). Get him now.