Just a couple games
left before we break for Sochi. Here are
a handful of potential free agents to consider before shutting down until
Gustav Nyquist (DET)
While Detroit has
struggled to find their way through key injuries, Nyquist has stepped it
up. He has 8 goals in his last 8 games,
along with 4 assists during that stretch.
His ice time has steadily climbed, as he has become the go-to guy for
Antoine Vermette (PHO)
It's tough to get
too excited about Vermette. In 9 NHL
seasons, he has rarely emerged as a viable fantasy option. However, it's tough to ignore what's going on
this season in Phoenix. Vermette has
topped 20 goals already, and has contributed 8 tallies in the last 9 games.
Mikael Backlund (CGY)
The Flames have been
rolling for the past couple of weeks, thanks in large part to the offensive
contributions of Backlund. He has now
registered 2 points in each of the last 4 games for Calgary.
Tyler Johnson (TB)
threatening a return soon, we may see a diminished role for the Tampa rookie,
but he has emerged as a serious talent over the past month. Johnson has 17 points in his last 19
Tyson Barrie (COL)
It has been tough
trying to find value at the defensive position at this point in the season, but
Barrie's 5 game point streak is worth notice..
Dougie Hamilton (BOS)
struggled with various injuries in his sophomore season, but is looking good
right now. He has goals in two straight
games and is being counted on in key situations for the Bruins.