We're now just about
2 weeks into the season, and already, we've seen some significant surprises pop
up on the waiver front. Here are a few
guys to jump on before their swiped up in your league:
Alexander Steen (STL)
Steen often kicks
off the season on fire, and it's come to pass once again. He has scored a goal in each of the first
four games and has totaled four assists in those games as well.
Jussi Jokinen (PIT)
With James Neal out,
Jokinen has slid into the sweet spot with Malkin. The results netted him a hat trick against
Carolina. He has done nothing but score
goals since joining the Pens late last season.
Michael Grabner (NYI)
The speedy Grabner
has gotten off to a quick start with the Isles, registering 2 goals and 5
assists through the first four games of the season. He has gone on similar hot streaks in the
past, so ride him now and drop him later.
Tomas Hertl (SJ)
missed the boat on this rookie, given all the attentional that swell fourth
goal garnered him. If he's still
available in your league, snap him up now.
Jonas Brodin (MIN)
Brodin should have
been drafted in your league, but probably wasn't. He put together a strong rookie season last
year and is looking even better in season 2.
He should be a solid fantasy contributor all year.
Brent Burns (SJ)
If you're playing on
Yahoo, or some other site that can't seem to fathom that Burns is no longer a
defenseman, take him now. You can slot
him in on defense and take advantage of a decent forward's production. Even as a winger, he's worthy of
Hampus Lindholm (ANA)
Keep an eye on this
rookie over the next several weeks. He's
seeing plenty of ice time for the Ducks and is starting to produce.
Josh Harding (MIN)
With Backstrom on
the shelf (again), Harding once more finds himself with the starting job in
Minnesota. He performed admirably in the
same situation during the playoffs.
Backstrom isn't expected to be out long, but either way, Harding should
get his fair share of starts going forward and is worth stashing.