It is never too late to salvage your fantasy hockey if you are off to an 0-5 or 1-4 start. Instead of being patient, those owners need to speed up the process and make either trades or pick up free agents in a hurry. At some point owners will give up if nothing can go right for them. It is never a bad thing to try, but if you are 4-1 or 5-0, you most likely be ignoring this unless you are one of those fanatics that always likes to use the waiver wire.
Phillip Danault, Montreal Canadiens: The Canadiens have been a lot better on offense as of late and Danault has been one of the reasons why. Despite only scoring three goals and recording eight assists in 18 hockey games so far this season, he is creating open space for other players to score. His plus/minus is -3. Danault is owned in 41% of Fantrax Leagues. He has 69.95 fantasy points so far this season.
Alexander Kerfoot, Colorado Avalanche: It seems as if the Colorado Avalanche have found a replacement for Matt Duchene. Kerfott has scored seven goals and recorded six assists in 16 games so far this season and he is only 23 years old. Kerfoot has 13 points so far this season which is tied third most on the Avalanche with Mikko Rantanen. Kerfoot’s plus/minus is 5. He is owned in 38% of Fantrax Leagues. He also has 51.55 fantasy points so far this season.
Erik Haula, Vegas Golden Knights: It seems like every week a new member of the Vegas Golden Knights makes this list. Haula is a solid two-way player for Vegas and they have some key injuries right now. In 12 games so far this season, Haula has scored five goals and recorded four assists. His plus/minus is 1. Haula is owned in 25% of Fantrax Leagues. He has 49.5 fantasy points so far this season.
Miles Wood, New Jersey Devils: Miles Wood racked up a hat trick in New Jersey’s wild 7-5 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. New Jersey has scored 61 goals as a team so far this season in 17 games. Wood could be another player that racks up goals consistently. In 16 games this season, Wood has scored six goals and recorded three assists. His plus/minus is 4. Wood is owned in 15% of Fantrax Leagues. Wood has 47.75 fantasy points so far this season.
David Perron, Vegas Golden Knights: Perron continues to produce for the Golden Knights this season. In 16 games this season, Perron has scored five goals and recorded nine assists so far this season. His plus/minus is 2. Perron is owned in 53% of Fantrax Leagues. Perron has 47.9 fantasy points far this season.
Micheal Ferland, Calgary Flames: The flames got off to a slow start this season and in order for them to play better, the Flames needed some depth scoring. Michael Ferland has provided depth scoring for Calgary in the past couple of weeks. In 15 games so far this season, Ferland has scored six goals and recorded two assists. His plus/minus is 2. Ferland is owned in 25% of Fantrax Leagues. He has 45.95 fantasy points so far this season.
Andreas Borgman, Toronto Maple Leafs: The Toronto Maple Leafs have depth at the defensive position. It seems like a new defenseman is emerging for them every single week. Borgman has played in 17 games so far this season. He has scored two goals and recorded three assists. His plus/minus is -4. Borgman is owned in 16% of Fantrax Leagues. He has 29.7 fantasy points so far this season.
Matt Irwin, Nashville Predators: Nashville is known for having quality defenseman on their roster. Irwin is more of a shutdown defenseman, but he needs to put up numbers since Ryan Ellis is out with an injury. Irwin has scored two goals in 14 games so far this season. His plus/minus is 2. Irwin is owned in 5% of Fantrax Leagues. He has scored 24.6 fantasy points so far this season.
Tyler Myers, Winnipeg Jets: The Jets are a physical team especially on defense. Winnipeg is in second place in the Central Division for a reason. They are getting scoring from unknown sources and they are playing like a team. Myers is contributing for them by scoring two goals and recording three assists so far this season in 16 games. His plus/minus is 6. Myers is owned in 51% of Fantrax Leagues. He has 32.8 fantasy points so far this season.
Petr Mrazek, Detroit Red Wings: Mrazek has the talent to start 40-50 games, but the problem is Jimmy Howard is the number one goalie in Detroit right now. Mrazek has had some attitude problems and that is why he was exposed in the expansion draft. Mrazek has appeared in six games so far this and his record is 2-3-1 with a .911 save percentage and a 2.99 GAA, along with one shutout. Mrazek is owned in 47% of Fantrax Leagues. He has 13.6 fantasy points so far this season and expect him to play in more games down the road.
Mike Condon, Ottawa Senators: Guy Boucher loves to play Mike Condon especially in a back-to-back situation. They have 19 total back-to-backs this season. Ottawa doesn’t have to rely on Craig Anderson every night to win. Condon is a very good number two goalie. He could be a number one elsewhere, but Condon would probably be worn down. He has appeared in five games this season, but his record is only 1-0 with a .906 save percentage and a 3.03 GAA. Condon has had to come in relief at times this season. Condon is owned in 31% of Fantrax Leagues. He has 29.4 fantasy points so far this season.
Aaron Dell, San Jose Sharks: Dell will most likely appear in 20-25 games this season for the Sharks. He isn’t a bad backup goalie to Martin Jones, but Jones is a total work horse between the pipes. Dell is usually steady, but his lack of athleticism can hurt him. Dell has appeared in six games so far this season for the Sharks, but his record is 2-2 with a .934 save percentage and a 1.94 GAA along with one shutout. He is owned in 23% of Fantrax Leagues. Dell has 34.6 fantasy points so far this season.