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Pick Six: Thursday November 3

For the benefit of those who need to make waiver-wire or other roster management decisions on Wednesday for Thursday night’s action (and also for the benefit of those who make Thursday roster decisions on Thursday five minutes before game time!), here is my Pick Six for Thursday November 3.

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Pick Six: Saturday October 29

A total of 13 games are on tap for Saturday, meaning that only four teams are not in action: Edmonton, Colorado, Calgary, and St. Louis. The Flames are the only team that do not play this weekend, so your weekend waiver-wire choices can be from any other team. Anaheim, Columbus, Los Angeles, Ottawa, and Toronto all play both Saturday and Sunday, giving you possible bonus production for players from those teams.

In this edition of the Pick Six, I’ll focus on some hot and cold players, but I will start with two upper-level goaltenders with big contracts currently struggling with playing in high-pressure markets (aka goalie graveyards).

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Pick Six: Wednesday October 26/Thursday October 27

Here is the latest Pick Six, a goaltending-rich version that covers games for both Wednesday and Thursday. And by mentioning goaltending, it’s important to remember not to read too much into the early-season struggles of certain goalies. Remember when Marc-Andre Fleury went 1-6 to start last season and Penguins fans wondered if Brent Johnson should be the starter? Having said that, there are a few early-season goaltending waiver-wire opportunities, along with some big names that you should keep an eye on, just in case.

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Pick Six: Monday October 24/Tuesday October 25

The season is only two and a half weeks old, yet in the words of Gary Bettman, we have a trade to announce.  Like they have so many times before, the Canucks and Panthers hooked up for a four-player deal that sends David Booth, Steve Reinprecht, and a third-round pick to Vancouver, with Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm heading to Florida.

Does this deal mean anything to fantasy leaguers? Of course it does, not only for the parties involved but also the players around them.

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Pick Six: Saturday October 22

It’s yet another busy Saturday, with all but two teams (Anaheim and Phoenix) in action. Be sure that you set your lineup early, as the day features two afternoon starts (Nashville at Calgary, Minnesota at Vancouver – both at 4 p.m. ET). Here goes…

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Pick Six: Thursday October 20

With 11 games on tap, Thursday promises to be a busy night with lots of important roster decisions. So let’s not waste any time with the Pick Six for the day, which includes some fireballs and icicles from the first two weeks of the season.

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Pick Six: Tuesday October 18

Tuesday is the next busy day on the NHL schedule, with ten games on tap. Since all teams have played at least three games, we can finally see the early blueprints of our season. There are some interesting names at the top of the NHL scoring race (David Legwand, anyone?), but players like the Sedins and Anze Kopitar are no strangers to the top ten in scoring. Since I am concentrating on players that are starting the season quickly, there will not be any sits for Tuesday’s Pick Six – only starts.

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Pick Six: Saturday October 15

Even though Sidney Crosby is not one of my Pick Six players for Saturday, the big news of the week has to be his official clearance for contact by the Penguins. If you asked me when he will return, I would have to place the over/under at three weeks. I think he’ll be back in two weeks, but why rush him now when a return is now officially not far off?

Even though Crosby is not on any of my fantasy teams this year, I will be ecstatic to see him return. Most hockey fans will no doubt feel the same way (except for maybe Philadelphia fans, but apparently they don’t like Santa Claus either). Let’s cross our fingers … but until that day comes, let’s concentrate on what’s on the schedule for Saturday, a day in which all but two teams are in action.

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Pick Six: Wednesday October 12/Thursday October 13

In case you’ve noticed, I’ll admit that I have not had a great record to start. But that will be the case for many committed fantasy owners, whether they read my blog or not.

This seems to be the time of year where fantasy owners are at their most impulsive: assuming that what will happen over two or three games will reflect an entire season. Now is not the time to any sudden moves, since the season is a marathon and not a sprint. Just hang in there and take in my latest offering of the Pick Six.

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Pick Six: Sunday October 9/Monday October 10

The people of Winnipeg have a lot to be thankful for this weekend. Not only is Thanksgiving (in Canada) on Monday, but also the Jets take the ice for the first time in 15 years. Although the Jets are not an expansion team, they are not that far off, having assumed the identity of an Atlanta Thrashers team that has struggled mightily in its ten-year existence. But that will hardly matter on Sunday, when the Jets make their return official against the Montreal Canadiens, a game that promises high television ratings across Canada.

So what can we expect fantasy-wise from the Jets? In my Pick Six (which covers Sunday, Monday, and weekly picks), I’ll examine a couple Jets who will attract attention on Sunday.

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About The Goods on Fantasy Hockey

My name is Ian Gooding, and this is The Goods on Fantasy Hockey. Given my ability to understand numbers, write sentences, and follow hockey, it’s not a surprise to those who know me that I became a fantasy hockey writer. I started writing about fantasy hockey in 2006 for fantasyhockey.com and became the site’s content editor in 2007. Looking to expand my audience, I joined Kukla’s Korner in the summer of 2011 to create the site’s first fantasy hockey blog.

A few times each week, I’ll provide an article called “Pick Six” where I will write about six players that should either be in your fantasy team’s starting lineup or bench for the upcoming game. As well, I’ll provide the fantasy takes on important hockey developments. You can also email me your questions or comments to gooding74@shaw.ca, or follow me on Twitter.

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