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Pick Six: Thursday March 22

A quick Pick Six tonight, although I should have something to prepare you for a Thursday in which 16 teams are in action.

Brian Rolston, LW, BOS – add/start
Rolston is on a roll with the Bruins, as he is currently on a three-game point streak with a +5 over that span. He performed his greatest damage on Monday, scoring four points in the 8-0 whitewash over Toronto. It is also worth mentioning that Rolston has eight points in 12 games as a Bruin. Perhaps the 39-year-old isn’t quite ready to hang ‘em up.

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Pick Six: Saturday January 7

Saturday will be an important day with many choices for fantasy owners, as the day features games involving all but four teams (Anaheim, Chicago, Florida, NY Rangers). Included on the schedule is the one and only Stanley Cup Final rematch of the season.

The game of the month happens to be on at 10 a.m. Vancouver time, so I am going to do something I have never done before:  go to my friend’s place to watch a hockey game that will be finished before we eat lunch. The reason for the early start time could be that the schedule is created prior to the Stanley Cup Final, or the reason could be that a game this important should not conflict with NFL Wild Card Weekend. Either way, the NHL is missing out on a glorious opportunity to promote a game featuring last year’s Stanley Cup finalists, who are two teams at or near the top of their respective conferences this season, and are two teams that have developed a strong dislike for each other.

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Pick Six: November 29-30

Can coaching changes impact fantasy leagues? Sure! For starters, all players on the team begin with a clean slate as they attempt to make a solid first impression with the new bench boss. As well, a new coach provides a fresh set of eyes to look at some of the problems that the old coach couldn’t handle, meaning possible improved results for struggling players.

With that in mind, it was a bad day for coaches of struggling Southeast Division teams, as Bruce Boudreau and Paul Maurice were both handed their walking papers on Monday. Dale Hunter and Kirk Muller will both make their NHL head coaching debuts on Tuesday, which should make the St. Louis/Washington and Florida/Carolina matchups two to watch. This version of the Pick Six includes players who could be positively impacted by Monday’s coaching changes.

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Sizing Up the Sleepers

In order to win a fantasy league, it’s not the early-round picks that matter (unless you choose Sidney Crosby and he misses half the season). The difference between winning and losing a fantasy league lies in making savvy mid to late round picks whose production level matches that of earlier-round picks.

With that strategy in mind, I’ve listed twelve players that I believe have the potential to exceed their current ranking on Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, or any other sites that host fantasy hockey. I’m not suggesting that you draft all of these players. But timing is everything, so these are names that you can consider if they appear at the right spot for you. I no longer enter drafts thinking that I must draft a particular player, since I could end up drafting the player earlier than I need to. Rather, I ensure that the player fills a particular need on my team (positional, statistical) before I add to my roster. Understanding player values is a critical component in winning any fantasy league – whether it be hockey, baseball, football, or fishing (yes, there is such a thing).

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