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Free Agent Fantasy Frenzy: Plenty of Value Aside From Parise

Two days of free agent frenzy have now passed with the two biggest fish in the pond – Zach Parise and Ryan Suter – remaining uncaught. All 30 NHL teams would prefer that Parise and Suter decide sooner rather than later, so that they can concentrate on Plan B options (and C and D, if needed). Since all the dominoes haven’t fallen, these fantasy projections should be considered by no means final. But everything else equal, let’s consider how these players will fit in with their new teams.

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Pick Six: Saturday February 4

If a player can accomplish the highest single-game point total since 1988, then he should at least be worthy of mention in this little blog.

On Thursday, Sam Gagner shocked the hockey world with an eight, count ‘em, 8-point game against the Blackhawks. Suddenly Sam finds his name alongside two other names that probably ring a bell – Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey – in the Oilers’ record book. If he happened to be in your lineup, go buy yourself a lottery ticket. If he happened to be on your bench or you “almost” picked him up from the waiver wire, hopefully you had a box of tissues nearby.

Yet Gagner has slowly trickled down the Oilers’ depth chart in recent seasons, as the Oil has drafted clone-type forwards in Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Gagner had even been pushed down to the third line, often playing less than 15 minutes per game. Slowly he had turned into the forgotten man in the rebuilding effort - but not anymore.

I’ll return to Gagner in a moment as one of my Pick Six players for Saturday, but first here’s what you need to know for this weekend as you plan your lineup.

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