This article is part of our Frozen Fantasy series.
Sometimes the wire works. And sometimes it sucks you into a black hole, just like Stories on Insta, and the in-stream ads that suck you into a bad purchase.
Been there. Got the recurring subscription.
Impulse purchases can hurt. So can impulse wire grabs (and drops). But right now, impulse picks are all we have.
Especially in a PPD world.
I opened my Yahoo! app mid-week to discover that I had just 12 of 15 skaters on the sidelines in one league. And only two were on IR.
That's 80 percent on my roster down. Ugh.
But when I started scrolling the available player list, I quickly discovered a raft of first liners at my fingertips.
I know – weird. But true.
There's been a load of roster movement because of COVID-19. But this isn't really new – the NHL has become a lot closer to stars and scrubs thanks to the salary cap.
Top lines = top pair with one interchangeable part.
There are a lot of interchangeable parts in the NHL. Young guys with energy that are on an entry deal. Or a hungry veteran, both young and slightly older, ready to fight to prove they belong. And they can get a lot of points in those perfect situations.
This week's list is populated with top-line players, as well as a couple top-four defenders. Yes, several are rostered in a lot of leagues. But these guys are popping on and off the wire.
Be vigilant. Be sharp. Take