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Sundays are usually exciting when it comes to weekly fantasy matchups, but it's tough to follow the late games when you're old and can't stay awake past 9 p.m. That's where the excited early Monday boxscore check comes in to announce your fate. Did your wishing help? Or did your opponent eke out a win thanks to a last-second goal/assist/save/hit/non-appearance? (Don't talk to me about close results, as I once dropped to second in a roto league when another team picked up an assist in the last minute of the last period of the last game of the season.)
Hoping won't bring you success. It's the regular planning and detail/media attention that provide a solid base. A random guess may eventually stick or a missed move could somehow turn the tide, but your best chance to do well is to be aware of what's going on and apply that to your teams.
If you're lucky, some of these NHLers will still be available. Fine, you don't have to be lucky — just quicker than others. See below for a protocol-related delay, with the chance more will be reported by the time you read this.
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Evgenii Dadonov, OTT (Yahoo: 32%, ESPN: 60%, CBS: 41%): Ottawa ranks low in a few defensive stats, but there's plenty of potential