2021-22 Fantasy Hockey Week 7 Planner

by Matt Johnson
2021-22 Fantasy Hockey Week 7 Planner

Alright guys, let's get to the 2021-22 Fantasy Hockey Week 7 Planner!

This past week saw P.K. Subban involved with yet another ankle breaker, this time a season-ending "hit" on Ranger Sammy Blais. Now granted, watching the replay it does seem like just a bad break for Blais.

But with Subban's history it does beg the question, innocent or not, how has the DoPS not look at his laundry list and throw the proverbial book at him? Isn't this the kind of plays they are trying to stop? You can be the judge on P.K.'s playbook.

 

His playstyle in close seems to constantly lead to these types of "hits". At some point call a spade a spade, make a statement call and be there for the players' safety. Speaking of getting away with murder, Crosby's fit of super Saiyan was something else!

Also not phone call/fine/suspension worthy. Hmm.

Moving on, here's what else went on last week.

Week 6 Recap

Garnet Hathaway (11% owned in Yahoo) has been a freight train recently. In his last four games he's had (5) goals and (1) assist. Plus he's been hitting like a freight train; stacking (37) hits in his last seven games. Crazy. I probably wouldn't go chasing those points as he doesn't get a lot of ice time, but if you need hits. That's your man.

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I didn't realize I had so many defenseman suggestions for last week's planner. They were all pretty serviceable, albeit unremarkable. Oliver Kylington (24%) continued on his pace, I still don't know why! But ours is not the why, ours is to know when to hold and know when to fold. Hold for now, top-four ice time and points are following.

Should we start a Troy Terry point streak count? As of writing this Thursday, (22) points in seventeen games played. Remarkable.

Anthony Cirelli (35%) might have been worth the hold for his PIM's (17) alone against the Islanders. That is if your league counts PIM. He got a little bit busted up during the match but he should continue to be a solid hold while Nikita Kucherov remains out.

Scott Wedgewood (3%) seems to be giving the Coyotes a fighting chance. He took a win against the Blues with (34) saves against (36) shots. I don't expect the W column to fill up every night with all the woes on that team. I would be interested in starting him given the right match-up if your league leans more towards saves totals.

Cole Caufield was recalled by the Montreal Canadiens and was promptly given a warm welcome by the Penguins who beat up the Habs 6-0 on Thursday. Caufield was -3 on the game with only (1) shot on goal during his (15) minutes of ice time. I didn't personally watch this game. Keep him on your radar, if you got the room he might be worth a stash. Otherwise, wait until some actual signs of life.

Onto this week's targets!

2021-22 FANTASY HOCKEY WEEK 7 PLANNER: IT'S 3 AM I MUST PICK UP WAIVERS

TOP TARGETS

ROBERT THOMAS, C/RW, ST.LOUIS BLUES (26% ROSTERED)

OPPONENTS: VGK, @DET, @CHI, CBJ

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Why does it seem like we've been waiting on the RobThom arrival for so long? Well, I guess we can finally say the wait is over.

Thomas has put up an assist-laden 16 points in sixteen games. Fourteen of those points have been apples. Of those assists, only (5) have been secondary, which means he's being relied on as the playmaker. He's also averaging about (19:00) minutes a game, (1:40) of that being on the powerplay.

For those with faceoff wins, he's been decent in the dot, winning 51.3% in the circle, totalling 127 wins. Good enough to be in the top 30. His lack of shots (1.3/SOG) is a concern. However, if he's going to win you pucks and get you assists then we can look past that for now.

The Blues tend to play an equal opportunity type of power play. While Thomas is on PP2, he's flanked by Jordan Kyrou, Pavel Buchnevich, Colton Parayko and James Neal. That's pretty decent company in which to be surrounded.

The Blues have a very good schedule with two off-days. It's worth loading him up. Also, in deeper leagues, Ivan Barbashev (15%) is still worth buying into.

Kyle talks about Robert Thomas in his stock watch if you need more convincing,

MARIO FERRARO, D, SAN JOSE SHARKS (17% ROSTERED)

OPPONENTS: CAR, OTT, TOR, @CHI

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BLOCKS, BLOCKS, BLOCKS, BLOCKS, BLOCKS, BLOCKS, EVERYBOODDDDYYYY!

I'm sorry about that, showing my age here. But seriously, falling behind on blocks in a cats league? Look no further.

Wondering how he stacks up in the league? Well search all players, sort by total blocks, and tell me who you see on top. Mario. He is running the show. He's also added (36) blocks through 16 games played. Prettt-ayyy, prettt-ayyy, pretty good!

Lastly, step aside Thomas Chabot! Ferraro has wiggled his weight into the top 5 for most time on ice at 5v5. Peripherals with maybe an assist or two, I'm in.

BOONE JENNER, C/LW, COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (27% ROSTERED)

OPPONENTS: @BUF, WPG, VAN, @STL

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Pick him up and enjoy the boon he will be to your fantasy team.

In all seriousness though, definitely worth a look while he's on his latest tear. Spending a lot of time on ice (20:51 on average) with sniper Oliver Bjorkstrand working wonders for the latest captain.

His individual shooting percentage is too high (19.6%),  so I wouldn't expect the goals to keep coming, but he's still shooting a ton of pucks and getting you a lot of face-off wins... if that matters to you.

He is also getting a lot of looks on the powerplay. With the upcoming schedule against the basement-dwelling Canucks and Sabres, he should continue his points play at least for another couple of games.

 

SETH JARVIS, C/RW, CAROLINA HURRICANES (1%)

OPPONENTS: @SJS, @SEA, @PHI, WSH

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I know what you're thinking, 1%? You gotta be crazy! Yeah, it is probably a crazy take, and it comes along with a word of caution so you wanna get nuts? Let's get nuts!

First off, the warning! Jarvis is on the cusp of his ninth game before deciding to send him down to not start his ELC. So before this article even comes out it may be a terrible take. But if he doesn't get sent down, dive in.

His average time on ice has been... ok (13:53 ATOI). However, his average over the last three games bumps up to about (16:30) which is a nice increase. Where has he spent most of his ice time? Alongside Sebastian Aho and Andrei Svechnikov. Good company to be in.

He's not going to be a peripheral play, and he won't be getting you power-play points most likely. If Carolina decides to throw caution to the wind and keep him in the lineup in a top 6 role, he's worth getting your paws on.

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

ANTON LUNDELL, C, FLORIDA PANTHERS (7%)

Deep take, but with Sasha Barkov out for the next couple of weeks, it appears Lundell is getting a chance at 2C with Carter Verhaeghe and Sam Reinhart. Keep an eye on him.

JEFF SKINNER, LW, BUFFALO SABRES (5%)

He's been shooting the puck and they have a decent schedule against teams that have been rather sieve-y recently. Plus his goal song is "Party in the USA" so... what's not to like?

TIM STUTZLE, LW, OTTAWA SENATORS (32%)

Jimmy (as he is affectionately known by Brady Tkachuk) was dropped in a lot of leagues after COVID swept through the nation's capital. He hasn't been dynamite this season but he's been shooting and not getting a lot of luck. They might need a game or two to get going, four games in the coming week should help.

TRADE TARGETS

I've alternated around goalies, trade targets, buy lows, and so on. Really, it's based around a vibe I'm getting for the week that has passed and the one coming up. Goalies are the most troubling, I mean hell, there is even a theory around not drafting goalies at all!

Do you know who I'm targeting right now? Canucks. Any of them. Pick one.

The advanced stats for the regular big guns like Brock Boeser and Elias Pettersson are frigid.

I won't lie to you, those advanced stats are where they should be right now because the team is an abomination. But do I think it lasts? No. Canucks are in hot water in all media circuits, and the management team is not known to make any big changes. But something has to happen here, and soon.

If you can move a Troy Terry type for Pettersson right now? I think after the Christmas break you are laughing.

It's worth a shot to see if any Canucks owners are just done with their stock right now and looking to sell.

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SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN

TEAMS WITH FOUR GAMES

TEAMMONTUESWEDTHURSFRISATSUN
ANAHEIM@NSH@COLOTTTOR
BUFFALOCBJBOSMTL@DET
CAROLINA@SJS@SEA@PHIWSH
COLORADOOTTANA@DALNSH
COLUMBUS@BUFWPGVAN@STL
NASHVILLEANAVGKNJD@COL
OTTAWA@COL@SJS@ANA@LAK
PHILADELPHIA@TBL@FLACAR@NJD
PITTSBURGH@WPGVAN@NYIMTL
SAN JOSECAROTTTOR@CHI
ST.LOUISVGK@DET@CHICBJ
WINNIPEGPIT@CBJ@MIN@CGY

TEAMS WITH TWO GAMES

TEAMMONTUESWEDTHURSFRISATSUN
ARIZONAEDMDAL
CALGARYCHIWPG
DETROITSTLBUF
LOS ANGELESTOROTT

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