2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Week 10 Stock Watch

by Kyle Vaughan
2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Week 10 Stock Watch

Welcome to the 2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Week 10 Stock Watch.

Below I'll take a look at some players who are doing various things. And I'll tell you why I think those things have made said players more or less valuable.

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All statistics from DobberHockey unless otherwise stated. Thursday's games are not included as part of the analysis below.

2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Week 10 Stock Watch

Stock Up

Mattias Maccelli, RW, Arizona Coyotes (4% rostered)

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At first glance, there isn't much to like about Mattias Maccelli. He's a fourth-round pick from 2019 who played 23 games last year and only put up six points. He also plays for the Arizona Coyotes, who do bad hockey.

Maccelli's production has been on my radar for a few weeks now, but I kept thinking he'd cool down and wasn't worth writing about. But dadgum, he's forced my hand with his offensive output.

How's this for starters: he's second in rookie scoring behind only Matty Beniers with 20 points across 24 games.

Maccelli's offensive upside has reared its head a few times over his career. With the AHL's Tuscon Roadrunners last year he put up 57 points in 47 games. He also racked up 72 points in 62 games with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL in 2018-19.

Looking at his past numbers one thing becomes pretty clear: he is a setup guy first and a goal scorer second. Maccelli has an abundance of assists across every level of hockey he's played. That includes the NHL. He has 17 assists and two goals this year and pretty low shot totals. He prefers to dish, and it appears he dishes well.

Less than half of those assists are secondary which is positive-ish. He's playing with Lawson Crouse, who certainly can finish, but isn't among the league's top goal-scorers. His other linemate on Arizona's second line is Nick Bjugstad who is certainly an NHL player, but I'm not sure what else to say about him really. Maccelli also averages over two minutes a game on the powerplay, albeit on Arizona's second unit.

Nothing I've written above Maccelli likely has you fired up about him. However,  you can't ignore his points. He has ten of them in his last nine games and has only gone pointless in back-to-back games twice this year. So while his profile may not be flashy, his production is consistent and it can help your team. Right now.

Jack Roslovic, C, Columbus Blue Jackets (7%)

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Patrik Laine is back and that means... well what exactly? Who knows with this guy? Just look at his points per game over the last four seasons 0.61 points per game in 2018-19, 0.93 in 2019-20, then 0.52 in 2020-21, and 1.00 in 2021-22.

Peaks and valleys. When Laine is ascending he's one of the game's elite goal scorers. When he is descending, things can get ugly.

Laine started this season with four points scattered over eight games, then suffered an ankle injury that kept him out for two weeks. He returned to action on December 2nd and appears to be in ascending mode. He notched nine points in seven games.

But this article is about Jack Roslovic, not Patrik Laine. Because if you want to tap into the ascending version of Laine, Roslovic just happens to center him on Columbus' second line. He also shares the ice with Laine on Columbus's top powerplay unit and gets points through plays like this:

Roslovic has eight points in his last seven outings. He's logging heavy minutes with 18:50 and 19:34 in his last two games. That includes over four minutes on the powerplay against Florida on December 13th. If you want to be Laine adjacent as he summits mount Snipe, Roslovic is the sherpa you need to hire.

Charlie Lindgren, G, Washington Capitals (41% rostered)

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Remember a few weeks back when I was talking about Darcy Kuemper's stock being on the decline? I mentioned that Charlie Lindgren wasn't Washington's answer to Kuemper's struggles because his upside wasn't in the same tier as Kuemper's.

Well, Charlie Lindgren read my column and decided he wanted to make me look foolish. And he has.

Kuemper was recently placed on injured reserve. That leaves Washington's net solely to Lindgren. Turns out that's a good thing if you are a fan of the Washington Capitals. The Caps are currently on a five-game heater, and ol' Chuck Lindy is a major reason why. He has a save percentage of .943 over that stretch with 5.4 goals saved above average.

Kuemper's stint on the IR sounds like it will be short. I'm not sure what will happen when he returns to the lineup. Kuemper's play had been improving prior to his injury but the Capitals can't ignore what Lindgren has given them as of late.

I'd wager that Washington splits their games between both tenders until someone falters or gets hurt. Even a timeshare makes Lindgren a serviceable fantasy asset given his recent play. Time will tell.

But in the meantime take a look at Lindgren if you are in need of goalie help.

Stock Down

John Klingberg, D, Anaheim Mighty Ducks (44% rostered)

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John Klingberg signed a one-year deal with Anaheim last summer, and frankly, it didn't make sense for him then, and it continues to not make sense now.

Going into free agency, Klingberg was one of the more experienced and sought-after defencemen on the market. Some even put him as the top defensive free agent after Kris Letang re-signed with the Penguins.

The Seattle Kraken, Carolina Hurricanes, and Detroit Red Wings were commonly listed as potential suitors. Several rumors mentioned Ottawa might also be in on the big Swede.

Outside of Seattle (at the time no one was projecting Seattle would be good this year) those teams made sense for a 30-year-old defenseman looking to capitalize on what would likely be his last chance at a multi-year contract with a reasonable payday.

Instead, Klingberg opted to sign a one-year $7 million deal with the lowly Anaheim Ducks. Now I understand that Klingberg had seven million reasons to sign that contract. I will also entertain the argument that he was all but guaranteed first-unit powerplay time, and maybe could pump up his numbers, get traded at the deadline, and then sign a big contract with another team this upcoming off-season.

But wouldn't it have made more sense to do that with a team that wasn't slated to be a bottom feeder? Or might it have made yet even more sense to sign a multi-year deal at a lesser annual value but more guaranteed money? I am not a smart man, so I'll leave those deliberations up to the scholars and pundits of hockey.

As it stands Klingberg is having a down year. His point production is at a career-low 0.35 points per game. He recently lost his role as the first-unit powerplay quarterback to Cam Fowler. When he is on the ice for the man-advantage, he shares his time with either Kevin Shattenkirk or Fowler.

If the season ended today, the number of teams lining up to pay Klingberg for more than a year at half his current contract would be pretty small, I think. There's a lot of season left, and Klingberg certainly has time to turn his Ducks tenure around.

As a fantasy asset, though, his value is about as low as it's been at any point in his career. I wouldn't blame you for looking elsewhere for offensive production from a defenceman.

Jonathan Quick, G, Los Angeles Kings (64% rostered)

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Jonathan Quick holds the record for the highest save percentage in a single playoff season. He posted a .946 save percentage in the 2012 playoffs en route to his first Stanley Cup. He won the Conn Smythe Trophy that year and would lead the Kings to another Cup in 2014.

I always wonder how guys like Jonathan Quick, who have multiple Cups and a ton of career accolades, can remain motivated to show up to work every day after the success is over and their prime has passed.

Patrick Kane is another example. They've been so good for so long. The teams they played on were amongst the best we've seen in a generation. But years later, when their teams are worse (particularly in Kane's case) they still put the work in and perform at a relatively high level.

Kane is still one of the game's best players and didn't have his highest-scoring season until after the Blackhawks won their third cup in six years. Quick, on the other hand, hasn't been an elite-level goaltender I'd argue since the 2017-18 season. Since then he hasn't posted a season save percentage above .910. He's posted save percentages below .900 in three of the last five years.

Quick will show flashes of his former self which keeps his ownership in Yahoo leagues relatively high. But as of late, he's been nearly unplayable. He has one win and zero quality starts in his last five games with a cumulative goals saved above average of -10.38 over that span.

I imagine he'll continue to see starts as none of the Kings' goalies have been very impressive as of late. However, I'm not sure you want him starting games for your squad hoping vintage Quick shows up. It's not 2012 anymore.

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