2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 10 Waiver Wire

Players to Consider/Drop For Your Squad(s)

by Chris Liggio
2021 Fantasy Hockey Week 1 Planner

For the first time since the 2018-19 season, the salary cap is set to rise a significant amount. Increasing to a total of $87.7 million, this equates to a $4.2 million uptick. Teams the league over will appreciate the in-house cap relief and players heading into free agency are rubbing their hands together greedily. As we look ahead to a spend-crazy free agency this summer, let's look at some of my 2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 10 Waiver Wire plays.

On another note, December 4th marked five years since the Seattle Kraken was announced as the next expansion franchise. Amazing how time flies. Although this season so far has been a disappointment, they've overall been on the right track. The years ahead will tell if they can secure a Stanley Cup in less than ten seasons like the Vegas Golden Knights.

Week 10 offers four teams with three games scheduled for off nights. They are the Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche, and New York Islanders. Most of my suggestions will come from one of these squads.

I also want to reiterate that my drop considerations are for redraft leagues. Additionally, I never consider plus/minus. Do yourself a favor and make your commissioner scrap the asinine category.

2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 10 Waiver Wire

Adds

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Jonathan Drouin, LW, Colorado Avalanche (3% rostered)

I am ready to get hurt again. I suggested adding the former Halifax Moosehead early on this season when he was riding shotgun with former junior running mate, Nathan Mackinnon. It did not work out.

The Quebec native had been flanking Ryan Johansen until this week saw him back on the top line as well as centering the heralded top powerplay. Deployment on this unit is reason enough to take a chance once again. Keep the leash extremely short here. If and when he's removed from said unit, drop him like a bad habit.

Victor Olofsson, LW/RW, Buffalo Sabres (3% rostered)

Same as above in that I suggested him early on and he didn't do much of anything. In the past thirteen games, however, he has ten points. Although not getting a cushy even strength assignment, he does see time on PP2.

The Swedish winger has always been more of a depth option for the western New York franchise, yet he's scored 20 or more goals in three of the four prior seasons. After a slow start, he looks to be rounding into form.

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Thomas Harley, D, Dallas Stars (5% rostered)

Not the best suggestion from a scheduling standpoint but adding promising defensemen off the wire can be rather tough in larger leagues. Despite being on the third pair at even strength he's part of what is arguably the most talented PP2 across all teams.

The Syracuse native was a first-round pick back in 2019 and you don't go that high without offensive potential. It would seem that's beginning to emerge with five points in the past six games.

Adam Henrique, C/LW, Anaheim Ducks (5% rostered)

Henrique is an add for my brethren in leagues counting FOW. The former New Jersey Devil is not going to blow you away with his production anytime soon but he gives you a bit of everything even if he doesn't score. Add him for the peripherals and hope for a hot stretch. When he scores it tends to come in bunches.

Drops

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John Gibson, G, Anaheim Ducks

5-11 with a 2.82 GAA and .906 SV% is waiver wire material. In my opinion, the Pittsburgh native needs a change of scenery. With the youth movement in full swing, perhaps it's time they give Lukas Dostal the reins. As far as fantasy, permanently rostering him at this point is more hindrance than benefit.

Nicholas Paul, C/LW, Tampa Bay Lightning

Two goals and one assist over the past sixteen games.

Goodbye.

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Andrei Kuzmenko, LW/RW, Vancouver Canucks

Let him be a lesson in the relevance of shooting percentage. The native of the coldest city in the world finished his debut season shooting 27.3%. So far this campaign he's at 10.5%.

Anything above 18% is suspect. Anything above 25% is guaranteed to absolutely plummet the following campaign. Let someone else be the sucker on draft day.

Hopefully, these 2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 10 Waiver Wire plays are beneficial to you. Comment below if they're not!


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