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NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week

Neil Parker

A loyal Leafs, Cubs and Cowboys fan for decades, Neil has contributed to RotoWire since 2014. He previously worked for USA Today Fantasy Sports and founded

The All-Star break offers a nice recess for fantasy owners to prepare for the stretch drive.

It's the opportune time to map out a plan of attack and double-check league settings. In particular, it's helpful to know the dates of the trade deadline and playoff period, how many transactions or FAAB dollars you have left and where you stand in formats with a games-played limit.

While every league is different, attention to detail will provide a leg up.

But most importantly, enjoy the breather.

Here's the schedule for the next scoring period from Jan. 29-Feb. 4:

One game: Oilers
Two games: Coyotes, Rangers
Four games: Hurricanes, Canadiens, Senators, Sharks, Golden Knights

All other teams play three games

It's important to keep an eye on who is cut in your leagues because potential upgrades come in all forms. Also, remember to check the players previously covered, listed below.


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