Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Buffalo Sabers right wing JJ Peterka (77) celebrates his first period goal against the Winnipeg Jets at Canada Life Centre.
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Fantasy Focus: The waiver wire is bursting with young talent

As we enter the seventh week of the season, trends are becoming more and more entrenched. Those hot starts that have continued are turning into hot seasons. Those cold starts that have thawed are starting to look like a bad time instead of bad luck.

With more information and a larger sample size, our ability to project the waiver wire pickups becomes more scientific. But in the end, we’re projecting, and that involved risk. So don’t be afraid to take some swings and have some fun.

This week, we’re targeting players from the Avalanche, Canucks, Predators, and Hurricanes as their schedules are most friendly. Vancouver’s four opponents this week have a combined winning percentage of .382. That’s as juicy as it comes. Conversely, we’re shading the Senator, Capitals, Golden Knights, Maple Leafs,

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Fantasy Hockey Buffalo Sabres Calgary Flames Colorado Avalanche Philadelphia Flyers St. Louis Blues Vancouver Canucks Washington Capitals NHL Samuel Girard Torey Krug Philipp Kurashev Charlie Lindgren Ilya Mikheyev JJ Peterka Sean Walker Connor Zary
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