Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; A fan points to Vancouver Canucks forward Brock Boeser (6) as Boeser celebrates a goal scored by forward Dakota Joshua (81) against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the third period at Rogers Arena. Canucks won 5-2.
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Fantasy Hockey

Fantasy Focus: What specific improvements are helping these forwards explode offensively

After Wednesday night’s action, nearly every team has played at least 20 games this season. It gives us a good sample to work with so let’s look at forwards that have made genuine improvements from last season, whether it can last, and what fantasy owners should do about it. 

Brock Boeser 

The Vancouver Canucks have several superlative seasons so far — Brock Boeser among them. His 17 goals lead the NHL and he’s one off his total across 74 games a season ago. He is also doing that by shooting 25.8%, which is a massive improvement on his 10.1% in 2022-23. Boeser will fall from 25% shooting, but he also has a four-year high in shots per minute along with a career-high in expected goals per minute. A top-10 mark in that expected goals column means as long as his shot quality stays consistent, he

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Fantasy Hockey Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Jr. Ducks Arizona Coyotes Buffalo Sabres Carolina Hurricanes New York Islanders Philadelphia Flyers Vancouver Canucks Winnipeg Jets NHL Brock Boeser Clayton Keller Kyle Palmieri JJ Peterka Mark Scheifele Teuvo Teräväinen Owen Tippett Frank Vatrano
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