Columbus, Ohio, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Simon Nemec (17) warms up before a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.
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Fantasy Focus: Second-half surge candidates

This week represents the mid-point of the regular season for most of the NHL by games played. It is crunch time for fantasy hockey managers so let’s go through some players primed for a second-half surge in fantasy value, whether immediately or after the All-Star break. 

Jack Quinn

A winger who recently returned from injury, Jack Quinn has four goals, five points, and 20 shots in nine games played. The top-10 pick from the 2020 Draft has had unreliable ice time levels, skating under 14 minutes as often (twice) as he’s skated over 18 minutes, but he’s added over two minutes of ice time, in aggregate, compared to last season. His second scoring line picked up where it left off for the Buffalo Sabres, creating over 40 shots and 3.2 goals per 60 minutes at 5-on-5. That is a dynamic offence while

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