This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.
Halloween may have been yesterday, but we can still look at some of the scarier players from the opening few weeks. They won't be judged based on physical appearance, but rather for their frightening ineptitude so far. Here's an "All-Star" lineup of those who have given us the most fantasy nightmares:
F: Anze Kopitar, LA – Sure, the Kings are awful. But you'd still expect the big Slovenian to notch more than four points.
F: Nikolaj Ehlers, WPG – Lots of talent, so be patient. At least he's firing enough pucks on net.
F: Anthony Beauvillier, NYI – Sophomore slump? Expect a rebound if he remains in the top six.
D: Rasmus Ristolainen, BUF – The poor plus-minus was a given, but the four points in 12 games has owners worrying.
D: Aaron Ekblad, FLA – Great real-life NHLer, mediocre fantasy D-man.
G: Sergei Bobrovsky, CLS – Sigh. At least Tuesday's loss against Detroit proves Columbus can't defend regardless who's in net. And now that you've seen the tricks, here are this week's treats:
(Ownership rates/stats as of November 1)
Jason Pominville, BUF (Yahoo: 29%, ESPN: 11%, CBS: 40%): Age is just a number. The soon-to-be 36-year old winger not only skates on Jack Eichel's right side at 5-on-5 but also occupies the same role on Buffalo's mega-talented first power-play unit. Pominville has turned this favorable placement into five goals and five assists through 12 games. The end to his good luck