NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week
NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

The weather may be cooling down, but the fantasy season is heating up. The usual contributors are leading the way, but a few surprising examples have snuck their way into the upper ranks.

With head coaches dropping like flies, the situations of the teams that let them go may look significantly different in the coming weeks. Some Kings and Blackhawks who haven't been performing may receive more opportunities under new regimes, while others could drop in production.

Since the staff switches have recently occurred, you can only guess as to how things will develop. For now, go ahead and check out the following recommendations. They may not change your life, but they could improve your fantasy chances.

(Ownership rates/stats as of Nov. 8)


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Ty Rattie, EDM (Yahoo: 13%, ESPN: 1%, CBS: 45%): Rattie was welcomed in his return from a two-week absence Tuesday by once again being paired with Connor McDavid at even strength. He also logged almost four minutes as part of Edmonton's first power-play unit, where he notched an assist. Rattie may finally be getting his chance to impress in the NHL after plenty of AHL success over the last five years.

Dominik Simon, PIT (Yahoo: 10%, ESPN: 1%, CBS: 10%): Simon also currently skates with hockey royalty, but he seems to produce with or without the help of Sidney Crosby. Including his promotion to join No. 87, the Czech winger has two goals and four assists through the last eight contests. Add that

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