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

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Valentine's Day. A time to express your deepest admirations for the one you adore. When something is truly special, it's not healthy to hold in your emotions. Shout it so everyone can hear the praises for your beloved.

Of course, the object of affection being referred to is hockey. The excitement of watching or playing it live cannot be matched by any other sport. Baseball? Too slow. Basketball? Not enough action. Football? Would be more interesting on ice.

And if you're reading this, it only proves you are forgoing more important things due to an immense enjoyment of the game. So, while you're here, please show some appreciation for the following players:

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J.T. Miller, TB (Yahoo: 32%, ESPN: 63%, CBS: 64%): Within Tampa's potent offense, Miller generally receives a smaller share of the attention. The 32 points in 51 games in his first full season with the Bolts represent a slight decrease, but there are opportunities to improve thanks to a recent move alongside Steven Stamkos on both the top even-strength and power-play lines. The former Ranger has taken advantage of this status by potting a goal and adding three assists – including two PPAs – in his last three games.

Danton Heinen, BOS (Yahoo: 9%, ESPN: 3%, CBS: 15%):
Heinen has impressed with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand by notching five points in three outings. And with David Pastrnak set to be out at least two weeks following thumb surgery, we should see an indefinite extension

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