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Evan Berofsky

Evan Berofsky enjoys writing. Seriously. When he’s not trying to shove hockey miscellany down your throat, he gets his kicks playing tournament Scrabble(TM). If you have anything to say about Evan’s work (or need any hot word tips), feel free to contact him at or follow him on Twitter (@evanberofsky).

The holiday season incorporates a wide range of emotions. The joy of spending time with family. The anxiety of spending time with family. The relief felt after finishing spending time with family.

As the calendar is flipped to 2018, there’s the tendency to list individual highlights and project future achievements. We talk about what could’ve been done differently or how things might’ve been worse. The analysis may look complex, but the basic concept revolves around keeping score.

In fantasy hockey, a few players showed enough promise that will allow them to continue their excellence over the final few months. Unfortunately, a few overachievers will experience some type of drop-off, either due to past experience, age, a change in situation or a collective setback.

Let’s look at a few players who have been faring well but won’t be able to keep it going the rest of the way…

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