Alberga’s Fantasy Fix: Duchene Lands in Ottawa


Matt Duchene #95 of the Ottawa Senators skates against the Colorado Avalanche at Ericsson Globe on November 11, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images

The hockey world is still buzzing after that three-team blockbuster between the Colorado Avalanche, Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators which finally saw Matt Duchene’s departure from Colorado.

Not to take the fence sitting approach here, but this deal addressed needs on all three fronts. Ottawa got a skill upgrade over Turris (pending UFA), the Predators got a #2 Centre and the Avalanche acquired pieces for the future.

While he was held pointless in his first two games with Ottawa, Matt Duchene currently finds himself on a line with Mike Hoffman and Alex Burrows. That may change once Bobby Ryan returns from injury.

Kyle Turris notched a goal and an assist in his Predators debut on Saturday night. He’s playing on a line with Kevin Fiala and Craig Smith.

Meantime, Samuel Girard has looked really strong thus far through two games getting power play time while pairing with Tyson Barrie.

In the short term, it’s fair to argue that Nashville did the best acquiring Turris to anchor the second line. They did all that while not trading a single player off their main roster. Not bad if you ask me!

Here’s what’s coming up this week in the fantasy hockey world.

Week (November 12th – 19th)


Monday: 2 Games

Tuesday: 8 Games

Wednesday: 3 Games

Thursday: 12 Games

Friday: 2 Games

Saturday: 13 Games

Sunday: 5 Games


TOTAL: 45 Games


STAY AWAY FROM ANA, CHI, CBJ, NJD, SJS, TBL, TOR  – All have just 2 GAMES this week.


4 GAMES – (4 Teams) – CAR, DAL, FLA, LAK


Carolina Hurricanes

Mon (DAL), Thurs (@NYI), Sat (@BUF), Sun (NYI)

Waiver Looks: Justin Williams, Jordan Staal


Dallas Stars

Mon (@CAR), Tues (@FLA), Thurs (@TBL), Sat (EDM)

Waiver Looks: Gemel Smith, Mattias Janmark


Florida Panthers

Tues (DAL), Thurs (@SJS), Sat (@LAK), Sun (@ANA)

Waiver Looks: Nick Bjugstad, Radim Vrbata


Los Angeles Kings

Tues (VAN), Thurs (BOS), Sat (FLA), Sun (@VGK)

Waiver Looks: Tanner Pearson, Alex Iafallo



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