NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

After the composed chaos that was trade deadline day, it's back to continue dominating in fantasy.  You may not be elite this season, but you're still playing for something — whether that be cash, praise and/or pride.

We're into the final quarter of the schedule.  Finish strong.  The usual subject matter is listed below.  Perhaps one of these players will help you win a key head-to-head matchup or sneak past someone else in a certain roto category:

(Ownership rates/stats as of Feb. 27.)

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Vincent Trocheck, CAR (Yahoo: 55%, ESPN: 81%, CBS: 55%): Trocheck was acquired by Carolina to upgrade its middle-six forward talent.  And while he didn't find the scoresheet during his Tuesday debut, he looks to have fit in as the Canes' No. 3 center.  The points might have dipped for Trocheck since hitting 75 two seasons ago and the minutes were down before the move, but he has a good chance to start over within an exciting young front line and should post decent numbers as a significant offensive contributor.

Andreas Athanasiou/Tyler Ennis, EDM (Yahoo: 51%, ESPN: 69%, CBS: 58%; Yahoo: 23%, ESPN: 22%, CBS: 17%): Poolies pounced on these two when their trades to Edmonton were announced, and you can expect these figures to continue climbing after both notched a pair of points starting on even-strength with Connor McDavid.  Athanasiou seems like the obvious preference due to superior skills and being five years younger, though Ennis excelled in Ottawa with 33

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