This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.
With a couple weeks in the books, a few questions need to be asked: Are the Sabres for real? What's wrong with the Habs? And is the Coyotes' D really that awful?
More time will be required to evaluate team situations, but at least we can sift through the weekly waiver picks. Just a reminder that this column is meant as a tool for any type of fantasy hockey format, whether it be head-to-head or roto, competitive or recreational, standard or deep. With the odd exception, I won't bring up someone if they're covered in more than 50 percent of Yahoo leagues. And repeats aren't allowed until at least the New Year unless someone really deserves a second (or third?) mention.
Here are 14 more hidden hockey gems:
(Rostered rates/stats as of Oct. 28.)
Andrew Mangiapane, CGY (Yahoo: 53%): This week's get-him-before-he's-gone player is Mangiapane who, despite averaging 14:55, went into Wednesday night tied for the league lead in goals with seven. He showed promise last season with 32 points in 56 games and should be ready for more ice time, yet that hasn't stopped him from filling up the net. Mangiapane doesn't add much other than firing shots on net, but he's not there for the secondary material. Add him so you don't have to settle for crumbs.
Andrew Copp, WPG (Yahoo: 42%): Following