This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.
With the trade deadline done and the start of fantasy playoffs in many leagues, things are getting intense. If you've made it this far, then there's some sort of pressure — even if you have a bye this week (or two, like the person who wrote this column). As long as you stick to what you've been doing, things will turn out fine. Or not.
As this is a shortened season, I'll try not to repeat any previous entries for the remainder of the campaign. That may be difficult to do with some players coming back into relevance following a change of scenery or return to health. The most important thing this column can do is advise on those who can help you now and in the near future.
(Rostered rates/stats as of April 15)
Jack Hughes, NJ (Yahoo: 38%, ESPN: 43%, CBS: 68%): To say Hughes hasn't lived up to the fanfare that led up to the 2019 draft would be unfair. After all, the phenom was being compared to everyone from playmakers like Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby to snipers such as Auston Matthews and Patrick Kane. Hughes began the season with plenty of spark, posting 11 points in 13 games, but a five-in-22 slump heading into April put a dent in his