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About Amir Salehnia - RotoBaller

Avid sports enthusiast currently based in Toronto, Ontario. Soccer, Hockey, Tennis

Amir Salehnia - RotoBaller has written 18 articles so far, you can find them below.


Connor Hellebuyck Dominates Predators with 47 Save Victory

To say that Connor Hellebuyck had a monstrous game one against the Nashville Predators Friday night would be an understatement. Hellebuyck followed up his back-to-back shutout performances against the Minnesota Wild with an inspired 47 save performance against the Nashville predators in Nashville as the Jets took game one of the Western Conference semifinal 4-1.... Read More

2 years ago

Eric Staal Registers First Two Postseason Points in Game 3 Victory over Jets

Minnesota Wild’s top-line center Eric Staal finally managed to register his first two points of the NHL postseason against the Winnipeg Jets at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday night. The Wild had a statement game in which they responded to an 0-2 series deficit with a 6-2 Game 3 home victory. Staal started his night... Read More

2 years ago

Wild Captain Mikko Koivu Continues Great Power-Play Form

The 35-year-old Finnish Minnesota Wild captain is still getting it done on the stat sheet for the Wild. Mikko Koivu registered an assist in both Games 1 and 2 in Winnipeg, and he didn’t stop his production for Game 3 in Minnesota. The captain chipped in with two power-play assists, both coming in the first... Read More

2 years ago

Devan Dubnyk Propels Wild to Game Three Victory

Talk about the difference a change of scenery can make. The Canadian goaltender had given up a total of seven goals between Games 1 and 2 against the Winnipeg Jets at the Bell MTS Place. On Sunday, goalie Devan Dubnyk put in a monster performance in which he registered 29 saves on 31 shots alongside... Read More

2 years ago

Tyler Myers Shines in Game 2 Winnipeg Victory

Although Tyler Myers already stands at a whopping height of six feet & eight inches, he decided to stand even taller against the Minnesota Wild on Friday night. The third pairing defenseman had himself quite the night on the stat sheet as he finished with one goal, one assist, four penalty minutes, three hits, and... Read More

2 years ago


Connor Hellebuyck Cruises past Lackluster Wild for Game 2 Victory

Connor Hellebuyck had a relatively quiet night on Friday as the Jets overpowered the Minnesota wild to earn a well-deserved game two victory. It was quite a contrasting performance as Minnesota’s Devan Dubnyk was attacked relentlessly throughout the game whereas Hellebuyck was left relatively unscathed. Hellebuyck had a shutout bid going until the last minute... Read More

2 years ago

Devan Dubnyk to Start Game 1 for Wild

Goaltender Devan Dubnyk will guard the opposing crease for the visiting Minnesota Wild for their Game 1 matchup at Winnipeg. Dubnyk had a solid season for Minnesota in which he registered 35 wins while posting a 2.52 goals-against-average and a .918 save percentage. Dubnyk won his last start against the Jets in mid-January in which... Read More

2 years ago

Henrik Sedin Calls an End to Illustrious Career

Although neither Sedin brother could get on the stat sheet in the final game of their illustrious career, Henrik Sedin fired three pucks on net but wasn’t able to beat Cam Talbot in the shootout portion of the Vancouver Canucks shootout loss at Edmonton on Saturday. Although the days of Henrik Sedin being in the... Read More

2 years ago

Daniel And Henrik Sedin Call An End To Illustrious NHL Careers

Although neither Sedin brother could get on the stat sheet in the final game of their illustrious career, Henrik fired three shots while Daniel sent five pucks to the net and managed to score in the shootout portion of a loss to Edmonton on Saturday. Although the days of either Sedin being in the run... Read More

2 years ago

Claude Giroux Continues Renaissance Season

The Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux continued his incredible bounce back season by scoring a pair of goals Sunday against the Boston Bruins. The second goal was an incredibly filthy breakaway overtime game winner in a must win game for the Flyers. After a disappointing 58 point showing last season, Giroux has bounced back in... Read More

2 years ago


Keith Kinkaid Staying Hot Down The Stretch

The New Jersey Devils have found themselves in a bittersweet goaltending situation. Their original back up Keith Kinkaid has taken over the proverbial crease and has looked solid whilst doing it. On the season, Kinkaid has won 23 games whilst sporting a .910 save percentage & 2.89 GAA (Goals against average). Although Kinkaid has started... Read More

2 years ago

Sean Monahan Shutdown for Rest of Season

Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan is being shut down for the rest of the 2017/18 NHL season. Reports are indicating that Monahan has been dealing with two substantial injuries that have required injections in two separate places. With Calgary looking desperately outside of the playoff bubble, it makes full sense as to why the top... Read More

2 years ago

Neal Pionk Continues to Produce

New York Rangers defenseman Neal Pionk has an impressive stat line this season. The rookie has 11 assists in 19 games, averaging 21:49 time on ice. Due to some key injuries and rather interesting trades involving the New York Rangers blue line, there has been a lot of shuffling around as of late. Look no... Read More

2 years ago

Sean Monahan Currently Mired in Four-Game Slump

Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan has had a brilliant season. With a stunning 58 points (29 goals, 29 assists, 28 power-play points) in 66 games, it is evident that he and Johnny Gaudreau (left wing) have had some excellent chemistry throughout the year. That said, the Calgary Flames currently find themselves mired in a four-game... Read More

2 years ago

Sami Vatanen on a Roll

New Jersey Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen has been on an absolute tear as of late. Having notched 13 points (one goal, 12 assists) in 13 games, you could say that the rear guard is taking full advantage of being the Devils top offensively-minded defenseman. Although Vatanen only has three goals, he has chipped in offensively... Read More

2 years ago


Cam Atkinson Back on Track

Columbus Blue Jackets right winger Cam Atkinson is shaking off the poor start from earlier this season. Although the elusive forward failed to replicate the stunning form he produced last season consistently throughout this year, he has been showing signs of life as of late. With five points in his last five games as well... Read More

2 years ago

Brock Boeser Injury Hampers Canucks Overtime Victory

Vancouver Canucks rookie winger sensation Brock Boeser was injured in Monday’s game against the New York Islanders. With less than 30 seconds remaining in regulation, Boeser had an unfortunate accident as his proposed hit on the Islanders Cal Clutterbuck resulted in Boeser colliding with the Canucks open bench door. He needed help getting off the... Read More

2 years ago

Daniel Sedin Looking to Continue Hot Streak

Looking to continue his vintage 2011 Art Ross form, Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin is on a monstrous run of form as of late. Having notched 13 points in his past nine games (eight goals, five assists), Sedin is looking to continue his recent tear against the struggling New York Islanders. Although he is no... Read More

2 years ago

Under the Radar Fantasy Hockey Gems

With the tail end of the NHL regular season approaching, most fantasy hockey managers find themselves in crunch time! Usually at this point the free agency pool/waiver wire in all competitive leagues are quite thin. Here at RotoBaller, our goal is always to help you win your league! With that in mind, here are some... Read More

2 years ago

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Best Waiver Wire Pickups from 2019

Each and every year we see an incredible number of players step foot on the NFL gridiron. Just in 2019, using Pro-Football-Reference.com Play Index, a total of 2,025 players took part in at least one game while one (Emmanuel Sanders) did the impossible and played 17 (!) games in the regular season as he was... Read More


Tight End VOS (Values Over Starter): 2019 Season In Context

The 2019 fantasy football season is over. That is not something we like to say considering the empty path we have ahead of us until we reach draft season again in eight months. The good thing about it, though, is that we have plenty of time to analyze what happened during the past few weeks... Read More


Biggest Surprises of 2019: Running Back

The 2019 NFL season was an interesting year for the running back position. Christian McCaffrey was the overall RB1, but some of the other top players fell below expectations. That led to some interesting final results when the final season standings came around. And while some of those -- Dalvin Cook as the RB3, Leonard... Read More


Quarterback VOS (Values Over Starter): 2019 Season In Context

The 2019 fantasy football season is over. That is not something we like to say considering the empty path we have ahead of us until we reach draft season again in eight months. The good thing about it, though, is that we have plenty of time to analyze what happened during the past few weeks... Read More


2019 RotoBaller NFL Challenge - And The @Fleaflicker Winner Is...

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Introducing the 2020 Rookie Tight End Class

Out of all the skill positions, tight end is the one where rookies have the most issue making an immediate impact. But there's still always some value at every position in every NFL Draft, and the 2020 one is no exception, even if people are very down on this year's crop of tight ends. Let's... Read More


Can a New Coach Fix Baker Mayfield in 2020?

Another season has passed and another disappointment by Browns fans has been realized. Baker Mayfield got the head coach he wanted in Freddie Kitchens in 2019. In 2020, hopefully he's got the one he needs in Kevin Stefanski. Last season, under Kitchens, Mayfield had a coach he could control and manipulate. He did just that... Read More


Wide Receiver VOS (Values Over Starter): 2019 Season In Context

The one (and only) good thing about fantasy football season ending is that we have plenty of time to analyze what happened during the past few months and put performances into context to prepare for next season. As football is an ever-evolving game, though, it makes sense to assess how good players were in fantasy... Read More


The King's Keeper Corner: NFL Postseason Impacts on Player Outlooks

With a break in the postseason NFL action, it is time to reflect on what we have seen in the playoffs so far and how certain performances will affect fantasy football outlooks in keeper and dynasty formats. How players respond and what they deliver at the most intense and critical times of the season can... Read More


Introducing Value Over Starter Football Metrics

When it comes to fantasy sports, we're always looking for the highest possible Return On Investment or ROI. This concept is easy to understand: in both Daily Fantasy and re-draft/fantasy leagues, ROI would come down to how many points a player returns relative to his salary, or the price you paid (given his ADP on... Read More


Biggest Breakouts of 2019: Quarterback

2019 was a very interesting season of fantasy football, to say the least. It's safe to say no one was banking on the season that we saw from Lamar Jackson but he wasn't the only one to stand out. At the quarterback position, we saw some really exciting players start to shine and some older... Read More


Goodbye Runners, Hello Pass-Catching RBs: 2019 Season Trends

As the 2019 summer kept going we all had two things in our minds with regard to September's fantasy drafts and both of them were related to running backs: Where in the world are Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon and when will they be back? It made sense back then (and it still does now,... Read More


Where Does 2019 Rank Historically Among ADP Movers?

I have worked on a season-review series of articles in which I have analyzed the biggest winners and losers in terms of ADP entering draft season compared to the end of the year final results. It was plenty of fun looking back at the gambles most of us took which ultimately paid off, but also... Read More


Biggest Busts of 2019: Tight End

2019 was not the record-breaking season for tight ends 2018 was. San Francisco’s George Kittle (most receiving yards for a TE in a season) and Philadelphia’s Zach Ertz (most receptions for a TE in a season) did not break the records they set last season, although both were fine for fantasy players. Kansas City’s Travis... Read More


Rushing Quarterbacks Are Becoming Necessary

The 2019 fantasy season is over. We are all thinking about what to do come 2020 draft day. So let me ask you something. What if I offer you the chance of drafting a quarterback who is a lock to finish the season with 270 fantasy points? Would you take him and make him your... Read More