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About Chase Davis - RotoBaller

Former NCAA DIII hockey player turned professional hockey watcher. Passionate for the NHL and all things fantasy hockey, I aim to provide you with analysis that can turn your league buy-in into a championship pay out.

Chase Davis - RotoBaller has written 261 articles so far, you can find them below.


Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien registered a goal and two assists on Thursday, leading his team to a 4-1 victory against the Vancouver Canucks. Returning from a two-game absence due to a an upper-body injury, Byfuglien filled up the box score with his two power-play points, plus-one rating, three shots and three hits in 22:05... Read More

Winnipeg Jets center Bryan Little registered a goal and added an assist in his team's 4-1 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday. The strong performance was certainly good for Little's confidence considering the 30-year-old had recorded just one assist through his first six games of the season. Little's fantasy relevance is limited these days... Read More

Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers recorded a pair of helpers in a 4-1 victory over the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Thursday. After going scoreless in his team's first five contests, Ehlers now has assists and more than 15 minutes of ice-time in consecutive games. While fantasy owners might have been panicking over Ehler's slow start,... Read More

Winnipeg Jets right-winger Patrik Laine scored a power-play goal in his team's 4-1 defeat of the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. After scoring just one goal in his first four games, Laine now has two goals in his last three contests. The 20-year-old also finished with four shots, two blocks and two takeaways in 15:52... Read More

Dallas Stars winger Valeri Nichushkin will miss his second consecutive game on Friday against the Minnesota Wild. The 23-year-old has been unable to play due to soreness likely related to the lower-body injury that kept him out of action for the Stars' first two games of the season. Nichushkin was seen as a sleeper pick... Read More

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will return to action against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday. The 33-year-old missed two games due to an upper-body injury suffered in practice last week. Byfuglien will step back onto the team's first defensive pairing with Ben Chariot and will look to get into the mix offensively after registering just... Read More

Max Comtois Making Early Impact

Anaheim Ducks forward Max Comtois continued his strong start to his NHL career on Wednesday, picking up an assist and his first fight in a 4-1 defeat of the New York Islanders. A surprise addition to the Ducks' opening night roster, Comtois has made quite an impression with six points (two goals, four assists) and... Read More

Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson continued his dominance in the crease in Wednesday's 4-1 defeat of the New York Islanders, stopping 34 of 35 shots against. The beat goes on for the 25-year-old who has now posted four wins, a 1.89 goals against average and a .948 save percentage in six starts for the injury-riddled... Read More

Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler buried two goals on Wednesday, leading his team past the visiting New York Islanders 4-1. Despite battling a chronic hip issue over the past few seasons, Kesler has gotten off to a fast start to 2018-2019. The 34-year-old has registered four points (three goals, one assist), two power play points,... Read More

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot allowed four goals on 33 shots but still picked up the win as his team defeated the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 in overtime on Tuesday. The 31-year-old is off to a rough start to his season, having posted a 3.01 goals against average and a .895 save percentage in his first... Read More

Edmonton Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi picked up his first point of the season with a goal in his team's 5-4 overtime defeat of the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. After going scoreless in his first three games, Jesse Puljujarvi skated 16:05 in this one, also recording three shots, a hit and a block. The 2016, fourth-overall... Read More

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse scored the game-winning goal in overtime in order to earn a full two points for his team against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. The 23-year-old is off to fine start to the 2018-2019 season having now registered three points (one goal, two assists), 14 shots and seven hits in his... Read More

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid potted two goals and added two assists in a 5-4 overtime victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. McDavid's performance was special because he broke an NHL record by recording a point on each of his team's first nine goals to start the season. As expected, the 21-year-old is off... Read More

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will miss his second straight game due to an upper-body injury on Tuesday night. Byfuglien suffered the injury in Saturday's practice when he crashed into the boards during a drill. The 33-year-old skated on his own on Monday but was not spotted at the Jets' optional pregame skate on Tuesday... Read More

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck will get the nod in goal as his team takes on the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. Despite giving up three goals in a loss against the Predators in his last start, Hellebuyck has posted strong numbers throughout his first four games with his two wins, 2.50 goals against average and... Read More

Over the course of the 2018-2019 NHL season, RotoBaller will be breaking down our fantasy hockey player rankings by position looking at the rest-of-season values for each player. These positional rankings will be updated and posted on a weekly basis, starting with forwards every Sunday, defensemen on Monday, and goaltenders each Tuesday. Note: Rankings are... Read More

Winnipeg Jets winger Patrik Laine scored a power-play goal in a 3-1 Jets win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday. Laine, in his usual position in the left circle on the power play, buried a crisp cross-ice feed from Blake Wheeler to open the scoring in the third period. The former second-overall pick of the... Read More

Winnipeg Jets forward Kyle Connor potted his fourth goal of the season on Sunday night in his team's 3-1 defeat of the Carolina Hurricanes. Connor's goal, an empty-net tally, sealed the win for the Jets with just one second left in the contest. The 21-year-old is picking up right where he left off after his... Read More

Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg scored the game-winning-goal and added an assist in his team's 5-3 comeback win against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. After battling back from a 3-0 deficit, Klingberg ripped a wrist shot from the blue line and found the top corner to earn his team a lead for the first time... Read More

Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn registered a goal and an assist in his team's 5-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. Benn's multi-point performance, his third in four games this season, helped the Stars battle back from an early 3-0 deficit. The Stars' captain is off to a great start to the campaign with... Read More

Arizona Coyotes center Derek Stepan went pointless yet again on Saturday as his team fell to the Buffalo Sabres 3-0. Stepan, the team's top center, has now failed to register a point in any of the Coyotes' first four games of the season. The 28-year-old had a solid first year in the desert in 2017-2018,... Read More

Buffalo Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark stopped all 36 shots he faced on Saturday, shutting out the Arizona Coyotes 3-0 on the road. The 25-year-old looked to be in the zone all night, turning aside a steady barrage of rubber from puck drop until the final buzzer. Considering the Sabres signed goaltender Carter Hutton to a... Read More

Buffalo Sabres left-winger Jeff Skinner scored a goal and added an assist in his team's 3-0 defeat of the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday. His points were his first as a member of the Sabres, after having gone scoreless in first four games on the season. Skinner, expected to play with top center Jack Eichel, is... Read More

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin scored the first goal of his NHL career in a 3-0 win versus the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday. The goal was a result of Dahlin's great effort to crash the front of the net and bury a loose puck to open the game's scoring. The 2018 first-overall pick has impressed... Read More

Nashville Predators forward Ryan Hartman scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in his team's 3-0 defeat of the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. Hartman opened the scoring in the second period for the Preds, beating Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck on a breakaway off a nice backhand move. The 24-year-old also finished the night... Read More

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne was perfect in his team's 3-0 win against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday, stopping all 29 shots against. The 2017-2018 Vezina Trophy winner was especially strong in the third period, turning aside a barrage of 15 shots in order to hold onto the win. Despite allowing three goals in a... Read More

Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak turned aside 25 of 26 shots faced on Thursday night, leading his team to a 4-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers. After posting a 32-save shutout in his first start with Boston, Halak gave up a goal 3:43 into the game but managed to shut down the Oilers for the... Read More

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron buried a goal and added an assist in a 4-1 victory against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. Bergeron's night marked the third consecutive game in which he has recorded at least two points. The 33-year-old is off to an outstanding start in 2018-2019, having registered eight points (five goals, three... Read More

Boston Bruins right-winger David Pastrnak scored in his team's 4-1 defeat of the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. The 22-year-old beat a defender with a gorgeous move between his legs and then deposited a backhander into the net for a highlight reel goal to tie the game at 1-1. Pastrnak now has at least one goal... Read More

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid found the back of the net for the first time this season in his team's 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Thursday. The 21-year-old has played just two games in the league's first week and now has three points (one goal, two assists) on the campaign. McDavid, the first... Read More

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