Injuries always play a big part in fantasy hockey. Last season, Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was injured the season opener on Oct. 12 and missed five months. Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos injured his knee Nov. 15 and didn't play another game all season. Whomever drafted each of them had to scramble to replace a player likely selected in the first two rounds. Quick and Stamkos were two of many players who were injured last season and are hoping to make up for missed time.
Following the abrupt resignation of coach Patrick Roy on Aug. 11 and the hiring of Jared Bednar less than three weeks before training camp, the Colorado Avalanche had 48 points last season, the fewest in the NHL by 21 points. The Avalanche have failed to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs three straight seasons, but there are good pieces in place at forward.
But before the season starts, an even more important consideration is how high to pick such players, or whether they are even worth drafting, because it can make or break your team. Here are some bounce-back candidates for the 2017-18 season, listed in order of their rank in NHL.com's top 250. NOTE: Injury bounce-back candidates (e.g. Bryan Little, Patrick Sharp, Kris Letang, Jonathan Quick) will be identified in a separate list and have not been included here.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".