This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.
Despite there being just three nights of action since last week's article, there are still a handful of new players to consider scooping up. It highlights the importance of staying in tune with the latest NHL news and active in your virtual leagues.
The NHL trade deadline is sneaking up, and the deals are likely to begin trickling in sooner than later. Savvy owners know that it's often the players uninvolved in trades who benefit the most from shakeups. When sellers unload scorers, it's typically a younger player who steps into a larger role and receives a fantasy boost.
Late-season auditions can turn into permanent roster spots the following year, and sometimes, a player only needs an opportunity. Just look at the success of the Golden Knights.
Here's the schedule for the next scoring period, Feb. 5-12:
Two games: Panthers, Canadiens
Four games: Ducks, Bruins, Sabres, Flames, Avalanche, Stars, Oilers, Predators, Devils,
Islanders, Rangers, Flyers, Sharks, Blues, Canucks
All other teams play three games
It's important to keep an eye on who is cut in your leagues since potential upgrades come in all forms. Also, remember to check the players previously covered in this space listed below.
Erik Haula, VGK (Yahoo: 41%, ESPN: 55%, CBS: 58%): Sporting a six-game point streak consisting of three goals, five assists and 17 shots, the Finn is clicking between James Neal and David Perron. Haula sports a rock-solid 2.76 points per 60 minutes for the campaign, and he's also receiving consistent