NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week
NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

While researching for this week's recommendations, a number of Coyotes stood out and found their way into this space. Arizona has won three of its past four contests and starts a seven-game homestand Thursday.

After failing to live up to expectations of improvement early this season, and already all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, the Desert Dogs could surprise over the next few weeks with little to play for. It wouldn't be the first time a young team gained momentum late in the year.

While it's still far from a favorable fantasy setup, there are pieces in place who can contribute. Additionally, past results aren't predictive of future outcomes, which is easy to forget at this point of the season.

Here's the schedule for the next scoring period from Feb. 12-18:

Two games: Hurricanes, Penguins

Four games: Ducks, Bruins, Sabres, Flames, Blackhawks, Red Wings, Oilers, Kings, Wild, Predators, Senators, Sharks, Capitals

All other teams play three games

It's important to keep an eye on who is cut in your leagues because potential upgrades come in all forms. Also, remember to check the players previously covered in this space listed below.

Forwards

Travis Konecny, PHI (Yahoo: 49%, ESPN: 39%, CBS: 53%): It's close to last call for Konecny. He's piled up 10 goals, 10 assists, 51 shots, 15 PIM and a plus-10 rating through his past 21 games, and the heater aligns with his promotion to the No. 1 line. He's combined with Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier for

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Neil Parker
A loyal Cubs, Cowboys and Maple Leafs fan for decades, Neil has contributed to RotoWire since 2014. He previously worked for USA Today Fantasy Sports.
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