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

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

If your championship dreams are still alive, we send our best wishes. And for those who didn't advance in head-to-head, we offer our condolences…unless your league provides a second chance with a consolation game.  The reward or recognition may not be great, but at least it proves that perseverance – and a bit of luck – eventually pays off.

Another week to strategize and outwit your opponents.  Here's the latest lot of available recruits, ranging from under-the-radar newcomers to veterans with nothing to lose:

(Ownership rates/stats as of March 21)

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Evgenii Dadonov, FLA (Yahoo: 71%, ESPN: 92%, CBS: 94%): The boys from Sunrise may be facing their playoff sunset, but their top players haven't stopped scoring.  Even though Dadonov piled up plenty of points during his five-year KHL vacation, it was unclear if he could replicate that in North America.65 points to start his second NHL tour quieted the critics, and 59 more in the current campaign have cemented Dadonov as an attractive fantasy commodity.  However, he remains free in almost 30 percent of Yahoo leagues.  And you don't let someone with 10 points from their last seven games just sit there.

Ryan Getzlaf, ANH (Yahoo: 68%, ESPN: 87%, CBS: 79%): Throughout his hockey career, Getzlaf has won at every level.He'll soon be 34, but the drive to succeed hasn't decreased.  The Regina native has slipped off his standard point-per-game pace, yet proceeds to produce.  Despite some scoring inconsistencies, Getzlaf has turned it on with seven points

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