There is a lot that goes into running a fantasy hockey team. You draft your squad, maintain it on a daily basis, identify trades and scour the waiver wire for difference makers. If you do it all the right way you can get everyone in your league talking about you. In fact, some may even call great prospecting and harvesting on the waiver wire… Scandella-ous!
Marco Scandella, 21, might not be setting the world on fire yet, but after two games he is primed to make an impact and just might be worth a spot on your roster.
The book on Scandella is one of promise and injury, as the youngster has long tempered the Minnesota Wild's excitement about him by getting himself hurt on a fairly regular basis. Now it is Scandella that is taking advantage of injuries and a suspension to Pierre-Marc Bouchard to put himself in the Wild's line-up daily -- and he is thriving.
The six-foot-three, 208-pound defenseman is blessed with speed, size, strength and the ability to rush the puck -- something that is lacking on the Minnesota blue-line. He showed off all of those skills during the Wild's opening night 4-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets as he scored a goal, blocked a shot and spent 21:58 on the ice.