• Held goalless in preseason

    News: Radim Vrbata nabbed an assist in Sunday's preseason finale win over the Oilers. He finishes exhibition play with no goals and two helpers in four games.
    Analysis: It was a fairly quiet preseason for Radim Vrbata, who churned out 31 goals during his first season in Vancouver. Don't read too much into his preseason play, though, as coach Willie Desjardins was experimenting with different line combinations and Vrbata didn't have much of a chance to settle in. He'll play in a top-six role this season and should land alongside the Sedin twins on the power play once again. Considering Vrbata racked up 12 power-play goals, seven game-winning goals and 267 shots on goal in 2014-15, the Czech sniper should be owned in almost every fantasy format this season.
  • Unsure who linemates will be

    News: Radim Vrbata has expressed concern over not knowing who his linemates will be this season, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports. Vrbata added, "For me it is important to know who I am playing with and if it's not Dan­ny (Daniel Sedin) or Hank (Henrik Sedin), learn their tendencies and build chemistry. That extra second can be the difference if you score a goal or you don't . . . "
    Analysis: It's not as if Radim Vrbata has a lot of time to build chemistry with his eventual linemates. After all, his team has just one game remaining on the exhibition schedule. Vrbata's fantasy value would take a hit if he's moved away from the Sedin twins because they are established playmakers that helped the winger notch 31 goals and 32 assists for 63 points, a career high, last season.
  • Canucks' Vrbata Tallies Third Point Of Playoffs

    News: Radim Vrbata recorded an assist and five shots on goal in Thursday's Game 5 victory over the Flames.
    Analysis: Radim Vrbata isn't putting up any sort of prolific production on the second line during the Canucks' first-round series, but with a goal, two assists, and 18 shots on goal through five games, he certainly isn't underachieving. He'll typically make for a suitable fantasy option on the wing during most daily slates.
  • Canucks' Vrbata Logs Two Assists

    News: Radim Vrbata grabbed two assists in Saturday's win over the Oilers.
    Analysis: Radim Vrbata finishes the season with 31 goals and 63 points in 79 games. Now that's how you make a first impression with a new team. The fantasy stud, who potted 12 power-play goals, seven-game winners and recorded 267 shots on goal in his first year with Vancouver, will pay great dividends in playoff pools if the Canucks can get past the first round.
  • Canucks' Vrbata Reaches 60-Point Mark In Win

    News: Radim Vrbata tallied a goal, an assist, and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 4-1 win over the Blues.
    Analysis: Radim Vrbata has been on an incredible stretch as Monday's outing was his fifth multi-point effort in his last six games. The 33-year-old has picked up an impressive 18 points in March and will have the opportunity to pad that total before the month ends in Tuesday's contest against the Predators. Keep him rolling.
  • Canucks' Vrbata Scores 30th Goal

    News: Radim Vrbata hit the 30-goal mark Saturday, scoring a power-play goal and adding an assist in a loss to the Stars.
    Analysis: Another strong outing for Radim Vrbata, who has been firing on all cylinders of late. He now sits 10th in the NHL goal-scoring race and has racked up four goals and nine points in his last five games. He's fired 18 shots on goal in his last three games and is up to 58 points in 72 games on the season. You know what to do.
  • Canucks' Vrbata Wins First-Star Honors

    News: Radim Vrbata picked up a goal and an assist, then added a second goal into an empty net Tuesday in a 5-2 win over the Jets.
    Analysis: Fantasy owners who bought on Radim Vrbata on speculation of a Sedin-brothers boost have been rewarded with what's shaping up to be his second career 30-goal campaign, and he's ripped off seven points in the last three games. That'll do.
  • Canucks' Vrbata Earns Two Assists In Win

    News: Radim Vrbata dished out two assists in Sunday's win over the Coyotes.
    Analysis: It was quite a productive weekend for Radim Vrbata, who also tallied the game-winning power-play goal and chipped in another assist in Saturday afternoon's triumph over the Kings. He's no longer skating next to the Sedin twins at even strength, but with an impressive 27 goals and 53 points over 69 games this season, he's been a pivotal offseason addition for the Canucks.
  • Game Winner, Assist For Canucks' Vrbata

    News: Radim Vrbata sniped the game-winning goal Saturday and also chipped in an assist in a very important 4-1 win over the Kings.
    Analysis: Radim Vrbata rose to the occasion in a contest that featured significant playoff implications, hooking up with Yannick Weber and Alex Edler for a power-play tally 4:31 into the third. The former Coyote has been as-advertised in his first season with the Canucks, racking up 27 goals, 24 assists and 224 SOG in 68 games.
  • Canucks' Vrbata Strikes Twice In Win

    News: Radim Vrbata scored a pair of goals in Saturday's win over the Sharks.
    Analysis: Another strong game for Radim Vrbata, who has three goals and seven points in his last four games. One of his tallies Saturday came with the man advantage, giving him 10 power-play goals on the season. He's delivered in the clutch with five game-winning goals this season and is up to 48 points in 62 games. He's riding high right now, firing a whopping 12 shots on goal in his last two games, so make sure he's in your lineup.