Erik Cole RW DAL 1 Day
Erik Cole scored a goal and added two assists for Dallas in a 4-1 win over the Canucks on Thursday.
Cole hasn't exactly had the greatest of seasons with only 15 points in 34 contests, but he was a force to be reckoned with on this night. Jamie Benn, Valeri Nichushkin and Colton Sceviour all contributed with goals in the victory.
Erik Cole RW DAL 8 Days
Erik Cole was the only Stars goal scorer Thursday as Dallas was upended by Nashville by a score of 3-1.
The Predators did a good job of shutting down the Stars' top scorers, leaving only a few opportunities for the team's secondary options. Alex Chiasson picked up the lone assist on Cole's tally.
Erik Cole RW DAL 2 Months
Erik Cole had only 10:16 of ice time against the Avalanche Friday night.
Stars' coach Lindy Ruff wanted a little more speed on the ice and Cole didn't have his usual zip. Not sure if this will be a trend going forward but if it is, it will reduce Cole's fantasy value significantly.
Erik Cole RW DAL 2 Months
Erik Cole will start on Dallas' third line Saturday night against Minnesota.
Rich Peverley will take his place on the team's top unit with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. Needless to say, this is a boost to Peverley's fantasy value and a big hit to Coles'. Line changes often don't last so don't do anything drastic with either of these players unless you can undo it painlessly.
Erik Cole RW DAL 3 Months
Erik Cole played alongside Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin during a scrimmage on Saturday.
Cole is coming off of a rough season and playing on that line would greatly improve his chances of bouncing back. With that in mind, he's worth keeping a close eye on during training camp.
Erik Cole RW DAL 4 Months
Erik Cole might end up playing in the top-six forward group of the Dallas Stars this season.
However, he could also just easily find himself further down the depth chart. Cole recorded just six goals and one assist in 28 games with Dallas after being acquired from Montreal last year in exchange for Michael Ryder. Some individuals believe the lockout sabotaged his 2012-13 season because he was visibly upset over the whole ordeal and even contemplated retirement at one point. With those issues in the past it could be interesting to see if his focus returns and he can rebound. Cole produced 35 goals and 61 points in 2011-12, so he may be a good option to try out alongside Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. The Stars have some openings on the right side on their top-two lines and Cole should be in the mix. GM Jim Nill still has confidence in him, but you should wait and see where he lines up at training camp before taking a chance on him.