Dennis Wideman
D FA
7 months ago

Wideman chipped in five goals and 13 assists in 57 games this season.

EDGE Analysis

The blueliner is just two years removed from his eye-popping 56-point effort, but the lack of production in 2016-17 shouldn't at all come as a surprise given that he managed just 19 points in 2015-16. With 87 shots on goal, 61 hits and and 74 blocked shots, Wideman simply didn't do enough to prove valuable in the vast majority of formats this year.

Dennis Wideman
D FA
8 months ago

Wideman scored a goal in a 4-3 shootout victory over the Penguins on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

It really appears his fantastic 2014-15 was fluke. He's missed 47 games over the last two seasons due to injuries and a suspension, but he only has six goals and 31 points in his last 105 games. In 80 games during the 2014-15 season, he tallied 15 goals and 56 points. Wideman posted a 8.7 shooting percentage in 2014-15; this season, his shooting percentage is below his 5.7 percent average at 3.8. However, Wideman is also recording far fewer shots and playing fewer minutes this season than two years ago. He's not much more than a fringe fantasy contributor in standard formats.

Dennis Wideman
D FA
9 months ago

Wideman was a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the Predators.

EDGE Analysis

Wideman has managed just one point over his past 10 games. The veteran is in a defenseman logjam and appears to be the odd-man out at the moment. With the NHL trade deadline right around the corner and his impending free agent status at season's end, he could be on the trade block for the thrifty Flames looking for any kind of return.

Dennis Wideman
D FA
9 months ago

Wideman has just 16 points on the season and one in his last 10 games.

EDGE Analysis

He's not actually faring that much worse than last season, as his 16 points in 52 games only slightly trail the 19 in 51 he recorded in 2015-16. The biggest factor working against Wideman is his massive decrease in power-play time (1:08 on average vs. 2:57 last year), which will continue to limit his opportunities to hit the scoresheet down the stretch.

Dennis Wideman
D FA
10 months ago

Wideman has averaged just 1:18 on the power play this season, a stark contrast to the 2:57 from 2015-16.

EDGE Analysis

His ice time is actually up, albeit slightly, from last year, but the 33-year-old's lack of man-advantage time clearly indicates his role on the Flames' back end is continuing to diminish. Four of Wideman's 15 points have come while up a man, and his PIM, shots, hits and blocked shots are all similar to where they were last season, but he's past his prime and not delivering the same caliber of fantasy goods he did earlier in his career. Mark Giordano and Dougie Hamilton are far superior options on Calgary's blue line, and T.J. Brodie's is certainly better than his 17 points and minus-22 indicate, making Wideman best left to the deepest of leagues.

Dennis Wideman
D FA
11 months ago

Wideman scored his third goal of the season in a 4-2 victory over the Coyotes on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

It was his first goal in 28 contests. Within the last week, Wideman posted his first multi-point game and first goal since October. Unfortunately, he's still a far cry from his fantasy production of two seasons ago. Wideman scored 15 goals and 56 points in 2014-15, but he's scored just five goals and 31 points in 83 game since then.

Dennis Wideman
D FA
11 months ago

Wideman notched two assists and went plus-3 in Tuesday's 6-3 victory over Colorado.

EDGE Analysis

His last multi-point effort was way back on Oct. 22, and Wideman offered fantasy owners precious little in the 26-game interim: just a single goal and five assists to go with marginal peripheral stats. The 33-year-old is only two seasons removed from a 15-goal, 56-point campaign, but there's been no sign of those glory days returning.

Dennis Wideman
D FA
1 year ago

Wideman grabbed an assist in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran rearguard registered his fifth point of the season in his first game back after serving the previous four as a healthy scratch. Not many players in the league have tumbled quite as far as Wideman over the last couple of seasons, as he's gone from putting up a whopping 56 points in 2014-15 to serving nearly half the Flames' games this year as a healthy scratch. That being said, Calgary will need all hands on deck starting Tuesday with five games in seven nights, so he'll likely be dressing more often than not in the near future.

Dennis Wideman
D FA
1 year ago

Wideman recorded two assists in a 6-4 loss to St. Louis on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

After sitting out the previous three contests as a healthy scratch, Wideman responded well with the pair of apples in addition to four shots on goal and a healthy 20:42 of ice time. More importantly, the 33-year-old actually spent a team-high 3:14 on the power play, so clearly head coach Glen Gulutzan liked what he saw from Wideman in this one. He also skated on the Flames' top pairing with captain Mark Giordano.

Dennis Wideman
D FA
1 year ago

Wideman will be a healthy scratch for Saturday's road game against the Canucks, David Randorf of Sportsnet and HNIC reports.

EDGE Analysis

Not known as much of a scorer from the back line, Wideman actually found twine in the season road opener against the Oilers, but the 33-year-old will need to rest occasionally to stay fresh over the course of the season. Brett Kulak reportedly will play in his place Saturday.