Good afternoon all. Normally today is my night off from writing, but Kickman got the pleasure of watching his oldest graduate from college and I decided to fill in for him. This write-up is aimed towards the 7 pm games only. A small three-game slate. This will be short and sweet, and hopefully, bankroll increasing.
Mr. Pucks Preferred Plays
I was asked if these are three players people should use. What I suggest is building around at least one of my three choices. Let us take a look at my top three.
Kyle Turris - Center - ($5800 FD / $5900 DK) - Turris and his Sens get a Isles team that is horrible against the center position. Turris has been playing up-tempo his last few games and is starting to take over the team. I can see him and his linemates taking apart this Islanders and scoring three quick goals. Use him with confidence.
Patrick Kane - Wing - ($8600 FD / $7600 DK) - Kane finally scored a goal after going ten games without one. With that goal behind him, he will loosen his grip on his stick and play more relaxed. Even with his long drought, he is still a point per game player. Look for him to build off yesterday's outburst and provide a ton of output for today's game. He is a cash game gem and will get another goal, two assists, and four shots one net.
Rick Nash -Wing- ($6700 FD / $6600 DK) - Nash and his Rangers get some home cooking when they take on the Devils tonight. Nash has scored in his last two games and has points in three of his last six. I see the Rangers walking through the Devils tonight and Nash continuing his goal scoring streak. He should be good for two goals and five shots on net and will toss in a blocked shot to boot.
Mr. Pucks Super Sleeper
Joonas Donskoi - Wing - ($4100 FD / $3800 DK) - Donskoi has a huge amount of talent but is stuck in a bottom six role that limits his ice-time. In his last game, Skoi had two assists a shot on net and one blocked shot. If he can see at least 13 minutes of ice time, he will capitalize and score you points. I see him getting near 14 minutes of ice time and scoring a goal.
Teams To Target
New name, new format. I will list my top two GPP teams to target, with some players from those two teams. Then I will list a few more teams with a brief description.
****Today, due to time issues, I'm going to give you a quick breakdown and no gpp lineups.***
Chicago Blackhawks - I like the Top two lines for the Hawks tonight, but keep an eye out as Anisimov got hurt yesterday and the lines might be jumbled. I will have my main exposure to Kane's line and will work in some Panarian as well. Keith is a must have on defense.
New Jersey Devils - The Devils did not play all to well with Kinkade in net, but tonight Schneider gets the start. I like the Zajac-Hall stack, and even getting sneaky with Cammalleri and Palmieri stack. Defensively A. Green and Severson are at min price.
New York Rangers - Kreider-Stepan-Zuccarello should provide a lot of offense and the second line of Grabner-Hayes-Nash will pitch in too. You can be sneaky and go for a Pirri/Vesey stack. I love McDonagh on defense as well as a shot at Skjei.
Ottawa Senators - The Sens are a tough team to figure out, but I think they put points up tonight. The Turris line will be the line you want to use, and sneaking in Stone will be good as well. Karlsson is the best Defender in the game and if you can get him, use him.
Also consider NYI line, SJ two lines.
**As always check before puck drop to see starting goalies, as things change**
I will list a few goalies and if you want them in cash, gpp, or both.
Raanta and Hammond/Condon are the only two goalies I like in any format.