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Scouting The NHL DFS - Thursday,  January 12

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We had a great night last night. Ovie hit big for us, Sid grabbed an assist and my sleeper pick had a goal at under 3% owned. I was so stoked about the last few days, I decided to step in an post an cover for my Mentor kickman today. We have a large nine game slate and need to find where to focus our efforts. It's time to delve in and break some records tonight.

Mr. Pucks’ Profound Three

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.

Jason Spezza (Dal) - Wing FD/Center DK - ($6700 FD / 5800DK)

Notice he is two different positions on each site. Spezza was quoted saying he has to step up his game and produce. Last time he made that statement last year he was on fire. I expect him to stay true to his word and torch Detroit. I expect to see him score a goal and have five shots with a power play assist.

Rickard Rakell (Ana) - Center - ($5800 FD / $6700 DK)

Last time I went Rakell he showed up with a fat zero. That does not scare me, nor does the Colorado 25th ranked defense. He will show up tonight as he has been silent the last few games. He will remind us why he is so talented. Im hoping he gives us two goals and six shots, with one goal being via the power play.

Wayne Simmonds (Phi) -Wing- ($7000 FD/$6500 DK)

If you heard me on the radio, you heard me say I hate all thing philly. Being im from Pittsburgh. DFS wise, I put my loyalties aside. Simmonds has made the All-Star team, and will treat his home fans with an all-star performance. The Canucks and their 29th ranked defense will be no match for Simmonds. Guy is a beast and I will 100% usage in both cash and gpp.

Mr. Pucks’ Sleeper play of the night

Beau Bennett (NJ) - Wing - ($3300 FD / $3700 DK)

We affectionately called him “Bubble Wrap” Beau when he played in Pittsburgh. He was so fragile. He is a sneaky play, because he is the type of player that the Oilers have problems with. Now, he does not see a ton of ice time, so he is highly risky. I can see him sneaking in a goal and three shots, in about 11 mins of ice time.

Teams To Target

A few teams to target and build your lineups around.

Pittsburgh Penguins - On a Back to Back, getting Murray back. I like Sids line and really like Malkins line. Letang and Schultz on defense.

Dallas Stars - The top 2 lines are all the offense we need. Klingberg and Spezza on defense.

Philadelphia Flyers - Giroux and Simmonds lines are my two favorite with Ghost and Gudas on defense.

Anaheim Ducks - Top 2 lines are great plays. Fowler is great on defense.

Tampa Bay Lightning- Love Kucherovs line to dominate, along with Drouin. Hedman and Nesterov on defense.

Also consider : Det pair of Tatar and Mantha, Ottawa top line, StL Tarasenko line, Min top line and ANY defensive player.


**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.

Gibson - Cash/GPP. JUST PLAY HIM!

Murray - GPP

Mason - GPP

Dubnyk - Cash/GPP

Talbot - Cash/GPP

Allen - GPP only

If Bishop starts - GPP and Cash

If Vasilevskiy starts - Use a trash can and Bounty Roll instead.

Good luck to everyone and remember my twitter handle has changed to @MrPucks77.

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