There is nothing better than waking up and being one of the three finalists for the Fantasy Hockey Writer of the year. What an honor. What an amazing night of hockey. Kessel and Galchenyuk did us well, and Buffalo and Pittsburgh showed up to help us put money in our accounts. Tonight is a nice nine game main slate. We have a lot of teams and players to work from, and I hope to point you in the right direction.
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.
Tyler Bozak (Tor) - Center - ($5700 FD / $5000 DK)
People tend to overlook Bozak due to Kadri heating up and Matthews being Matthews. He has three goals and three assists in his last five. Tonight he will have a nice game for us.
Nikita Kucherov (Tampa) -Wing- ($7700 FD /$6900 DK)
Kucherov has been thrust into a leadership role and has responded on and off the ice. He gets and Arizona team near the bottom of the NHL in defense. Although he has been quiet his last few game, tonight he wakes up and takes the Coyotes by storm.
Alex Ovechkin (Was) -Wing- ($8,900 FD / $8300 DK)
The great eight has been the staple of the Caps for years. Everything starts and ends with him. Currently, in the midst of a six-game scoring streak (three goals / eight assists), he extends it tonight. Ovie will do Ovie things and pick the Stars apart.
Mr. Pucks’ Sleeper play of the night
Chris Stewart (Min) - Wing - ($3900 FD / $3300 DK)
Stewart is often not thought of as a DFS asset. He has, however, scored three goals in his last four, and will do this for us tonight. He would be a worthy stand alone player for you.
Teams To Target
A few teams to target and build your lineups around.
Toronto Maple Leafs - Top two lines cash, third in gpp. Zaitsev and Gardiner on defense.
Edmonton Oilers - Top two lines will provide a lot of offense. Sekera on defense
Tampa Bay Lightning - Kucherov line will be popular, but you need some chalk, him and his linemates. Nestorov on defense for cheap exposure.
Washington Capitals - Top line is going to dominate. The second and third line in gpp. Carlson on defense.
Minnesota Wild - Any of the top three lines can dominate this game. Love all their defenders.
New York Islanders - Sneaky game, sneaky team. Top line in a gpp. Leddy, De Haan, and Seidenberg on defense.
San Jose Sharks - Get some exposure to this game. Top two lines. Burns, Martin, Vlasic on defense.
**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.
Dubnyk - Cash/GPP
Grubauer - GPP
Price - Cash/GPP
Jones - Cash/GPP
Berube - Sleeper GPP goalie