Evening NHL DFS Picks
Stadium Series Edition
With a classic Habs vs Leafs game, and another edition of the #StadiumSeries, having just four games on the evening schedule ain’t so bad. We have a strong roster with a ton of money left, $1800 to be exact. Let’s see who I selected from a condensed set of options.
- My roster
Stadium Series – I figured based on 90% of previous outdoor games that this will be a low scoring affair as well. With that being said, I limited myself to just one player from each side.
In a game of such epic proportions, you expect the young players to be a little shell-shocked to start off, so I went with the veterans in the Stadium Series.
Jarome Iginla was my selection from the home-town Avalanche. The veteran sniper has been filling the net regularly for the past three weeks and if there is a goal to be had early-on, or really late Iggy will do it.
Pavel Datsyuk always stars under the lights, and skating in the Stadium Series is blinding. I personally cannot wait to watch the 2016 version of the greatest rivalry of my life-time. It’s always special when the Red Wings and Avalanche get together and tonight will be something really special. A real sight to see.
I think the Canadiens line of Alex Galchenyuk, Lars Eller and Sven Andrighetto will be have too much speed and skill for the talent ravaged Maple Leafs. But if I went with Galchenyuk and Andrighetto over Jarome Iginla and Max Pacioretty the amount of cap room left over would be ridiculous. I decided to try to max out the cap as much as I could while focusing on the favourites in each matchup.
Pacioretty plays with Plekanec and Gallagher on the Habs top line, but the aforementioned trio displays more natural, high-paced chemistry. Pacioretty and Gallagher’s individual talent compared to the rest of the pool, and a date with the Leafs made them the choice.
Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau has the puck on a string at the moment, and often finds more twine.
The Kings should dominate the Sabres, and I expect the horses to pull the carriage. Kopitar hasn’t missed a beat since comng off an injury and Doughty is just too solid at both ends of the rink.
Mike Condon was a great discount and since our big-ticket choice Jonathan Quick will be riding the pine we stuck it out with the Montreal netminder.