Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Fantasy Hockey News – 02/09/16

The Dallas Stars (33-15-5) will face the Minnesota Wild (23-20-9) at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. FanPicks has this fantasy hockey game on tap for tonight’s DFS action. Here are the latest Fantasy Hockey News:

Projected Lineup

Fantasy Hockey News

 

With Jason Spezza out of the Stars lineup because of an upper-body injury, coach Lindy Ruff had to move around his lines during Monday’s practice. It has yet to be determined who’s going to fill up the top 2 lines, but Mattias Janmark and Ales Hemsky are likely to be playing together in one of those lines, against the Wild. They looked like a great fit during practice. Another likely pairing is between Radek Faksa & Valeri Nichuskin. Faksa will be playing in his second game since being recalled from the American Hockey League’s Iowa Stars. The Stars begin a two-game road trip.  They are 14-8-5 this season as the visiting team. Jamie Benn & Tyler Seguin were the most productive Stars players this year against the Wild. Benn posted 3 goals & 4 assists, while Seguin had 2 goals and 3 assists in 4 games when facing Minnesota.

Minnesota will probably be without defenseman Jared Spurgeon because of a deep bruise sustained in Saturday’s game against the St. Louis Blues. It is unlikely that he’ll miss a lot of time, though. Jonas Brodin is, for his part, definitely missing tonight’s game due to a broken foot. He sustained this injury while blocking a shot last Thursday against the New York Rangers. The Swedish defenseman is expected to miss from three to six weeks. To make matters worse, Minnesota has lost 10 of their past 11 games. They can count on their forward, Charlie Coyle, who has been the most successful Wild player against the Stars this season. He scored 2 goal and 4 assists when battling Dallas, this season. Darcy Kuemper will be starting in nets for the Wild tonight.

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NHL Fantasy Draft Picks 12-22-2015

Montreal Canadiens versus Minnesota Wilds NHL Fantasy Preview 12-22-2015

The Montreal Canadiens continue their holiday road trip with a matchup against the Minnesota Wilds. NHL draft managers can tune to NBCSN on Tuesday December 22nd at 8PM Eastern Time to track the results of their daily fantasy draft picks.

The Wild are on a two game skid. They allowed 6 goals in yesterday’s game against offensive powerhouse Dallas Stars. But they hold the 4th place in the Central Division with an overall record of 17-9-6 for 40 total points. They are one of the better defensive unit allowing 2.35 goals per game, ranking them 2nd in the Western Conference.

The Habs have been struggling in the past 2 week, losing 8 of their last 9 games. Despite that, they still hold 1st place in the Atlantic Division, with a record of 20-12-3 for a total of 43 points. The original six team has given up 11 goals and scored 3 in their last 2 games.

This is the 2nd day of a back-to-back games for both teams. Each one are coming off a humiliating loss, so it comes as no surprise that a bounce back win is needed for either one of them.

 

Wilds Top DFS Performers

 

C Mikko Koivu

Koivu played his worst game yesterday, posting a minus-3 and no points. But how can we hold it against him, his entire team didn’t show the energy to compete. The captain will need to skip over that and get back on the tear he was before that game, with 9 points in 4 games.

 

G Darcy Kuemper

Kuemper has yet to lose a regulation game this season. He has a record of 3-0-4, with a 2.28 GAA and a .922 Save%.

 

LW Zach Parise

25 points in 29 career games against Montreal, for the American, is more than enough to select him in your cash draft contest tonight.

 

Canadiens Top DFS Performers

 

D P.K. Subban

Subban hasn’t scored a goal in 2 month. The flashy D has 11 points, including 5 goals, in 6 career games against Minnesota.

 

San Jose Sharks versus Los Angeles Kings NHL Real Money Fantasy Preview 12-22-2015

Top 2 teams in the Pacific Division, Los Angeles Kings & San Jose Sharks, will clash on Tuesday night. DFS draft GMs can tune in to NBCSN at 10:30 PM Eastern Time to track down the scoring results from your roster fantasy picks.

The Kings are leading the Pacific Division, despite being the weakest division in the league. Los Angeles has a record of 20-10-2 with 42 points. They are coming off from an upset loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, a score of 5-0. The 2014 Stanley Cup Champions lead the NHL in goal allowed with 2.2 per game. Their offense has been kind of quiet this season, netting 2.5 goals per game. With elite forwards like Jeff Carter, Anze Kopitar, Tyler Toffoli and Marian Gaborik on their payroll, it is just a matter of time before this team explodes.

The Sharks have lost 8 out of their last 10 games. They will be completing a 5 game away stand in L.A. tonight. San Jose was able to gain 5 out of the 8 possible points on this road trip. A win at Staples Center will put the cherry on top of the Sunday, and bring them closer to the Kings in the Pacific Division Standing. Darryl Sutter`s squad is 8 points behind (34 points), with 16 wins, 15 losses and 2 overtime losses.

 

Sharks Top DFS Performers

 

D Brent Burns

Burns keep racking up those goals like pancakes. He lit up the red light 51 times in the past 3 season. He also leads the team with 148 shots on goal.

 

C Joe Pavelski

Pavelski leads the team in goals (16) and assist (17). He has 7 points in his last 4 games.

 

Fantasy Hockey Value Picks

C Joe Pavelski (San Jose Sharks)

C Mikko Koivu (Minnesota Wilds)

LW Zach Parise (Minnesota Wilds)

D Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks)

D P.K. Subban (Montreal Canadiens)

G Darcy Kuemper (Minnesota Wilds)

 

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