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NHL DFS Results
A special edition of NHL DFS Results is brought to you instead of our usual pre-game lineup. We’re going post-game here as I had another winning ticket for my Saturday night picks. It wasn’t the best of performances, far from it. But it was in the money and that’s all that counts, right folks?
I present to you both images. The nice green line and little man, indicating that you’ve had a successful night, as well as the detailed overview of my roster.
The only ones who failed me were my Canadian team representatives. I should’ve known Alex Galchenyuk would have an off-game, Charles Hudon played a strong game but you can’t say the same about the rest of the Canadiens.
Erik Karlsson had an easy game against the Leafs, his Senators even won 4-0. But the star defenseman failed to find the scoresheet. Very disappointing. At least he was a plus-2.
The rest of my team did great though, specifically my forward choices. With major playoff implications on the line the big guns delivered.
Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist, Oshie had a powerplay goal, the ageless wonder Jaromir Jagr had 2 assists. Jaden Schwartz came through with 2 big assists as the Blues narrowly edged the Stars 5-4 late in that one.
Shayne Gostisbehere scored a huge goal for the Flyers to tie the game at 4 in the third period, but Philadelphia also fell by a score of 5-4 to Jagr and the Florida Panthers. The kid is so clutch it’s ridiculous. Don’t look now, but the Flyers sit just 3 points out of a playoff spot. Escaping that one with 2 points would’ve went a long way.
Jonathan Quick didn’t exactly come through, but I’ve seen worse performances from a big-ticket goalie sink ships before and I survived. I’ll let it slide this time.
With a handful of NHL games on the schedule tonight and virtually every Saturday night, there is a big opportunity to make a lot of cash in fantasy hockey. The season is more than halfway done, so don’t miss out on every chance you have to win big daily fantasy hockey bucks!
I will take a look at who the NHL’s hottest players are and who could be on the mend to break out of a cold streak. Taking the league’s biggest names can pay off with some consistency, but you need that wildcard performer to separate you from your peers. Let’s see who it could be…
Here is my Saturday night lineup:
C – Aleksander Barkov (FLAvsPIT) $6,200
C –Nathan MacKinnon (COLvsWPG) $6,500
W – Carl Hagelin (PITvsFLA) $5,500
W – James Neal (NSHvsSJ) $6,000
W – Linden Vey (VANvsCGY) $2,700
D – Dustin Byfuglien (WPGvsCOL) $6,900
D – Cody Ceci (OTTvsTO) $4,400
G – Semyon Varlamov (COLvsWPG) $7,600
UT – Jonathan Toews (CHIvsDAL) $4,900H
I opted for defenseman Dustin Byfuglien and Cody Ceci over big ticket items like Erik Karlsson and John Klingberg. It was tough because those two are hot and on another level with the puck on their sticks. But Big Buff and Ceci get you tremendous value at their price tags in comparison. They could easily have multi-point games themselves and match the output.
Barkov is just a tower of power, while MacKinnon could feast on a vulnerable Jets team. Hagelin‘s been on fire, while Neal had a great All-Star weekend and looks to have rediscovered his elite scoring touch.
Linden Vey is your wildcard (should be available in your league), and he is the key to this contest. Now a fixture in the Canucks top-six, Vey has been lighting the lamp regularly since his recall from the minors and flanking the ever-developing Bo Horvat.
Varlamov just won 126K in civil court and had the week off, so if he’s not relaxed enough to pitch a shutout against once again; this lowly Jets squad, I’d be very surprised.
Jonathan Toews is on sale on all your DFS sites due to his recent cold-streak and injury and you MUST PLAY HIM. A well rested All-Star weekend has him finding the back of the net again, and a matchup with the NHL’s best offense and duo (Seguin and Benn) will bring out the best in Captain Serious.
While All-Star games in all major league sports are the subject of intense scrutiny and ridicule, they are still around and this Sunday should be a fun one. I don’t care what people say, seeing a half-hearted (if that) effort from the league’s best (and John Scott…we still love ya big fella!) ending in a 12-10 game is still fun for me. How can you not appreciate players juggling pucks 5-feet off the ice in an attempt to go OVER a defender instead of around him!?
This year, the NHL tried to spice things up by picking up the pace with a little 3-on-3 tournament and awarding $1 Million to the winning team. Each division has a fan voted captain, plus league chosen All-Stars. Even with the way the NHL handled the John Scott situation (the 6’8 goon who is currently in the minor leagues) after being mock voted-in by the fans, this is sure to be fun.
Between a 19-year-old super-rookie (Dylan Larkin) a 43, soon to be 44-year-old living legend Jaromir Jagr and Pacific Captain John Scott and $1M on the line there is an abundant mix of talent, personality and good times to have had in Smasvhille. Here is a look at the lineups: