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The more I play on Fan Throwdown, the more I like it. It has a clean and easy to use interface, with a large variety of games. They have a brand new GPP tournament called NHL Thursday Throwdown, so get in there while you still can.
Draft Day also has a good variety of games. One of the unique games they have is a target game, where all you need to do is hit the target score to split the prize. They have a good variety of 50/50 and HU games as well. Today they have a freeroll named “Moves Like Jagr.”
Draft Kings rolls out a daily free roll, the key word being FREE. They also provide lots of double up, HU and GPP games nightly.
Fantazzle only has a few hockey games now, but will be adding more soon.
Last night was an extremely light schedule with just three games, so you really had to make the right picks.
Teemu Selanne (RW-ANA) – The ageless wonder found the stat sheet once again, tallying an assist and 2 SOG for 2.6 FP.
Andrei Markov (D-MTL) – Markov continued his hot start, adding another power play assist on Montreal’s only goal of the night. He also blocked a shot and now has nine points in nine games, finishing with 2.5 FP.
Taylor Hall (LW-EDM) – Not a great night for the Oilers as they lost at home to a weak Dallas Stars team, but Hall found his way into the box score with an assist and three SOG for 2.9 FP.
With twelve games on tap today, there’s so many players to choose from it could make your head explode. Since that would be quite a mess, not to mention an expensive cleaning bill, we’re here to help by highlighting three guys to help you fill your roster.
Phil Kessel (RW–TOR) – The man affectionately known as “Shrek” has YET to score a goal on the season, yes…..still. To the rescue come the Winnipeg Jets, arguably the worst defensive team in the NHL. Kessel also has six goals in his last eight games vs the Jets. The guy has scored 30+ goals in the last four seasons, and he’s leading the league in shots on goal, yes LEADING. Sooner or later he’s going to breakout, and you want him on your team when he does. ($5.1k Fanthrowdown, $6.2k Draftkings, $11.6k Draftday)
Martin St. Louis (RW–TBL) – While I typically wouldn’t recommend players vs future HOF goalie Martin Brodeur, tonight I will because the younger Martin seems to have the number of the older Martin (Brodeur of course). St. Louis has averaged nearly a point per game vs the Devils over 45 career games, including 18 goals. It might have something to do with both of them being Quebec natives. The Lightning will look to bounce back after two straight losses, and I think they will score a few goals tonight even if they don’t win. ($9k Fanthrowdown, $5.8k Draftkings, $10.8k Draftday)
Ilya Kovalchuk (LW–NJD) – Well, if Martin St. Louis and the explosive Lightning are going to put up some goals, then the Devils will have to match them to stay in the game. Kovalchuk has not registered a point in five games, and while he says its fine as long as the team is winning, we all know inside he’s itching to score. More importantly, he’s just far too talented to be kept out of the box score for this long. His price has also dropped on a number of sites, making him somewhat of a bargain considering his potential. Oh, and he’s averaged OVER a point per game in his career vs the Lightning. ($4.1k Fanthrowdown, $6.1k Draftkings, $12.4k Draftday)
Artem Anisimov (C–CBJ) – We do like to pick on Columbus because they allow a lot of goals, but even the worst teams can score goals. Columbus has only been shut out once this year, and tonight the Calgary Flames come to town with Leland Irving starting in goal. This guy made six starts last year and only won once, finishing with an awful 3.20 GAA (Goals Against Average). Anisimov already has four goals on the year, and he center’s the top line. Someone has to score for Columbus, right? ($4.2k Fanthrowdown, $3.8k Draftkings, $8.8k Draftday)
Vladimir Tarasenko (RW–STL) – The Blues now have the home ice advantage for their third meeting with the Red Wings, and they would certainly love to stick it back to the Wings after a tough loss which resulted from a poor call. The Blues might not score six unanswered goals on the Red Wings like they did in their opener, but I think they score enough for Tarasenko to get in on the action. The Red Wings are just weak defensively. How else do you explain giving up four goals to both Columbus and Calgary over their last two games? Be forewarned, he is NOT a value play on Fanthrowdown where he is priced at the maximum. ($9k Fanthrowdown, $2.6k Draftkings, $7.3k Draftday)
Mike Kostka (D–TOR) – Okay I’ll admit he’s becoming a favorite of mine, but on sites like Draftkings and Draftday where you get points for blocked shots, he’s just so consistent and inexpensive. He’s still seeing tons of ice-time, power play time, and getting shots on goal. It’s only a matter of time before he puts one in the back of the net, and as you know, the Jets provide a great opportunity tonight. ($3.2k Fanthrowdown, $2k Draftkings, $3k Draftday)