NHL DFS: Slap Shot - 8/6
Geriak remains without power so you get me again. Good news is I went 5-0 on the picks yesterday. Bad news is you get me again today I guess as Geriak is busy trying to chop tree's down to get out of his neighborhood or something. Either that or he's still upset that he hasn't played Joc Pederson this week in MLB DFS and is just at the pub pounding the beers ...
"Hurricane" in fucking Connecticut?? Who's the sucker here? I kid of course.
Favorite Line Stacks
CAPS v FLYERS
Nick Backstrom, T.J. Oshie, Jakub Vrana
Country rooods. They better play Oshie's goal song when he scores today in what definitely is my favorite game of the day. No Carter Hart for Philly today means lock in the over as the defenses in this game will not live up to their end of the bargain which is having to play good defense.
The Capitals should remain without John Carlson as they are cautious without him -- but even if he plays I expect this game to still be a high scoring affair as 7 of the last 10 meetings between these teams have hit the over. While Ovechkin will certainly appeal as a top play and should prove valuable on the PP, it's the Backstrom-Oshie-Vrana line that probably gets better scoring chances in 5v5 and has better value.
Wennberg - Cam Atkinson - Folighno - Jones
I know that they didn't bring the Cannon into the Bubble up in Toronto, but this is a day we're trading Americans in Canada for the NHL games and allowing the Canadiens to have their day in Baseball later today (a little tease for the Dongers Club but not what you are thinking). Anyways, I really wanted to look at this game next because with Toronto evening the series at 1-1 and now Columbus getting the last line change I expect this game to be LOADED in favor of the Blue Jackets today. Toronto is likely losing this series and got a little pressure off with a win in game two but all they did was piss off Torts to get his team fired up for today. Then again, the only thing that stops this line from going off is Torts himself.
Columbus D-Men is the key
The roster construction today with me liking value from Washington and Columbus (man they're cheap) is driving this to be a value combo/stack day + stud one offs. Obviously Matthews and Ovechkin are your high end stars who always get bonuses and achieve value so you don't need me to hype them up at all as one offs - but the game to look at is the other "round-robin" spot in this slate between Vegas and St. Louis. Both teams are rested after shaking off the early rust and it's Vegas who draws my attention as they've been able to dictate the style versus the Blues in prior meetings. Marchessault had a whopping 11 SOG last time they met with both the prior meetings being extremely high scoring.
Vlad Tarasenko - Only 14 MIN of ice time last game as he probably doesn't quite have his legs under him yet (always a weird analogy, I mean, where else would someones legs be?) but obviously his goal scoring ability is still there.
Seth Jones / Zach Werenski (CBUS)
Ivan Provorov (PHI)
Alex Edler (VAN)
Connor Hellebuyck - Jets ... The Jets will stave off elimination if ... Hellebuyck stands on his head and delivers them a 2-0 shutout.
LINE LOCK OF THE DAY: Backstrom - Oshie - Vrana (Caps)
ONE OFF STUD WINGER: Marchessault (Vegas)
ONE OFF VALUE WINGER: Travis Konecny (Flyers)
TOP DEFENSEMAN: Seth Jones (Jackets)
- Canucks/Wild - (UNDER 5.5)
- Caps over Flyers - (OVER 6)
- Knights over Blues (OVER 5.5)
- Blue Jackets over Leafs (No Play on Total)
- Jets over Flames (UNDER 5.5)