We head into a relaxing Sunday. Note choosing the late slate gives you extra time (6:00 pm ET) and there are only three games so move it or lose it!
This will be fun! Let’s go!
Michael Hutchinson ($8,400) – There is just not as much with three games on the schedule but hey I like this compared to Corey Crawford. Why do I get the feeling Dallas will pot a few? Exactly! He has won seven of his last ten games and Arizona comes into town after playing Minnesota. Talk about going from cold to holy balls freezing! This is the type of night where you sit back, relax, and hope this one comes through. The other options out there have potential but could go wildly screwy.
Others to consider: Corey Crawford ($8,900). — Buffalo and Detroit scare me but hey if you want to take a risk…go Buffalo goalie?
Pavel Datsyuk ($5,700) – There is no excuse for this and basically just ride the value and keep going with it. So what if Detroit is on the back end of a back to back. It is Buffalo and though the score may be close, there will be a few goals (3-2 game perhaps?). These are just hunches that need to be played and Detroit’s top six tends to burn Buffalo in past history so you can even stack Detroit with a player or two off the second line here. However, Datsyuk may be the golden one especially in man advantage situations.
Bryan Little ($5,500) – If only Matthieu Perreault was playing but alas that looks unlikely. Let’s take the next best thing as Bryan Little is a player that is pretty close to having as a good idea because he plays on the power play and teams up with Blake Wheeler and Andrew Ladd. Either way Winnipeg’s second line or Dustin Byfuglien may even be alternatives in a pinch. However, the first line center will do on a night like this. Let’s gamble!
Others I like: Brad Richards ($5,800), Colton Sceviour ($3,100) .
Value: Vernon Fiddler ($2,700), Marcus Kruger ($2,500).
Patrick Kane ($8,400) – Yes there is a feeling of not being too comfortable with this but why not. Kane has 11 points in his last ten games but more importantly he had a multiple point game against Dallas just a little while back. This is going to be a night you may not want to miss as Chicago could really light this up for anywhere from three to five goals.
Gustav Nyquist ($5,200) – The winger has a knack of playing well against Buffalo and at this point going on hunches and the fact that Nyquist suddenly is an assist machine with nine of them in his last 11 contests. He pots a few goals now and then too and is a good play against a Buffalo team that well….cannot cover much of anyone. If Nyquist can make Nashville look silly then you know what to do.
Tomas Tatar ($5,400) – Prices like this are just too funny. With this Detroit line basically on fire of late, even with a low to moderate scoring game, you figure they are going to get into some of the action. Six goals in his last nine games plus Buffalo equals more goals? We are going to see what happens. Again, this Sunday slate has weird written all over it.
Others I like: Patrick Sharp ($6,000), Michael Froik ($5,100).
Value: Tobias Rieder ($2,800), Ben Smith ($2,500).
Duncan Keith ($4,400) – Defense prices are almost insane too! With Chicago entertaining Dallas and Dustin Byfuglien’s DK price just astronomical, Keith is a solid alternative at just about half the price. It may not be the most brilliant play but for this price, this is just about looking for a bit of value. Block some shots, shoot a few, and maybe nab an assist and that makes a night. See selection below and one may laugh a bit but it is for the same reason.
Brent Seabrook ($4,400) – This will at least allow you to buy a few higher priced options. You could even go a little lower and some choices below will reflect that but Seabrook could be a classic buy low who is too ice cold to last. Two points in his last ten games despite shooting more does not sound right. Something has to give here and it may just happen on Sunday.
Others I like: , Niklas Kronwall ($3,700), John Klingberg ($3,300), Tyler Myers ($3,000).
Value: Danny DeKeyser ($2,900), Ben Chiarot ($2,900).
Thanks for reading guys and hopefully the picks help you out. If you have any questions, fire them away at me on twitter @ChrisWasselTHW and i’ll do my best to answer them.