2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Daily Fix: Thursday, January 30th
Lots of NHL games on the slate for tonight; strangely enough five of them are late games. But the big question on everyone’s mind is “Did Ben Scrivens change the strategy for Daily Fantasy Hockey after his 59 save shutout against the San Jose Sharks? We’ll address that shortly.
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Thoughts and Musings:
There are lots of backup goalies going tonight, making this a night for big offense and cheap goaltenders. Here is a list of “backups” / cheap goaltenders that get the nod tonight:
Frederik Andersen | Anaheim Ducks | $7,900 | Ducks host the Philadelphia Flyers
Thomas Greiss | Phoenix Coyotes | $8,000 | Coyotes host the Buffalo Sabres *Note* Greiss is coming off a shutout of the Los Angeles Kings
Jeff Zatkoff | Pittsburgh Penguins | $7,300 | Penguins travel to Los Angeles to face Jonathan Quick’s Kings.
Alex Stalock | San Jose Sharks | $7,600 | Sharks travel to Calgary, looking to avenge their loss last night to the Edmonton Oilers
Peter Budaj | Montreal Canadiens | $6,200 | Canadiens travel to Boston to face the red-hot Boston Bruins.
Scott Clemmensen | Florida Panthers | $6,800 | Panthers travel to Toronto for a meeting with the Leafs.
Safest plays: Greiss, Andersen, Stalock
Highest upside play: Zatkoff
1) Phil Kessel – James van Riemsdyk
2) Ryan Getzlaf – Corey Perry
3) Ryan Johansen – R.J. Umberger – Nick Foligno
4) Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Jarome Iginla
5) Nazem Kadri – Joffrey Lupul
|C||Ryan Getzlaf||4.3||swap out|
|LW||Joffrey Lupul||2.7||swap out|
|RW||Corey Perry||3.9||swap out|
|D||Karl Alzner||1.8||swap out|
|D||Justin Braun||2.0||swap out|
|G||Alex Stalock||5.0||swap out|
|UTIL||Nazem Kadri||2.5||swap out|
|UTIL||G. Landeskog||3.0||swap out|
|UTIL||Paul Stastny||2.7||swap out|
|C||Ryan Johansen||2.9||swap out|
|LW||J. van Riemsdyk||3.1||swap out|
|RW||Phil Kessel||3.8||swap out|
|D||Jake Gardiner||1.7||swap out|
|D||Jack Johnson||2.2||swap out|
|G||Darcy Kuemper||4.8||swap out|
|UTIL||Cam Atkinson||2.6||swap out|
|UTIL||Ryan Getzlaf||4.3||swap out|
|UTIL||Mason Raymond||2.2||swap out|