Fantasy HockeyFront OfficeJosh Kay

2013 Fantasy Hockey Daily Fantasy Sports Fix: Friday, December 27th

We would like to begin by wishing that all of you had a wonderful Christmas. Today we once again are back at it with our Daily Fantasy Hockey picks, since play resumes today after a three-day hiatus for all of the teams.

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List of starting goaltenders 

Martin Brodeur– New Jersey Devils- (11-8-2, 2.38 GAA, .902 Save pct.) vs. CBJ- DFS price ($7,500)

Jonathan Bernier– Toronto Maple Leafs- (10-11-4, 2.42 GAA, .929 Save pct.) vs. BUF- DFS price ($8,200)

Justin Peters– Carolina Hurricanes- (7-9-3, 2.30 GAA, .926 Save pct.) vs. PIT- DFS price ($7,400)

Philipp Grubauer– Washington Capitals- (4-1-1, 2.20 GAA, .934 Save pct.) vs. NYR- DFS price ($8,300)

Tuukka Rask– Boston Bruins- (19-8-2, 1.87 GAA, .936 Save pct.) vs. OTT- DFS price ($10,000)

Kari Lehtonen– Dallas Stars- (14-8-6, 2.52 GAA, .920 Save pct.) vs. NSH- DFS price ($8,400)

Robin Lehner– Ottawa Senators- (5-8-3, 2.54 GAA, .926 Save pct.) @ BOS- DFS price ($6,200)

Ryan Miller– Buffalo Sabres- (9-17-0, 2.76 GAA, .924 Save pct.) @ TOR- DFS price ($10,000)

Cam Talbot– New York Rangers- (8-2-0, 1.60 GAA, .938 Save pct.) @ WSH- DFS price ($7,900)

Antti Raanta– Chicago Blackhawks- (8-1-2, 2.20 GAA, .916 Save pct.) vs. COL- DFS price ($6,300)

Reto Berra– Calgary Flames- (5-8-2, 3.09 GAA, .900 Save pct.) vs. EDM- DFS price ($6,200)

Curtis McElhinney– Columbus Blue Jackets- (5-5-1, 2.56 GAA, .920 Save pct.) @ NJ- DFS price ($6,500)

Marc-Andre Fleury– Pittsburgh Penguins- (21-9-1, 2.13 GAA, .920 Save pct.) @ CAR- DFS price ($8,800)

Niklas Backstrom– Minnesota Wild- (2-8-2, 3.18 GAA, .896 Save pct.) @ WPG- DFS price ($6,200)

Ondrej Pavelec– Winnipeg Jets- (11-16-4, 2.94 GAA, .905 Save pct.) vs. MIN- DFS price ($6,200)

Devan Dubnyk– Edmonton Oilers- (9-15-2, 3.38 GAA, .892 Save pct.) @ CGY- DFS price ($6,200)

Antti Niemi– San Jose Sharks- (19-7-6, 2.36 GAA, .912 Save pct.) @ PHX- DFS price ($8,000)

Mike Smith– Phoenix Coyotes- (15-8-7, 2.83 GAA, .914 Save pct.) vs. SJ- DFS price ($8,400)

Semyon Varlamov– Colorado Avalanche- (16-8-3, 2.40 GAA, .925 Save pct.) @ CHI- DFS price ($9,300)

Notable referee locations 

Chris Rooney (#5)- 4.8 minors/gm & favors home team (45% calls against them): He will be calling the “Ottawa @ Boston” game. His refereeing partner Wes McCauley (#4) calls 3.1 minors per game but favors the home team heavily as well (46.5% of calls go against them)

Eric Furlatt (#27)- 4.3 minors/gm & favors home team (48% of calls against them): Furlatt will be working the “New York Rangers @ Washington Capitals” game with partner Kelly Sutherland (#11).

Mike Hasenfratz (#2) 3.6 minors/gm & favors home team (46.9% of calls go against them): Hasenfratz will work the “San Jose @ Phoenix” game tonight with partner Brad Watson (#23) who also has a home team bias. Watson calls penalties against the home team at just a 47.4% clip.

Players we like tonight:

Luxury Tier:

Center- Matt Duchene | Colorado Avalanche | $8,000 | @ CHI: Confience Level- A

Center- Nicklas Backstrom | Washington Capitals | $7,200 | vs. NYR: Confidence Level- A+

Left Wing- Taylor Hall | Edmonton Oilers | $7,500 | @ CGY: Confidence Level- A+

Right Wing- Alex Ovechkin | Washington Capitals | $9,200 | vs. NYR: Confidence Level- A+

Right Wing- Patrick Kane | Chicago Blackhawks | $8,400 | vs. COL: Confidence Level- A+

Defense- Mark Giordano | Calgary Flames | $6,500 | vs. EDM: Confidence Level- B+

Defense- Duncan Keith | Chicago Blackhawks | $6,000 | vs. COL: Confidence Level- B+

Defense- Erik Johnson | Colorado Avalanche | $5,900 | @ CHI: Confidence Level- A-minus

Goalie- Tuukka Rask | Boston Bruins | $10,000 | vs. OTT: Confidence Level- A+

Upper-Middle Class Tier:

Center- Joe Pavelski | San Jose Sharks | $6,600 | @ PHX: Confidence Level- A

Center- David Krejci | Boston Bruins | $5,600 | vs. OTT: Confidence Level- A+

Center- Mike Cammalleri | Calgary Flames | $5,700 | vs. EDM: Confidence Level- A

Left Wing- Patrick Sharp | Chicago Blackhawks | $6,600 | vs. COL: Confidence Level- A+

Right Wing- Jarome Iginla | Boston Bruins | $5,900 | vs. OTT: Confidence Level- A+

Right Wing- Jordan Eberle | Edmonton Oilers | $5,700 | @ CGY: Confidence- B

Defense- Zdeno Chara | Boston Bruins | $5,600 | vs. OTT: Confidence Level- A+

Goalie- Philipp Grubauer | Washington Capitals | $8,300 | vs. NYR: Confidence Level- A

Goalie- Jonathan Bernier | Toronto Maple Leafs | $8,200 | vs. BUF: Confidence Level- A+ 

Middle Class Tier:

Center- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins | Edmonton Oilers | $5,400 | @ CGY: Confidence Level- B+

Center- Bryan Little | Winnipeg Jets | $4,800 | vs. MIN: Confidence Level- B

Left Wing- David Perron | Edmonton Oilers | $4,800 | @ CGY: Confidence Level- B+

Right Wing- Jiri Hudler | Calgary Flames | $4,900 | vs. EDM: Confidence Level- B+

Defense- Torey Krug | Boston Bruins | $4,100 | vs. OTT: Confidence Level- A+

Defense- Dan Boyle | San Jose Sharks | $4,600 | @ PHX: Confidence Level- B+

Defense- Matt Niskanen | Pittsburgh Penguins | $4,500 | @ CAR: Confidence Level- B

Defense- Olli Maatta | Pittsburgh Penguins | $4,500 | @ CAR: Confidence Level- B

Goalie- Cam Talbot | New York Rangers | $7,900 | @ WSH: Confidence Level- B

Lower Middle Class Tier:

Center- Colton Sceviour | Dallas Stars | $4,500 | vs. NSH: Confidence Level- A+

Center- Nazem Kadri | Toronto Maple Leafs | $4,200 | vs. BUF: Confidence Level: F, Upside/Value- A

Left Wing- Carl Soderberg | Boston Bruins | $4,100 | vs. OTT: Confidence Level- B+

Left Wing- Milan Lucic | Boston Bruins | $4,000 | vs. OTT: Confidence Level- A+

Right Wing- Cam Atkinson | Columbus Blue Jackets | $4,100 | @ NJ: Confidence Level- B+

Right Wing- Michael Frolik | Winnipeg Jets | $3,800 | vs. MIN: Confidence Level- B

Defense- Brenden Dillon | Dallas Stars | $3,100 | vs. NSH: Confidence Level- B-minus

Defense- Tyson Barrie | Colorado Avalanche | $3,700 | @ CHI: Confidence Level- B

Bargain Bin: 

Center- Joe Vitale | Pittsburgh Penguins | $3,000 | @ CAR: Upside- A+ (skating with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz)

Center- Riley Nash | Carolina Hurricanes | $3,000 | vs. PIT: Upside- B+

Right Wing- Chris Conner | Pittsburgh Penguins | $3,000 | @ CAR: Upside- B+

Right Wing- Nino Niederreiter | Minnesota Wild | $3,100 | @ WPG: Upside- B+ (skating with Mikko Koivu)

Defense- Nate Guenin | Colorado Avalanche | $3,000 | @ CHI: Upside- B

Goalie- Ondrej Pavelec | Winnipeg Jets | $6,200 | vs. MIN: Upside- A

Official Lineup:

C- Mike Cammalleri | $5,700 | Calgary Flames | vs. EDM

LW- Taylor Hall | $7,500 | Edmonton Oilers | @ CGY

RW- Jarome Iginla | $5,900 | Boston Bruins | vs. OTT

D- Torey Krug | $4,100 | Boston Bruins | vs. OTT

D- Mark Giordano | $6,300 | Calgary Flames | vs. EDM

G- Ondrej Pavelec | $6,200 | Winnipeg Jets | vs. MIN

U- Colton Sceviour | $4,500 | Dallas Stars | vs. NSH

U- David Krejci | $5,600 | Boston Bruins | vs. OTT

U- Milan Lucic | $4,000 | Boston Bruins | vs. OTT

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