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2013 Fantasy Hockey Daily Fantasy Sports Fix: Thursday, December 19th

There are tons of games on the ledger tonight, 11 to be exact.

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The Games:

Boston Bruins (23-9-2), Last 10: (7-3-0) @ Buffalo Sabres (8-23-3), Last 10: (3-5-2)

Confirmed referees:

*Note, the referee information comes from the great folks at scoutingtherefs. Follow their main writer on twitter: @joshsmith29.

Dennis LaRue (#14) – 3.4 minors/gm and favors the road team (52.2% of calls vs. home team)

Marc Joannette (#25)- 3.7 minors/gm and favors the road team (51.8% of calls vs. home team)

Confirmed Goalies:

Boston- Chad Johnson (6-1-0, 2.17 GAA, .921 Save Pct.)

Buffalo- Ryan Miller (7-17-0, 2.87 GAA, .921 Save Pct.)

Our pick- Boston

Columbus Blue Jackets (14-16-4), Last 10: (5-4-1) @ Philadelphia Flyers (15-15-4), Last 10: (5-3-2)

Confirmed referees:

Frederick L’Ecuyer (#17)- 3.6 minors/gm and favors home team (43.7% of calls vs. home team)

Dan O’Halloran (#13)- 3.5 minors/gm and has an even split between home/road calls (50.2% vs. home team)

Confirmed Goalies:

Columbus- Curtis McElhinney (4-4-1, 2.26 GAA, .926 Save Pct.)

Philadelphia- Steve Mason (12-9-4, 2.34 GAA, .924 Save Pct.)

Our pick- Philadelphia

Minnesota Wild (20-11-5), Last 10: (5-4-1) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (25-10-1), Last 10: (9-1-0)

Confirmed referees:

Brad Watson (#23)- 3.8 minors/gm and favors home team (47.4% of calls vs. home team)

Chris Rooney (#5)- 4.8 minors/gm and favors home team (45.8% of calls vs. home team)

Confirmed Goalies:

Minnesota- Niklas Backstrom (2-5-2, 2.93 GAA, .900 Save Pct.)

Pittsburgh- Jeff Zatkoff (5-2-0, 2.53 GAA, .911 Save Pct.)

Our pick- Pittsburgh

Phoenix Coyotes (18-10-5), Last 10: (4-5-1) @ Toronto Maple Leafs (17-16-3), Last 10: (3-7-0)

Confirmed referees:

Paul Devorski (#10)- 3.4 minors/gm and has even split on home/road; 50.7% of calls against the home team

Rob Martell (#26)- 3.1 minors/gm and favors home team with 47.0% of calls against them

Confirmed Goalies:

Phoenix- Mike Smith (14-8-5, 2.94 GAA, .911 Save Pct.)

Toronto- James Reimer (7-5-1, 2.83 GAA, .925 Save Pct)

Our pick- Phoenix

Nashville Predators (16-15-3), Last 10: (4-5-1) @ Tampa Bay Lightning (20-11-3), Last 10: (5-3-2)

Confirmed referees:

Dave Jackson (#8)- 3.9 minors/gm and favors road team, with 51.0% of calls against the home team

Brad Meier (#34)- 4.3 minors/gm and favors road team with 51.3% of calls against home team)

Confirmed Goalies:

Nashville- Carter Hutton (7-4-1, 2.79 GAA, .911 Save Pct.) Hutton is PROBABLE

Tampa Bay- Anders Lindback (2-6-1, 3.12 GAA, .883 Save Pct.)

Our pick- Tampa Bay

Calgary Flames (13-16-5), Last 10: (5-4-1) @ Detroit Red Wings (15-12-9), Last 10: (3-5-2)

Confirmed referees:

Dean Morton (#36)- 4.0 minors/gm, even split between home/road (50.6% called against home team)

Eric Furlatt (#27)- 4.3 minors/gm and favors home team, with 48.6% of calls against them

Confirmed Goalies:

Calgary- Karri Ramo (6-5-2, 2.68 GAA, .907 Save Pct.)

Detroit- Jonas Gustavsson (8-3-2, 2.27 GAA, .920 Save Pct.)

Our pick- Calgary

Florida Panthers @ Ottawa Senators: AVOID THIS GAME

Our pick- Florida (But it’s a 50/50 tossup)

Montreal Canadiens (21-12-3), Last 10: (7-3-0) @ St. Louis Blues (22-7-4), Last 10: (5-4-1)

Confirmed referees:

Mike Hasenfratz (#2)- 3.6 minors/gm and favors home team (46.9% of calls against them)

Chris Lee (#28)- 4.0 minors/gm and favors home team (47.4% of calls against them

Confirmed Goalies:

Montreal- Carey Price (16-10-2, 1.97 GAA, .936 Save Pct.)

St. Louis- Jaroslav Halak (16-6-2, 2.35 GAA, .908 Save Pct.)

Our pick- St. Louis

Vancouver Canucks (20-10-6), Last 10: (8-1-1) @ Dallas Stars (16-12-5), Last 10: (4-3-3)

Confirmed referees:

Wes McCauley (#4)- 3.1 minors/gm and favors home team (46.1% of calls go against them)

Jean Hebert (#15)- 3.6 minors/gm and favors home team (47.9% of calls go against them)

Confirmed Goalies:

Vancouver- Roberto Luongo (16-8-6, 2.18 GAA, .922 Save Pct.)

Dallas- Kari Lehtonen (12-8-5, 2.63 GAA, .916 Save Pct.)

Our pick- Vancouver

Edmonton Oilers (11-22-3), Last 10: (3-6-1) @ Colorado Avalanche (22-10-1), Last 10: (5-4-1)

Confirmed referees:

Greg Kimmerly (#18)- 3.7 minors/gm and has a even split with 50.7% of calls going against the home team

Mike Leggo (#3)- 3.3 minors/gm and favors the home team with 45.3% of calls going against them

Confirmed Goalies:

Edmonton- Devan Dubnyk (9-14-2, 3.39 GAA, .891 Save Pct.)

Colorado- Semyon Varlamov (15-8-1, 2.39 GAA, .924 Save Pct.)

Our pick- Colorado

San Jose Sharks (21-7-6), Last 10: (5-4-1) @ Los Angeles Kings (23-8-4), Last 10: (7-2-1)

Confirmed referees:

Francis Charron (#6)- 3.7 minors/gm and has an even split with 50.2% of penalties going against the home team

Kelly Sutherland (#11)- 3.8 minors/gm and has an even split with 49.6% of calls going against the home team

Confirmed Goalies:

San Jose- Antti Niemi (18-6-6, 2.26 GAA, .915 Save Pct.)

Los Angeles- Martin Jones (6-0-0, 0.82 GAA, .972 Save Pct.)

Our pick- Los Angeles

Lets get to the Daily Fantasy stuff!

Daily Fantasy Picks:

*Ideal way to use this  is to pick one offensive position player for each category. Then, fill out your goalie spot, then allocate the rest of the money you have to your utility spots (using more forwards usually), and finally filling out your defense.

*Keep in mind, we play our Daily Fantasy Hockey over at Draft Kings!*

 

Center

*Pick one*

Sidney Crosby | Center | Pittsburgh Penguins | $9,100 | vs. Minnesota

Claude Giroux | Center | Philadelphia Flyers | $6,900 | vs. Columbus

Pavel Datsyuk | Center | Detroit Red Wings | $6,000 | vs. Calgary

Matt Duchene | Center | Colorado Avalanche | $7,500 | vs. Edmonton

Left Wing

*Pick one*

Chris Kunitz | Left Wing | Pittsburgh Penguins | $6,000 | vs. Minnesota

Daniel Sedin | Left Wing | Vancouver Canucks | $6,400 | @ Dallas

Right Wing

*Pick one*

Phil Kessel | Right Wing | Toronto Maple Leafs | $7,200 | vs. Phoenix

Jakub Voracek | Right Wing | Philadelphia Flyers | $6,000 | vs. Columbus

Goaltender

*Pick one*

Roberto Luongo | Goaltender | Vancouver Canucks | $9,800 | @ Dallas

Jeff Zatkoff | Goaltender | Pittsburgh Penguins | $8,800 | vs. Minnesota

Chad Johnson | Goaltender | Boston Bruins | $7,300 | @ Buffalo

Steve Mason | Goaltender | Philadelphia Flyers | $7,200 | vs. Columbus

Jonas Gustavsson | Goaltender | Detroit Red Wings | $6,000 | vs. Calgary

Defense

*Pick two*

Alex Goligoski | Defense | Dallas Stars | $4,000 | vs. VAN

Brenden Dillon | Defense | Dallas Stars | $3,700 | vs. VAN

Carl Gunnarsson | Defense | Toronto Maple Leafs | $3,100 | vs. PHO

Mark Streit | Defense | Philadelphia Flyers | $4,900 | vs. CLS

Kimmo Timmonen | Defense | Philadelphia Flyers | $4,800 | vs. CLS

Erik Johnson | Defense | Colorado Avalanche | $4,800 | vs. EDM

Andre Benoit | Defense | Colorado Avalanche | $3,200 | vs. EDM

Utility

Choose three from

*Any remaining players from the above list (obviously besides goalies) that you haven’t yet selected

And this players:

Scottie Upshall | Florida Panthers | $3,200 | @ OTT

Pascal Dupuis | Pittsburgh Penguins | $5,000 | vs. MIN

Brandon Sutter| Pittsburgh Penguins | $3,600 | vs. MIN

Steve Downie | Philadelphia Flyers | $4,200 | vs. CLS

Wayne Simmonds | Philadelphia Flyers | $4,600 | vs. CLS

Sean Couturier | Philadelphia Flyers | $4,000 | vs. CLS

Official Team:

C- Pavel Datsyuk

LW- Chris Kunitz

RW- Jakub Voracek

D- Alex Goligoski

D- Carl Gunnarsson

G- Chad Johnson

UTIL: Matt Duchene

UTIL: Claude Giroux

UTIL: Scottie Upshall

 

 

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