Fantasy HockeyJosh Kay

2013 Fantasy Hockey Forecaster, Week 9: Game Picks, Accuracy Data and Sleepers

Week Eight of the 2013-2014 National Hockey League Season is in the books. There were some notable pieces of news last week, but none more important than the charges levied against Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov

Back on October 30th, the 25-year-old goaltender, according to his girlfriend Evgeniya Vavrinyuk, allegedly knocked her down with a kick and stomped on her chest. The arrest affidavit containing that information, also stated that Vavrinyuk accused him of dragging her by her hair and telling her that he “would have beaten her more if they been in Russia”.

The explicit statement made by Varlamov, again we want to emphasize that these are alleged actions,  shows clear malice and could possibly be looked at as an action of moral turpitude.

The question of moral turpitude is important to Semyon’s case, because as you can see for yourself at this link, his third degree misdemeanor assault charge (the kidnapping charge was not levied on him, despite rumors to the contrary) combined with actions of moral turpitude, could be enough to get the Russian goaltender, who is here on a work visa, deported if convicted.

While the immoral and illegal weight that these alleged actions carry, is the keystone reason we are discussing this, the far less important consequences are relevant to those of us who play Fantasy Hockey.

It’s hard to imagination this case getting resolved very quickly because we assume the plea bargain is not an option given the potential deportation consequences that still linger for the Avalanche goalie. Owners of Varlamov need to invest in Jean-Sebastien Giguere as an insurance policy. Ultimately however, we all hope these allegations of heinous behavior are false, because that’s the most important thing at stake here.

It is always difficult to transition from a story like this, into a full-on discussion of Fantasy sports, but we are going to do so, because that’s why you read our content.

We redeemed ourselves picking games last week, going 25-14-7 (seven over-time/shoot-out loss picks). Our current overall record for the season now sits at an impressive 183-95-33. That gives us a point percentage ((wins + (OT/Shootout Losses divided by two)) divided by total games)) of .644. Just for fun, if that were an NHL team, they would be 10th in the league right now.

Accuracy Breakdown:

Now that we are bringing Front Office members exclusive Daily Fantasy Hockey content twice a week on the two busiest days of the week (Thursday and Saturday, although it will be Wednesday and Saturday this week due to Thanksgiving) we want to demonstrate the kind of knowledge we possess and of course, why being a Front Office member is so beneficial. Thanks to Daily Fantasy content being time sensitive, we can release archived articles so that you the reader, can get the full taste of the kind of analysis we will be supplying you with. Our two most recent articles can be found here and here. Being a Front Office member is just $8.99 for the whole year, and you get a plethora of great benefits which you can view here.

Without further adieu, here are our accuracy stats this year for picking the winners of every game (a week in advance mind you!):

Weekly Breakdown:

Week 2 Picks: 23-20-1

Week 3 Picks: 31-11-5

Week 4 Picks: 28-9-4

Week 5 Picks: 27-11-3

Week 6 Picks: 28-11-7

Week 7 Picks: 21-19-6

Week 8 Picks: 25-14-7

Daily Breakdown:

Monday- 12-6-1

Tuesday- 29-22-12

Wednesday- 12-7-3

Thursdays- 38-18-6 (Front Office DFS Day)

Friday- 27-9-5

Saturday- 51-23-6 (Front Office DFS Day)

Sunday- 18-9-3

Game Picks:

Monday, November 25th:

PIT @ BOS: 7:00 p.m. Our pick- Pittsburgh

CBJ @ TOR: 7:00 p.m. Our pick- Toronto

WPG @ NJ: 7:00 p.m. Our pick- New Jersey

NYR @ TB: 7:30 p.m. Our pick- Tampa Bay

PHI @ FLA: 7:30 p.m. Our pick- Philadelphia

MIN @ STL: 8:00 p.m. Our pick- St. Louis

PHO @ NSH: 8:00 p.m. Our pick- Phoenix

CHI @ EDM: 9:30 p.m. Our pick- Chicago

LA @ VAN: 10:00 p.m. Our pick- Vancouver

Tuesday, November 26th:

ANA @ DAL: Our pick- Anaheim

Wednesday, November 27th:

MTL @ BUF: 7:00 p.m. Our pick- Montreal

CAR @ NJ: 7:00 p.m. Our pick- New Jersey

WPG @ NYI: 7:00 p.m. Our pick- Winnipeg

OTT @ WSH: 7:00 p.m. Our pick- Washington

NSH @ CBJ: 7:00 p.m. Our pick- Nashville

BOS @ DET: 7:30 p.m. Our pick- Boston

PHI @ TB: 7:30 p.m. Our pick- Tampa Bay

NYR @ FLA: 7:30 p.m. Our pick- Florida

TOR @ PIT: 7:30 p.m. Our pick- Pittsburgh

PHO @ MIN: 8:00 p.m. Our pick- Phoenix

STL @ COL: 9:00 p.m. Our pick- Colorado

CHI @ CGY: 10:00 p.m. Our pick- Chicago

LA @ SJ: 10:30 p.m. Our pick- San Jose

Thursday, November 28th:

VAN @ OTT: 7:30 p.m. Our pick- Vancouver

EDM @ NSH: 8:00 p.m. Our pick- Nashville

Friday, November 29th:

NYR @ BOS: 1:00 p.m. Our pick- Boston

PIT @ TB: 4:00 p.m. Our pick- Tampa Bay

DET @ NYI: 4:00 p.m. Our pick- Detroit

CGY @ ANA: 4:00 p.m. Our pick- Anaheim

MTL @ WSH: 5:00 p.m. Our pick- Washington

COL @ MIN: 6:00 p.m. Our pick- Minnesota

NJ @ CAR: 7:00 p.m. Our pick- Carolina

EDM @ CBJ: 7:00 p.m. Our pick- Columbus

TOR @ BUF: 7:30 p.m. Our pick- Toronto

CHI @ DAL: 8:30 p.m. Our pick- Dallas

Saturday, November 30th:

VAN @ NYR: 2:00 p.m. Our pick- New York Rangers

CBJ @ BOS: 7:00 p.m. Our pick- Boston

TOR @ MTL: 7:00 p.m. Our pick- Montreal

PIT @ FLA: 7:00 p.m. Our pick- Pittsburgh

BUF @ NJ: 7:00 p.m. Our pick- New Jersey

WSH @ NYI: 7:00 p.m. Our pick- Washington

PHI @ NSH: 8:00 p.m. Our pick- Philadelphia

CHI @ PHO: 8:00 p.m. Our pick- Phoenix

MIN @ COL: 9:00 p.m. Our pick- Colorado

CGY @ LA: 10:00 p.m. Our pick- Los Angeles

ANA @ SJ: 10:30 p.m. Our pick- Anaheim

Sunday, December 1st:

VAN @ CAR: 1:00 p.m. Our pick- Vancouver

DET @ OTT: 5:30 p.m. Our pick- Ottawa

EDM @ DAL: 6:00 p.m. Our pick- Dallas

Games Per Week:

Four games: Boston Bruins, Chicago Blachawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks

Three games: Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Phoenix Coyotes, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets


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