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Reid joins me in person from Razzball Hockey Headquarters for Tuesday’s podcast.  We run down the recent injuries, notably Patrik Laine who was destroyed by Jake McCabe (McCabe pictured above from this hit and ensuing scrum).  After the update, we look at the most impactful developments over the last five days.  Among the notables are Patrick MaroonMichael Grabner and James van Riemsdyk catching fire, the second line for Calgary gets rolling, both Florida teams being a mess and the Islanders losing back to back games to the two worst teams in the league. As always, we close things with The Three Point Challenge.  All of that and more in the latest edition of the Razzball Hockey Podcast brought to you by SeatGeek and FanPicks.com!

Tuesday Streamers:

Travis Konecny (15.4%) – It hasn’t been consistent but as we talk about on the podcast, I think Flyers-Sabres is a high scoring game.  Getting a piece of the game with Konecny, who remains in the top six, seems ideal.

Sebastian Aho (14.0%) – Columbus is far from an ideal matchup but Aho is on fire right now.  He’s a borderline hold so getting to stream him makes a ton of sense.

Vinnie Hinostroza (0.8%) – He’s still in the top six and a matchup with Detroit is well above average in this set of games.

  1. Saints says:
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    Nice podcast thankyou
    And a late happy new year to you 2

    I’m going with kesler tonight dallas is still horrible defensively. And he is always scoring though nobody knows how 😀

    I’m having pretty bad luck right now owning subban,benn and laine in one team i hope they can come back pretty fast. I dont have fall back options due to the deep league (16 teams). What is the problem with johns is he scratched the last few games ? Can you see this changing soon again ?

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      @Saints: Thanks, you too Saints! Yeah Kesler is a good call, good luck! The injury bug is really brutal right now. Benn should be imminent, other two is hard to say.

      In regards to Johns, he’s been beaten out by Oleksiak for the last spot. I could see him getting games occasionally but I don’t think he’s breaking into the lineup full time right now barring an injury to anyone on the blueline.

  2. Scott says:
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    How do you like Anders Nilsson at home tonight vs. Phi?

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      @Scott: Not a big fan of it; I think it’s going to be a high scoring game.

      • Scott says:
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        @Viz: Anton Forsberg @Car. Better or worse?

        • Viz

          Viz says:
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          @Scott: Definitely worse; I’ve never seen a worse goalie play in the NHL in my life that Forsberg. If it’s down to those two, I’d roll the dice with Nilsson

          • Scott says:
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            @Viz: Yeah, I’m hurting for starts with Halak gone and Murray hurt.

            • Viz

              Viz says:
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              @Scott: Gotcha, that sucks. The Sabres are basically even money to win where the Jackets are slight underdogs (the fact that they are dogs against Carolina shows how bad Forsberg is) so I’m fine with Nilsson. This is more just a feeling on my part that I think it’s a wide open Sabres game.

  3. Worlds First Analrapist says:
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    Hey Viz! Great podcast!

    1 goalie, non-keeper, H2H league. I have Jake Allen and Bobrovsky. Ben Bishop is available, would you drop a streamer to pick him up as your 3rd Goalie (we only start 1)?

    Thanks!

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      @Worlds First Analrapist: Thanks! I would probably grab him and then figure out what to do with him later. I’d probably try to trade Allen or him for a forward eventually. Cooper just said Bishop could be back one of the next two games so his return is imminent and there’s too much value there for him to be on the waiver wire.

  4. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    12 teamer with hits/blocks/PPP/SHP. extremely shallow league so while barkov is hurt i stream 3 guys a day.
    C (2) crosby/thornton
    RW (2) backes/okposo
    LW (2) hall/voracek
    D (3) carlson/gudas/vatanen/byfuglien
    IR barkov
    G (2) luongo/ward/helly
    with all of these available, should i drop any of these players for these (i didn’t mention the 3 stream spots on roster they are in there though): fisher/backlund/o’reilly/shattenkirk/mantha/spezza/turris/del zotto (could replace gudas)/sheary/e.kane. i could also just go 4 stream spots too.

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      @Mantis Toboggan MD: I think Shattenkirk and Vatanen is close so you can decide on that one for yourself dependent on team build. The only guy I would definitely get rid of is Thornton. With those guys available, I see no need to hold a one dimensional guy like Thornton. I would be fine with streaming that spot as well if you’re able with all of those great options.

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Viz: oops, yeah, it’s a 10 team league with 1 util spot and only 2 forwards of each type and 3 D. very shallow league.

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