And we’re back! Reid and I look at a few different things around the league on this crucial day in the United States. We start off with Columbus destroying the Canadiens (10 goals!) and the Rangers scoring 5 goals in 5 straight games. Then we focus on individual issues with a pile of recent injuries, the red hot returns of Matt Murray and Rickard Rakell, the top line in Washington changing plus whether or not the Colorado goaltending situation could see a changing of the guard. We finish things up with the early season struggles of the Western Conference before making our picks for The Three Point Challenge. All of that and more in the most recent episode of the Razzball Hockey Podcast!Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s no secret that coming into the season, I loved the best players on the Jets. While the team itself is of to a mediocre start, the forward in my top 50 that I was highest on compared to consensus was Mark Scheifele. After a monstrous second half last season, I wrote repeatedly how much I liked him for 2016-17 and dynasties going forward. It was evident looking at Fantasy Pros where I was 16 spots higher than anyone else and 19 spots above consensus, quite a margin for a player who I had ranked 32nd overall. Well, it’s been a terrific start to the season for Scheifele and it continued over the weekend. On Friday, Scheifele had a goal, two assists and two shots while being +3 in the 5-3 win over Detroit. He followed that up with a goal and an assist with two shots and +1 on Sunday despite the Jets losing 5-2 to the red hot Rangers. That gives Scheifele a total of 7 goals and 7 assists in 13 games with a +5 rating, 10 PIM and almost 3 shots per game. It puts him easily in the top 20 skaters on the season in the player rater and is making me look smart! I salute you, Mr. Scheifele. With the workload that he’s receiving, I have little doubt that he will produce going forward at an elite rate. Let’s take a look at what else went on around the league over the weekend.Please, blog, may I have some more?
On the most recent podcast, I talked about how the Stars were going to start riding Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn for big minutes with their depleted depth. I stated that it was only a matter of time until they broke out and despite the tough matchup against St. Louis, they were elite options in the Three Point Challenge. Well, I wish I went with my first thought because Seguin got there and then some while Benn reached it with an empty net point. Seguin finished with 4 assists, 4 SOG and +3 while Benn had 3 assists, 6 PIM, +4 and a shot. Obviously this doesn’t come as a shock, both were top 10 players with ease the last two seasons and should continue to say so barring health issues. Look for them to carry the Stars in the next week or so as they have 6 games in 9 nights starting Saturday. Next week, they get Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. As someone who has both of those guys in multiple leagues, I’m licking my lips thinking about what they can do. Let’s take a look at what else happened the last two nights around the league.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Hello Razzballers! Reid and I are back to hit you with some hockey knowledge! We open up with a quick talk about NBC’s hockey coverage before we give a thorough breakdown of Tuesday’s games. We look at all 12 games and give our biggest takeaways from all of them. Among the highlights are the Rangers rolling the Blues, the disappointment of Oilers-Leafs (besides for Nazem Kadri owners), the upset wins for the Sabres and Coyotes plus Nashville finally stepping up in a big way. We wrap things up with our Three Point Challenge picks, be sure to leave yours in the comment section. All of that and more in the newest edition of the Razzball Hockey Podcast!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Hey everyone! Reid and I are back and after a quick review of something being thrown on the field at the Bills game, we start looking at a bunch of different things around the league that happened over the past five days.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Hey everyone! Reid joins me once again to do a thorough breakdown of the games on Tuesday, October 25th. We look at every single game focusing on the emergence of a new first line threat in New Jersey, the Sabres implosion in Philly, the domination of the Wild, Tampa’s big offensive breakout and much more. Now that we’re starting to build up a decent sample, there is more to take away from each game giving us a bigger fantasy hockey impact on a daily basis. Once we get through all of the games around the 50 minute mark, we introduce the Three Point Challenge. To copy what our partners at the basketball side of things has done, every night that the podcast comes out, we will attempt to pick a player outside of the top 10 in points in the NHL that will score 3+ points that night. I know it’s difficult but I’d rather it be tough! Listen to our picks on the podcast and please put your picks in the comments section of this post. All of that and more in the newest edition of the Razzball Hockey Podcast:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Devan Dubnyk was a big focus of discussion for me in the preseason. I was the highest on him on FantasyPros by 20+ spots over everybody and 80 spots higher than ESPN’s staff rankings. That’s just insane for a player that I have ranked 41st to ESPN’s 122. Anyways, I argued that he was a no-brainer bottom end #1 goalie with the upside for more. Dubs showed what he can do on Tuesday night with a 27 save shutout on the road in Boston. It’s only been 5 starts for Dubnyk so far but after that game, he has a 2.01 GAA, .929 sv% and 3 wins. The Wild are playing excellent hockey in front of him right now and considering that he’s a workhorse, I wouldn’t be shocked if he pushes the top 5 for goaltending at the end of the season. I certainly hope so since I have him on literally every one of my teams! Here’s a look at what else happened on Monday and Tuesday night around the NHL:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Hello everyone! Reid joins me once again to look at players who have started on opposite sides of the spectrum. We open up by looking at a bunch of different players who were drafted in all leagues and have started slowly. We look at each player’s current situation and decide whether we’d buy low, sell if we had the player or stand pat. Around the 35 minute mark, we flip the table and look at a set of players who have started off better than expected. Should you sell high on the player? Should you try to target the player in a trade? All of that and more in this edition of the Razzball Hockey Podcast. Below are also streamers for Tuesday’s games:Please, blog, may I have some more?
It hasn’t even been two weeks since the regular season started and the hat tricks are already piling up! On Saturday, we had our most recent hat trick in Calgary as new Blue David Perron scored a hat trick on six shots and added an assist in the 6-4 win for St. Louis. Ken Hitchcock shuffled the lines before the game and the biggest beneficiary was Perron getting to play with Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz. Obviously it worked out better than anyone could have imagined. Perron was horrible to start last season in Pittsburgh but took off in Anaheim so there is fantasy potential here. For now, if I had room, I would grab Perron just to be able to stream him on Tuesday to see what happens. The Blues play the Flames again who are a complete dumpster fire defensively at the moment so it’s an excellent spot for Perron to produce and there’s a chance he turns into a hold. Let’s take a look at what else happened around the NHL this weekend:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Hey everyone! Reid and I are back looking at the first week of the season with a focus on the last few days. We start by looking at the high scoring around the league and the teams that will keep playing in wide open games, the dire situation in Los Angeles, Connor McDavid going pointless for two games (bum!) and the ceilings for Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski. After that, we breakdown Thursday and Friday night’s games looking at a few different things, namely whether they’ll be high or low scoring, what players are worth targeting for streaming and who the best daily fantasy candidates are. All of that and more in the newest addition of the Razzball Hockey Podcast!Please, blog, may I have some more?