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Although this podcast isn’t directly about fantasy hockey, it’s one of my favorite of the year.  Reid joins me as always to look at the over/under totals for every team in the Eastern Conference.  We talk about each team, whether we like the over or under, and if we are confident enough to actually bet it.  We also look at the division odds, Eastern Conference championship and Stanley Cup odds for the necessary teams along with prices for the Hart Trophy.  All of that and more in the latest edition of the Razzball Hockey Podcast brought to you by LeagueSafe!

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  1. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    up in a few, rank best 5 of these (hits/blocks league, no faceoffs though):
    kostin, guryanov, tippett, rasmussen, necas, suzuki, poehling, barbashev, perlini, ratcliffe, , t.thompson (dobber has him 3rd at STL, and dobber other than you is probably best fantasy centered list), yamamoto, roy (CAR), aberg (NAS). barbashev and perlini would have to be on active roster, over games limits.

    • Viz

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      @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: Never mind, just saw you posted on a different post that you don’t care about ETA. So I love Tippett’s potential as a goal scorer, the hits probably won’t be great though. Rasmussen should end up a big hits guy with some offensive upside. I’m intrigued by Yamamoto although he’s a lock to be a poor hits guy. Big fan of the first two guys as well. I would say something like Kostin (his mean streak for PIM and hits benefits him a lot), Tippett, Rasmussen, Guryanov, and then probably Necas. Yamamoto, Aberg, Suzuki, Thompson not far behind.

      • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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        @Viz: well mittelstadt just got drafted, which, IF that pick is allowed means we CAN draft those unsigned. however, with comish being a lazy/ignorant twat (somebody straight up asked in message board last night about this, no answer yet) so where’d the likes of these slot into that list: tolvanen, kaprizov, comtois.

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          @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: he did in fact give a neat clear answer (something he’d not done in the 1.5 previous seasons i’ve been in the league) that anybody owned by an NHL team (same simple rule i thought everybody used)

          • Viz

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            @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: That makes sense and is what it should be. I’d probably Tolvanen and Kaprizov right behind Necas although it is close between those guys. I really like Tolvanen as a future goal scorer. Comtois back by Thompson

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              @Viz: if i’m quite lucky even one of these is around at pick 42nd (my 2nd) but i doubt it. i’ll be back with more before then, greenway MIN is looking interesting as part of the lesser group i’ll have left then. aberg must’ve moved up a LOT since march, in a lot of lists.

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                @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: yeah only reason kaprizov and guryanov are unowned is the rule used to be “had to be signed”.

              • Viz

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                @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: Sounds good, hopefully it breaks right. Yeah Greenway has been rising after last year; Aberg’s playoff performance also raised his stock tremendously.

  2. Shitwolf says:
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    hey buddy! this might be a double post I think I messed up last night i don’t normally log in from my pc but whatever I’m like telling you my life story here for no reason.

    anywayyyy thanks for all the work you put in I’m happy with my draft as a result and was hoping to share what I did with you.. maybe you care maybe you don’t but here it is starting at pick 7 12 team.. .

    1) Alex ovechkin
    2) Tyler Seguin
    3) Blake wheeler
    4) David paternal
    5) Ben bishop
    6) Nik ehlers
    7) OEL
    8) Alex Barkov
    9) Scott darling
    10) nazem Kadri
    11) mathew tkatchuk
    12) charley mcavoy
    13) Dmetry Orlov
    14) Martha
    15) Dr bo
    16) Dadanov
    17)proverov
    18) Charlie Coyle

    also I put OLE on the IR and grabbed hercshier since he was still available….

    2 questions how’s my team look and who would you drip when I activate OEL… thanks guy much appreciated

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @Shitwolf: goodnight, seguin and wheeler at those spots is nice.

    • Viz

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      @Shitwolf: Man, that team is stacked, well done! Might be a little short on D but you have the upside for it to work out anyways and your forwards are stacked. How many D do you start every night? That’ll impact who you probably should cut.

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        @Viz:

        we start 4D

        • Viz

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          @Shitwolf: Gotcha, so you probably have to cut a forward then. Man, it’s either Coyle, Horvat or Dadonov and it’s super close. Depends what you’re looking for in those last couple spots I guess.

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            @Viz:

            Haha ya I’m not sure at all yet that’s why it’s tough… I’m guessing maybe a winger cuz we count faceoffs wins

            • Viz

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              @Shitwolf: Gotcha, then definitely not Horvat, he should be among the best in the league there this year. Coyle and Dadonov are close then, would lean towards holding Coyle even though I ended up with Dadonov barely ahead in ranks but it’s close.

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                @Viz:

                ya fair it’s a tough choice I just saw we are using ppg and ppa this year so maybe dado is the better hold since he is on the 1st pp and coyle is the 2nd I think? man tough thanks for your help though always enjoy talking about my team with you haha… how many league are you in this year?

                • Viz

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                  @Shitwolf: it’s close still because Minnesota uses both power plays evenly, not like teams who lean heavy on PP1. Always like talking teams with you too my man, glad you’re back in the comments section 🙂 I have 5-10 teams I think, not sure where it will settle yet, but 4-5 money teams. Gonna play a fair share of DFS too

  3. Max says:
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    Always great info. After everyone’s 10 keepers were chosen in my dynasty league, Ehlers is surprisingly still available. I’ve won first pick so I want the best upside player off the board. The next high upside player available is Mantha. What’s your gut feeling on who to pick first for the future…Ehlers or Mantha. Thanks!

    • Viz

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      @Max: Thanks! I would go with Ehlers, he’s better now and the points upside is higher for him. Sure, Mantha will get more PIM and should become a top 50 player in his own right, but Ehlers is already there. I think it’s closer than most realize and it pains me to have to choose between my boldest call last year and then this year’s, haha.

      • Max says:
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        @Viz: thanks…yeah, I have Buf on my defence for PIM anyway.

        • Viz

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          @Max: Nice, makes it easier to have that 120 PIM from someone. Loading up on the Jets offense is never a bad thing.

  4. Quick Sycamore says:
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    Hey Viz!
    The draft for my main league is tomorrow( 10 teams, but deep rosters), I have the 6th spot. Right there is a deal on the table to switch to the 2nd spot(total draft position not individual picks) but there is also potential for a switch down to the 10th pick. I usually like drafting right in the middle but I’m not too sure about this year. Anyway, what are your thoughts on the potential swaps?

    • Viz

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      @Quick Sycamore: hey man, hope all is well. To me, I’d rather move to 2 or 10 solely because my top tier is 5 guys deep right now. I would lean towards 2 and getting Crosby if you can but then you’re stuck waiting until pick 19 but I don’t think it’s a drastic difference either way. I just had pick 10 in a draft and got Ovechkin and Benn which was amazing; if I knew that would happen I would say 10 but odds are you won’t get that. If you get 2, you can have Crosby, someone like Eichel or another young guy, and then a goalie and have an awesome start

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        @Viz: Yeah I was leaning towards the second pick as well. But something about the 10th pick was drawing me in. Last year the top 5 people passed on Crosby(this was before his concussion in preseason) and I nabbed him with the 6th pick. I do not think that would happen again this year lol.

        • Viz

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          @Quick Sycamore: Haha yeah, definitely not. I was really happy with how my team ended up that I picked 10th but starting off with Crosby seems so appealing.

      • Quick Sycamore says:
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        @Viz: Oh and Thanks! All is well, hopefully all is well for you too!

  5. Shitwolf says:
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    our convo got to small haha… that’s a lot of teams dude! ahhh thanks for that info on Coyle. you are right then plus he has c/rw eligible for more flexibility.

    Good luck with your 5 teams fantasy monster. I hope you win big on dfs again this year!

    • Viz

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      @Shitwolf: Haha yeah, just the format here but gets kind of awkward to read. I know, I can’t help myself! No problem at all on Coyle, I nabbed him in my draft the other day, it sounds like they’re playing Nino with him and Staal now, that line may be a monster. Best of luck to you too, I appreciate it.

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