Max Domi slowed down quite a bit in the middle of the schedule, but he’s found his game once again.  Domi had a massive game on Tuesday, scoring two goals and three assists with three shots in the 8-1 beatdown of Detroit.  Obviously I don’t want to put too much stock into one game against one of the league’s bottom teams.  My guess is that this is the best season we ever seen from Domi, but he’s become an easy top 100 player.  The penalty minutes are outstanding and now the shot rate has inched towards an average level, 70 points is all Domi needs to become a strong fantasy asset.  With the Canadiens battling for the playoffs, look for Domi to get big minutes down the stretch and continue to produce.  Let’s take a look at what else happened on Tuesday:

Erik Karlsson – Tweaked his groin and left the game against Boston.  Not good at all.  With the Sharks in the position they are, expect them to play it safe with Karlsson.  I’m not saying cut him or anything, but I’d be a bit worried if I owned Karlsson.

Brad Marchand – Goal and two assists with four shots.  It’s quite ridiculous how good Marchand is at literally every category.

David Krejci – Goal and an assist with four shots.  Krejci is on a heater right now and solidified himself as a bottom end hold.

Jaroslav Halak – 19 saves on 20 shots in the 4-1 win over the Sharks.  Did not expect Halak to be a hold for most of the season but he started the season on fire and didn’t slow down outside of one brief stretch.

Petr Mrazek – 22 saves on 23 shots.  The Kings suck.  The end.

Teuvo Teravainen – Goal and three assists with two shots.  Nice step forward from Teravainen this season.  His ceiling is capped until the shot rate goes up because of the PIM, but he’s looking like a 70+ point player on the regular now.

Jordan Staal – Three assists with a shot.  Bottom end streamer.

Dougie Hamilton – Two goals and an assist with nine shots and ten PIM.  Sweet baby Jesus, that’s a stat line.  I feel like I’m going to be all in on Dougie next season with how low his value will be.  Great PIM and shots are there, I don’t see why the points wouldn’t be for another season.  Wouldn’t surprise me if he finished extremely well.

Michael Ferland – Goal and an assist with two shots.  He left with an upper body injury and did not return.  Hopefully it was a precaution because the game was out of hand.

Mike Smith – 26 saves on 27 shots in the 3-1 win over the Islanders.  I didn’t expect Smith to be the goalie to own in Calgary again this season, but he’s become the clear #1 again.

Elias Lindholm – Two assists with a shot and two PIM.  What a perfect hit Lindholm as been in Calgary.

Claude Giroux – Goal and an assist with two shots.  Giroux hit a bit of a rough patch but he’s managed to remain above a point per game on the season.

Tom Wilson – Goal and an assist with four shots.  Eight players on the Capitals had two points as they dismantled Ottawa.  Wilson has remained a hold all season, but the point is that you stream as many guys as you can against the Senators for the rest of the season.  They are going to be historically bad down the stretch.

Sidney Crosby – Goal and an assist with four shots.  He’s not getting the publicity but this has been a vintage Crosby season.  He’s right there in the MVP discussion since the Penguins are a disaster with him off the ice.

Jared McCann – Two goals on three shots.  McCann has shown some flashes in Pittsburgh with 5 goals in 13 games but I’m leaving him as a bottom end streamer for now.

Jonathan Drouin – Four assists with a shot, +5.  This comes on the end of a seven game pointless streak.  Drouin is right on the fringe but I would lean slightly towards hold.

Andrew Shaw – Hat trick with two PIM, +5.  It pains me that Shaw is fantasy relevant again but as long as he’s with Domi and Drouin, he’s a strong streamer depending on team needs.

Carey Price – 28 saves on 29 shots in the 8-1 win over the Red Wings.  Like Ottawa, it’s going to be great streaming against the Red Wings for the rest of the season.

Alex Pietrangelo – Goal and an assist with two shots.  He’s finally starting to get back to his normal level.  I doubt he’s available anymore, but grab him if you can.

Jordan Binnington – 19 save shutout in the 2-0 win over the Predators.  Excellent performance by the Blues in this one.  I would ride Binnington for the rest of the way in redrafts, but I would look to sell high in dynasties, especially if you are out of it this season.  Perhaps he’s just a late bloomer, but I have my doubts.

Eric Staal – Two assists.  Staal now has 6 points in his last 4 games but he’s not shooting the puck.  I think I’d hold with the chemistry he’s showing with the new guys but it’s not a slam dunk.

Ryan Donato – Two assists with two shots.  That’s 6 points in 4 games with Minnesota.  Donato is an elite streamer while he’s a hot schmotato.

Patrik Laine – Goal and an assist with two shots and two PIM.  Laine moved up to the first line with Wheeler and Scheifele.  Hopefully this gets him on track.  We know the upside for Laine; he’s good enough to win you a championship down the stretch.  Here’s to hoping he makes up for the rough two months he’s had.

Troy Brouwer – Two assists with a shot.  And there’s your annual Brouwer update!

Derek Stepan – Two goals on six shots.  Four game point streak for Stepan who now has 8 points in the last 8 games.  The shot rate is great but the points are really lagging from Stepan’s usual levels.  He’s a middling streamer.

Paul Stastny – Two assists with a shot.  Max Pacioretty scored two goals on eight shots as these two started with Mark Stone (6 SOG).  This is a big boost to Stastny and Patches if this sticks.  I’d grab Stastny if he’s available and think they’re an elite GPP stack in the short term.

Nate Schmidt – Goal and an assist with four shots.  Schmidt is a nice plus-minus boost and is decent enough in points.  On the other end, the PIM aren’t there and the shots are poor.  Let your team build decide if Schmidt is worth being your last defenseman.

Marc-Andre Fleury – 23 saves on 24 shots in the 4-1 win over the Stars.  He hasn’t been that good this season, but Fleury’s volume has kept him as a #2 goalie.  My worry is that they’re in no mans land in the standings in third place in the Pacific and that for the last 10 games, they rest Fleury a fair amount.  This is something I’ll have to look at in my playoff manifesto piece.

Wednesday Streamers

Andreas Johnsson (10.6%) – He’s playing with Matthews and Kapanen right now and the Leafs should ravish the Oilers.

J.T. Compher (9.2%) – Landeskog is now on line two which really helps Compher’s value.  He’s also on PP1 again and gets a nice home matchup against the Canucks.

Drake Caggiula (1.4%) – He’s still on the top line with Kane and Toews.  Caggiula has played over 17 minutes in each of the last two games and the Ducks are a dumpster fire.

That’s all for now guys.  I’ll be back on Friday recapping the action from the next two nights.  As always, feel free to ask any questions, leave any comments, or give any suggestions below.  Thanks for reading, take care!

  1. Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:

    20 teamer somebody just dropped mac CAR. kuemper or him? dynasty. this seems easy mac (no matter how horrible he used to be on CLB, which he did)

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      @Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves: Yeah give me McElhinney, Carolina is playing great right now and he’s part of it. Kuemper will be the backup once again next season so there’s no real long term loss here either.

  2. Jumponit says:

    With the disaster that is Ottawa, would you drop Chabot in a 12 team H2H points league? Would you pick up Spurgeon, Schmidt, DeAngelo, Ghost?

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      @Jumponit: Depends on the point system, but I think I would lean towards holding him still

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