I had planned out a long post on holds and streams for the readers tonight, but you’re going to get it over two days.  Long story short, our Fantasy Master Lothario Grey Albright, Donkey Teeth, and Billy were in Vegas tonight and I met up with them.  Here I am finally writing super late to get you the hold/stream list, but I am not going to give you my comments until tomorrow.  Blame those Razzball legends!  Today, you will get my list of players I would hold and stream in 12 man leagues. Assume that I would hold the starting goalie unless otherwise noted.  Let’s get to it!


Hold: Drysdale

Stream: Zegras, Rakell, Silfverberg, Shattenkirk, Comtois


Hold: Chychrun

Stream: Keller, Schmaltz, Kessel, Gostisbehere

Do not use either goalie, especially Hutton


Hold: Bergeron, Pastrnak, Marchand, Hall, McAvoy, Grzcelyk, Ullmark and Swayman

Stream: Coyle


Hold: Dahlin

Stream: Olofsson, Skinner, Thompson, Cozens, Miller, Anderson (I can’t believe I’m saying that)


Hold: Lindholm, Tkachuk, Gaudreau, Andersson

Stream: Monahan, Hanifin, Coleman, Backlund, Mangiapane


Hold: Aho, Svechnikov, Teravainen, Trocheck, Necas, DeAngelo

Stream: Niederreiter, Kotkaniemi, Staal, Pesce


Hold: Kane, Toews, DeBrincat, Jones

Stream: Kubalik, Dach, T. Johnson, Gustafsson


Hold: MacKinnon, Rantanen, Landeskog, Kadri, Burakovsky, Makar, Girard, Toews (when healthy)

Stream: Jost, Compher, Nichushkin, Byram


Hold: Bjorkstrand, Laine, Werenski

Stream: Voracek, Roslovic, Jenner, Sillinger, Nyquist, Texier


Hold: Seguin, Hintz, Robertson, Pavelski, Heiskanen, Klingberg, Holtby

Stream: Radulov, Benn, Gurianov, Suter, Khudobin


Hold: Larkin, Bertuzzi, Raymond, Seider (a lot more on these guys tomorrow)

Stream: Fabbri, Suter, Zadina, Leddy


Hold: McDavid, Draisaitl, Hyman, Nugent-Hopkins, Puljujarvi, Barrie, Nurse, Koskinen, Smith

Stream: Yamamoto


Hold: Barkov, Huberdeau, Reinhart, Verhaeghe, Bennett, Ekblad, Weegar, Bob, Knight

Stream: Duclair, Tippett, Hornqvist, Lundell, Vatrano, Forsling


Hold: Kopitar, Arvidsson, Doughty (pending injury update), Petersen

Stream: Brown, Kempe, Danault, Iafallo, Kaliyev, Edler


Hold: Kaprizov, Eriksson Ek, Fiala, Spurgeon, Dumba

Stream: Zuccarello, Kahkonen


Hold: Toffoli, Suzuki, Gallagher, Caufield, Petry, Allen

Stream: Anderson, Hoffman, Drouin, Dvorak, Romanov


Hold: Forsberg, Josi

Stream: Duchene, Tolvanen, Johansen, Granlund, Kunin, Fabbro


Hold: Hughes, Hischier, Hamilton

Stream: Zacha, Bratt, Tatar, Mercer, Severson, Graves, Bernier


Hold: Barzal, Lee, Palmieri, Beauvillier, Pulock

Stream: Dobson, Nelson, Bailey, Pageau, Wahlstrom,


Hold: Panarin, Zibanejad, Kreider, Lafreniere, Strome (when healthy), Fox

Stream: Kakko (when healthy), Chytil, Miller, Trouba


Hold: Tkachuk, Stutzle, Chabot

Stream: Batherson, Norris, Brown, Ennis.  Pass on goalies


Hold: Couturier, Giroux, Konecny, Farabee, Atkinson, JVR, Ellis, Provorov, Yandle

Stream: Brassard, Ristolainen, Lindblom


Hold: Crosby, Malkin (with health), Guentzel, Rust, Letang

Stream: Carter, Kapanen, Zucker, Pettersson, DeSmith


Hold: Hertl, Couture, Burns, Karlsson, Meier, Hill

Stream: Dahlen, Eklund, Balcers, Labanc, Reimer


Hold: McCann, Giordano

Stream: Gourde, Schwartz, Eberle, Dunn, Driedger (when healthy)


Hold: O’Reilly, Perron, Kyrou, Buchnevich, Tarasenko, Faulk, Krug

Stream: Schenn, Kostin, Thomas, Neal, Parayko


Hold: Kucherov, Point, Stamkos, Palat, Hedman, Sergachev

Stream: Killorn, Cirelli, Joseph, Perry, McDonagh


Hold: Matthews, Marner, Tavares, Nylander, Rielly, Mrazek, Campbell

Stream: Bunting, Ritchie, Kase, Kerfoot, Muzzin, Brodie


Hold: Pettersson, Boeser, Miller, Horvat, Garland, Hughes

Stream: Hoglander, Pearson, OEL, Myers, Halak


Hold: Pacioretty (when healthy), Stone (when healthy), Marchessault, Pietrangelo, Theodore

Stream: Karlsson, R. Smith, Stephenson, Krebs, Janmark, Dadonov, Brossoit


Hold: Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, Wilson, Backstrom (when healthy), Oshie, Carlson, Vanecek

Stream: Mantha, Eller, McMichael, Samsonov


Hold: Scheifele, Wheeler, Ehlers, Connor, Dubois, Copp, Pionk

Stream: Svechnikov, Stastny, Morrissey, Lowry, Schmidt

That’s all for now guys.  I’ll be back tomorrow giving some details on my thought process behind this list.  As always, feel free to ask any questions, leave any comments, or give any suggestions below.  We’ll be doing the Three Point Challenge for Tuesday’s games so if you want to make a pick in this post, you can, or in tomorrow’s.   Reminder that you can’t pick anyone in the Top 10 in points from last season.  Thanks for reading, take care!

  1. Shitwolf says:

    These posts are great Viz. hope u and the razz beauties are Jolly! couple questions (obviosly) for the razzers

    1) Backstrom was dropped worth burning my #2 waiver on him? He would have to clog my bench till healthy also as a down side, but as you said previously my teams short on assists.

    2) which duck do u like best zegras or rakell to stream this week?

    3) gonna drop lee for now (got him from waivers) cuz the islanders have such a dead schedule. How does lee vs raymond compare?

    ty love shizwolf

    • Shitwolf says:

      P.S on 1) Hischier also a FA for the backstrom question could grab instead

      • JKJ says:

        I like Backstrom if you can stash him IR, but I never like to let an injured guy just sit on the bench. You’re much better off streaming than doing that.


        Raymond > Lee right now. Raymond is sizzling…ride the wave!

        • Shitwolf says:

          Ride the wave is a great saying! how about the 100 foot wave u riding that? Raymond is on the team! Rakell has been spoken for, which is now becoming a trend whenever I ask you about someone haha!

          I had a think about Backstrom and with my league being h2h I am more concerned about the long term then the next couple weeks. My biggest wonder is it worth using the 2nd waiver spot then having to carry a bench (I’m in 2nd only trailing by a point after carrying Tkatchuk for the first week) I also have an easier section of teams/managers coming up. I’ll throw in my team so you can have a better judge.

          H2h 12 team with 2C 2LW 2RW 4D and a UT spot
          C Mathews
          C Scheifele
          C Trocheck
          C/LW Bennet
          LW Brady Tkathuk
          LW/RW Mathew Tkathuk
          C/RW Kyrou
          LW/RW Garland
          C Dach – Backstrom would be replacing Dach
          RW Koneckny
          LW Raymond (will probably get RW eligible)
          Killorn < stream spot will using instead of Rakell for Mond/Tuesday

          My D are Hamilton / Letang / Chabot / Theodore

          Thank you JKJ keep on cruising

          • Shitwolf says:

            Oh ya and pacioretty is on my IR that is why I can’t use my IR spot for backs

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      Without the IR spot, I wouldn’t burn it, but can go either way.

      I’d go with Rakell.

      Very close, right now I prefer Raymond but like Lee rest of season.

      • Shitwolf says:

        thx boys I won’t burn it.

  2. scoboticus says:

    Wow! This is great! Thanks Viz!

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      No problem!

  3. JKJ says:

    Nice list my man. I would say Trouba is a hold in true bangers and would say Josh Anderson is a hold for those sexy SOG+H if you need ’em. Otherwise no complaints!

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      Yeah if you’re in those leagues, that definitely changes. I don’t play in hits leagues, not a fan at all.

      • JKJ says:

        You’re a monster

  4. scoboticus says:

    Shouldn’t Timo Meier be a hold on the San Jose Sharks?

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      Yes, that was an oversight on my part.

  5. Fungazi 2.0 says:

    Is Pavelski toast? He’s looking like the 2019 bust more than last year’s version.

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      I’m giving him and Hintz a little more time, but it doesn’t look good.

  6. scoboticus says:

    How much of your FAAB budget would you use to claim Louis Raymond in a standard Yahoo 12 teamer?

    • scoboticus says:

      I’m also bidding on Toffoli and Toews. Which one is a higher priority?

      • scoboticus says:

        The Chicago Toews.

      • JKJ says:

        I wouldn’t go higher than a few dollars. He’s impressive but it’s still Detroit and there are bound to be growing pains.

        Toffoli > Toews

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      Prefer Toffoli over the three of them, and I wouldn’t be bidding too high on anybody this early.

  7. Toolshed says:

    Would you cut marchessault for bertuzzi in points league (G and A only) with salary cap. I know bertuzzi can’t play in Canada since he isn’t vaccinated. Vgk looks like a mess now with no stone or pacioretty. Thanks

    • JKJ says:

      Would not drop Marchessault

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      I’d hold but it is close.

  8. scoboticus says:

    Just to be sure, do you mean Erik Johnson on the Colorado Avalanche? The one that is 1% rostered?

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      Complete mistake by me, should be Girard

  9. Chet says:

    Vizz (and readers), Eeli Tolvanen or Oliver Wahstrom, which is the better keep in a dynasty league? Thanks!

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      Very close, I would lean towards Wahlstrom although I do expect Tolvanen to be a power play stud

    • goodfold2 says:

      tolvanen in the shorter term though, minutes. they were both ranked very similarly for prospect lists before up. if wahlstrom was on a more offensive minded team and/or more mintues though, him.

      • goodfold2 says:

        meant linemates more than minutes here, wahlstrom’s got pageau (great defensive center obv), and the dried out husk of parise, tolvanen had granlund and forsberg, these aren’t close for short term production. both on 2nd PP lines.

  10. fleeced says:

    drop Couture or Fiala for Toffoli or Garland?

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      Meh, that’s tough. I guess I’d hold? I’m keeping Fiala and I think Couture is so hot right now that I’d lean towards keeping him for now.

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