In a game that was overshadowed by Provorov’s refusal to wear the Pride jersey in warmups, Kevin Hayes continued his All-Star season with a hat trick against the Ducks. With his six shots, Hayes is approaching three shots per game, and playing at a 75 point pace, easily the best of his career. The Flyers have been much better over the last month, with Hayes being one of the focal points. He’s erased his horrible plus-minus which is enough to make him a bottom end hold in all format. Let’s take a look at what else happened on Tuesday night:
Scott Laughton – Two assists with four shots. With twelve points in his last ten games, Laughton is an elite streamer while he’s a hot schmotato.
Rasmus Ristolainen – Goal and an assist with two shots. This was Risto’s first goal of the season. His days of fantasy relevance are over outside of streaming for hits and blocks in super deep leagues.
Travis Konecny – Two assists with five shots. A top 25 season from Konecny was far from expectations. Given how high his shot rate is, along with the PIM, he’s going to continue to be an elite option even if the shooting percentage regresses.
Wade Allison – Two assists with two shots. That’s more assists than Allison had in his first 26 games. And there’s your annual Allison update!
Seth Jones – Two goals and an assist with four shots. He’s been piling up points, but I still can’t justify it in 12’ers because of the plus-minus, especially in roto. Jones is hitting all of the other categories fairly well though, so if you’re more willing to eat the black hole than I am, there’s plenty of value.
Philipp Kurashev – Goal and two assists with two shots. Decent player, but unusable in his current situation.
Tyler Johnson – Two assists with three shots. Johnson has been fine when he’s been healthy, but again, I just don’t want anything to do with Chicago players.
Samuel Montembault – 25 saves on 26 shots in the 4-1 win over the Jets. Montembault has a respectable save percentage, but his GAA is over 3. I’d stream him when he’s in good matchups.
Evgeny Dadonov – Two goals on six shots. Unless Dadonov goes somewhere at the deadline, I can’t see him being of fantasy use. And who knows who would even take his contract?
Christian Dvorak – Two assists with a shot. Bottom end streamer at best.
Kirby Dach – Two assists with two shots. Dach has looked much better in Montreal than he did in Chicago. I would lean towards solid streamer.
Justin Barron – Two assists with a shot. There could be something here long term, but Barron won’t provide much this season.
Aleksander Barkov – Goal and an assist with two shots. I can’t help but think there’s going to be a monster second half from Barkov. We’re starting to see the signs of the turn around.
William Nylander – Two goals and an assist with four shots. The year of Nylander continues. Career highs across the board are firmly in play. He’s pushing towards being a top 25 player.
Mitch Marner – Two assists with two PIM. Marner’s goals are down solely because of his shot rate dropping off a bit. He’s going to be elite regardless, but right now, it’s more around 20th overall than pushing the top 10.
Jared Spurgeon – Two goals on five shots. Spurgeon is firmly on the fringe depending on team needs.
Connor Dewar – Two assists. Nothing here for fantasy.
Alex Ovechkin – Two assists with three shots. The Great Eight has shown almost no signs of slowing down at age 37. I really hope we can get a 10th career 50 goal season from him to be the first player ever to do so.
Martin Fehervary – Goal and an assist with four hits and five blocks. Fehervary has played very well for Washington, but he provides very little offense. Any fantasy value he has come in hits and blocks.
Kevin Lankinen – 39 saves on 40 shots in the 2-1 win over the Blue Jackets. Lankinen has looked much better in Nashville, which is no surprise given how bad Chicago was at the end of his tenure there. I’d stream him outside of the worst matchups.
Zach Hyman – Goal and two assists with two shots. Hyman moved up and down the lineup in this game, but did most of his damage on the third line. Obviously we’d be better off if he stays with McDavid over RNH, but Hyman should be excellent regardless.
Leon Draisaitl – Two assists. This brings Draisaitl up to 70 points already. It’s starting to look like a real possibility that Draisaitl sets a new career high in points, which would require 111+.
Dylan Holloway – Two assists with a shot. There’s long term upside here, but Holloway isn’t getting the minutes to carry much fantasy value anymore. Welcome to the Razzball Database!
Lawson Crouse – Three assists with a shot. Crouse is a solid streamer that bumps up to elite streamer in hits leagues.
Nick Bjugstad – Goal and an assist with four PIM. Injuries have derailed Bjugstad’s career, so it’s nice to see him play well for Arizona this year. He’s only a bottom end streamer, but maybe it improves.
Three Point Challenge: We will do Thursday games per usual. You can’t take McDavid, Draisaitl, Pastrnak, Robertson, Thompson, Kucherov, Karlsson, M. Tkachuk, Connor, Hughes, or Marner. I’ll go with Laine against the Ducks.
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, give any comments, or make any suggestions below. Thanks for reading, take care!
why in the hell did MTL take on his contract only to scratch him. similar with hoffman.
Dadonov? I assume they thought he would perform a lot better than he has, and they effectively acquired him for nothing. That said, the fit on a rebuilding team to begin with was very weird.
Konecny for 3
Barkov @ MTL for 3
the rest of us dancing through the raindrops with him missing 3 tonight.
I know you mentioned him in the blurb Viz, but do you think Hyman will eventually get bumped down to Line 2/PP2 as Kane gets more games under his belt?
I don’t watch any Oilers games but Hyman has been killing it for me this yea so don’t want to trade him for the wrong reason.
Someone offered me his Marchand and Georgiev for my Hyman and Thompson, and I’m wondering if know is the time to cash in
I think if he drops down, it’s because the lines are balanced out. Kane / McDavid / Draisaitl as a line doesn’t work as well, so I’m not overly concerned. Also, Kane has never been a quality PP player, so I think Hyman will keep that spot, but there’s no guarantee, their coaches could disagree with me.
I don’t have much of an opinion on this trade offer. Seems more like personal preference.
12 tm h2h pts for ROS
+/-(1), PIM(0.25), PPG(1), A(2), G(3)
Crosby’s on waivers, drop any of these guys for him – Meier, Stuzle, Svechvikov?
Konecney for 3 VS CHI
What the hell, why is Crosby on waivers in a 12 team league? I wouldn’t be asking the guy who cut him back to my league next year. I have to imagine you have worse players on your roster than these three? I guess I’d cut Svech if it has to be one of these three.
I thought the same, and maybe no – Hughes, Pac, Thompson, Rantanen, Barkov, Meier. Konecny
Any over, or should I say under, Svech?
Damn, talk about a stacked forward group! You could make a case for dropping Patches too, just with him coming off a major injury and I don’t expect major minutes. I’d say one of the Canes.
Patches had what looked like a horrible injury today so if you didn’t make the move yet, definitely him
Thanks!! – Was soooooo close to dropping Svech.
jan 12th: t.stutzle @ ARI
jan 19th: ovi vs ARI for 3 pt thurs
ahh, if only ovi was playing somebody better, i had reinhart in my head till then.
really it’d have been the barkov for the block, i ain’t choosing reinhart if barkov is pickable unless i’ve already picked him in same 2 week window.
the rest of us dancing through the raindrops with him missing 3 tonight. (?)
Who do you like more ROS,
Seider or Sergachev?
Have both and would like to cut one loose for a streaming spot
G, A, PPP, SOG, Hit are the cats
I prefer Seider now that they finally separated him from the blackhole that is Chiarot. No surprise that he’s playing better the moment Seider is freed.
Was offered Andersen and Aho for my Kucherov in a league Viz.
My offense in that league is stacked, so I could weather the Kuch hit but my goalies are pretty weak. Have Jarry and Markstrom as my 1/2.
I can stash Raanta and Kochetkov as they are both on my wire.
Worth my while ? League is a Roto so goalies are at a premium
Oh and I have an empty roster slot so I wouldn’t need to drop anyone in the 2 for 1
If you think your offense can manage losing Kuch, then I guess it makes some sense. I have a hard time believing that though, you can’t casually replace a 122 point pace. I would want one of the two players coming back to be better. Either a safer goalie, but a better forward, not that Aho is bad, but there’s no real upside here, just mark him down for a point per game.
I see, thanks ! I will lose some points but I’m pretty set on offense, I’m honestly kind of embarrassed to say the rest of my team. Managed to draft/trade for Rantanen, Matthews, Jack Hughes amongst others.
Oh and give me Eichel for 3 at home to Detroit !
If you need the goalie that desperately, then I get it, hopefully you make up the points in net. I would definitely want to grab Raanta right away then and have all the Carolina starts for now.
Oh yes ! Have him and Kochetkov both stashed, wouldn’t have made the trade without them if I didn’t have the insurance aha
Viz, which set of players do you like more:
Stutzle and Gustavsson or Aho and Fred Andersen ?
the all CAR side, get the best player on both sides. assuming redraft.
What’s your league format? I actually think this is very close if you can afford less volume from Gustavsson, but no guarantee that you can.
12 teamer with hits/blocks/PIM’s/shots/goals/assists/points (separately)/PPP/faceoffs/plus-minus. need to drop somebody shortly, and another when hintz gets back. keep 7 at no cost/escalations just binary keep or not yearly.
C (2): mackinnon, JEK, scheifele, d.strome (RW)
LW (2): laughton (C), henrique (C), forsberg, bunting, zucker
RW (2): rust, rantanen (C), t.meier (LW), perron, e.rodrigues (all forward)
D (6): blankenburg, durzi, provorov, dougie, nurse, morrissey, pulock
goalie (2, min 4 appearances per week): MAF, georgiev, ullmark
IR/IR+ (4/10): hintz, j.norris, monahan, j.manson
so gotta drop somebody for j.norris now, for hintz later. perron/rust we deep enough into season to say drop one (perron now on 3rd line, 2nd PP, very bad for a while now, turns out his high % of empty net points was a big deal, as with those drying up he’s left with very little), or e.rodrigues (only added from the line he’s on), laughton is VERY useful (esp in SHP leagues, but really these settings too), henrique on top line for a while now.
I think it’s Perron for now, it’s getting worse and worse and I’m just not liking the Red Wings in general. After that, depends when you need to make the move.