With only one game on the slate on Monday, I’ll be completing my hold/stream list today.  For the Central and West divisions, you can find that here.  I’ll be back on Wednesday doing daily notes once again.  Let’s get to the list!



Hold: Gaudreau, Lindholm, Monahan, Tkachuk, Andersson, Giordano

Stream: Backlund, Dube

The big development in Calgary is that Rasmus Andersson is running the first power play with the big four forwards on the team.  That makes Andersson a must-own in every format.  Everything else is very straight forward.


Hold: McDavid, Draisaitl, RNH, Yamamoto, Nurse, Barrie

Stream: None

My Tyson Barrie love has gone poorly to start, but I’m not giving up as long as he’s on the first power play unit.  The Oilers have four games with Ottawa on the horizon which should help fix things.  None of the secondary players like Dominik Kahun have done anything so I’m not looking to stream anyone on their team right now.


Hold: Toffoli, Tatar, Suzuki, Anderson, Gallagher, Petry, Weber

Stream: Drouin, Danault, Romanov, Allen

Josh Anderson is playing like he did two seasons ago.  With over three shots per game, he needs to be held right now.  Jonathan Drouin has five shots in six games.  The points should be there, but that’s enough of a drain to stream him instead of hold.  Alexander Romanov has been a pleasant surprise and is shooting the puck a ton.  If you need the shots, you could make the case for holding him.  I like him a lot long term once his role increases.


Hold: Tkachuk, Batherson, Chabot

Stream: Norris, Paul, Tierney, Dadonov

First off, don’t use Matt Murray unless you’re desperate for starts.  It’ll be better than the current 3.79/.880, but I’m not sure he crosses .900 in that division.  I really like how Drake Batherson is playing and the shot rate is for real.  He’s fringe, but I’m holding right now.  Josh Norris has looked like he belonged on the first line, but I think he’s an elite streamer for now.


Hold: Marner, Tavares, Nylander, Matthews, Rielly

Stream: Hyman, Kerfoot, Muzzin, Mikheyev, Vesey

The only debate here is Zach Hyman.  He’s playing with Tavares and Nylander and is currently on the first power play unit which the team is balancing out two units.  I prefer to stream him, but I could see him becoming a hold.


Hold: Pettersson, Boeser, Miller, Horvat, Hughes

Stream: Hoglander, Pearson, Virtanen, Schmidt, Edler, Myers

The Canucks have had an atrocious start to the season, especially defensively.  I’m looking much hope for either goalie, but I’ll give them a little more time before cutting bait.  Nate Schmidt has been terrible and is a big part of the team’s struggles.  It could turn, but for now, I’m only holding their big five.


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

Stream: Stastny, Copp

Pretty straight forward here.  I’ve talked about Josh Morrissey a few times in recent daily notes posts, but to repeat, now he’s back on the first power play, he needs to be held.



Hold: Marchand, Bergeron, Pastrnak, Grzelcyk, McAvoy

Stream: Krejci, Ritchie, DeBrusk, Coyle, C. Smith, Halak

Cut and dry here.  There’s a chance that David Pastrnak returns on Saturday, but if not, it should be early next week.  For those of you in weekly lineup leagues, be sure to have Pastrnak in your lineup starting next week assuming there’s no setbacks.


Hold: Eichel, Hall, Olofsson, Reinhart, Dahlin

Stream: Staal, Cozens, Skinner, Ristolainen

It’s been an awful start for Rasmus Dahlin, but I’m not cutting bait yet.  For some reason, Krueger refuses to give Jeff Skinner time in the top six so he’s dropped some to streamer status.  Rasmus Ristolainen is right on the fringe in standard 12’ers.  Obviously he’s must own if hits are included.


Hold: Hughes, Palmieri, Wood, Hischier, Ty Smith

Stream: Sharangovich, Gusev, Subban

Ty Smith is one of the more interesting debates on the fringe.  On one hand, he has six points in his first five games.  On the other, he’s played under 12 minutes in two of the five games New Jersey has played.  I’d really like to see him move up to the second pair and then he’d be an easy hold.  I suppose the thought is Severson can carry Kulikov and Smith can carry Tennyson?  Not really sure.  Miles Wood is the primary shooter on his line and is getting first power play time.  It may be a bit premature to call him a hold, but he’ll be the biggest beneficiary when Nico Hischier returns.


Hold: Barzal, Lee, Nelson, Pulock, Leddy, Dobson

Stream: Eberle, Beauvillier, Bailey

You can have a debate over five guys on this team for whether or not they should be streamers or holds.  For now, I’m barely putting all three defensemen in the hold category and putting the first two forwards I have listed as streamers as, you guessed it, streamers.  Ryan Pulock and Noah Dobson are both on the first PP unit while Nick Leddy is running the second.  Pulock is the only one off to a slow start and I’m not particularly concerned.  If you had Jordan Eberle as a hold, I’m not going to argue with it.


Hold: Panarin, Zibanejad, Buchnevich, Kreider, Fox, DeAngelo

Stream: Kakko, Chytil, Lafreniere, Trouba, Di Giuseppe

There’s a lot of disappointing starts in here.  I’m giving Chris Kreider and Tony DeAngelo another week before cutting bait.  I don’t own Alexis Lafreniere anywhere, but I’d consider pulling the plug already in a redraft.  He did play almost 19 minutes yesterday so I can understand if you want to give him another week too.  Pavel Buchnevich has been the big gainer playing almost 20 minutes per night.


Hold: Hayes, Konecny, Voracek, Giroux, Couturier, Provorov

Stream: JVR, Patrick, Farabee, Lindbolm, Gustafsson, Elliott

All of the holds are extremely obvious.  I’m a bit worried about Ivan Provorov.  I don’t own him anywhere, but if I did, I wouldn’t be close to cutting him yet.  I just don’t see the big upside others do.  I don’t see much of a case for holding any of the streamers.  I guess Nolan Patrick would be my favorite of the bunch going forward.  If not, it’s James van Riemsdyk, but the minutes aren’t good enough yet.


Hold: Crosby, Malkin, Guentzel, Rust, Letang

Stream: McCann, Kapanen, Zucker

Another bold prediction looks bad already as Evgeni Malkin has started off poorly.  I’m not worried about him though, the track record is too long.  however, Jason Zucker has been miserable and he’s already lost his spot on the second line.  For now, he’s safe to drop.


Hold: Ovechkin, Backstrom, Kuznetsov, Oshie, Vrana, Wilson, Carlson

Stream: Schultz, Vanacek

Having watched five of their six games so far in entirety, I have to say I’m not buying this 3-0-3 start.  They were thoroughly outplayed by the Sabres in three of their four games against them yet managed to go 3-0-1.  Granted, they missed a bunch of top players in the last two, but even the second game against Buffalo and both Pens games were underwhelming.  Zdeno Chara looks completely shot and I have a lot of questions about their depth.  That said, for fantasy, it’s pretty clear cut.  Hold the studs and stream Vitek Vanecek if you need the starts for now.

Three Point Challenge: Feel free to make a pick in the comments section below for a player to get three points on Monday night.  It can’t be anyone in the Top 10 in points.  From now, we will use last season’s top 10, so that means no Draisaitl, McDavid, Panarin, Pastrnak, MacKinnon, Marchand, Kucherov, P. Kane, Matthews, Huberdeau, or Eichel.  Give me Ryan Nugent-Hopkins against the Jets.

Tuesday Streamers:

Stastny, Hintz, Hyman

That’s all for now guys.  As always, feel free to ask any questions, leave any comments, or give any suggestions below.  Thanks for reading, take care!

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Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
2 years ago

that list above is top 11 not 10.

wheeler @ EDM for 3 pts.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
2 years ago
Reply to  Viz

ok, yeah a tie. makes sense. and only the top 10 that are playing right now.

LG Hockey
LG Hockey
2 years ago

Great report Viz!

Thanks for the advice yesterday as I made the dahlin for dougie Hamilton deal. Tough to deal dahlin in a keeper but Hamilton is huge to try and win now.

I have Devon Toews as my 4th D and wondering if you would swap him for any of the following options as they are all available? We have yahoo default settings which includes hits.

Rasmussen Anderson , Morrissey, Ty Smith, Romanov


2 years ago
Reply to  LG Hockey

swap him for any one of Andersson, Morrissey or Smith. All are getting 1st line PP minutes which Toews wont see as long as Makar is healthy.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
2 years ago

Going Kyle Connor 3 pnt

Harry Connick Sr.
Harry Connick Sr.
2 years ago

John Tavares @ Calgary- 3 points

No bueno
No bueno
2 years ago

Duchene and rasmus andersson for Quinn Hughes? 16 teamer h2h points

2 years ago

Hay Viz,
Great stuff.
In my dynasty we finish the Playoffs of last year this year with our old rosters.
Therefore tonight is very important for me. Cats are SV% GAA, W,Svs
Need to Start 2 out of 3 (expecting all 3 start)
Bob @CBJ
Binington vs VGK
Lehner @STL

I lean towards Bob and Lehner thinking VGK wins. Whats your thoughts ?

2 years ago
Reply to  Saints

I go for scheifele against the oilers

Christian Herman
Christian Herman
2 years ago

Connor Murphy a 30+ point guy?

No Bueno
No Bueno
2 years ago

which 2 to play tonight? Thanks

Freddy @CGY
Vanecek vs NYI
Georgiev @Buf

2 years ago

Malkin for 3 point. Positive vibes

Enjoying the content as always.

Venice Canuck
Venice Canuck
2 years ago

Andersson (CGY) is available in most of my leagues. Stats are G,A, +/-, PPP, shots, and hits. I would have to drop either Grzelczk, Romanov, or Pulock (Carlson is my 4th). I am leaning towards Pulock given his slow start, but would appreciate your advice.

Venice Canuck
Venice Canuck
2 years ago
Reply to  Viz

Thanks! I always appreciate your insight.