Hello everyone… welcome to the second edition of JOT This Down!

It was so nice to have hockey back on the screens after so long without it. The NHL is in a really good place in terms of the level of talent in the league right now. In almost every game, you will see a jaw-dropping play or an unbelievable stat line, sometimes from someone you would have never expected it from. Take Brock Boeser for example (add him if he is somehow available), nobody could have predicted that on opening night, but you never know what will happen in the NHL. That’s why in a sport with a lot of luck and volatility, never get too upset if things don’t go your way. It’s a long season, and there’s always next week to bounce back. Treat it as a hobby and have some fun. 

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback in volume one. I really appreciate it.  Keep the questions, comments, and concerns coming. I’ll be here all week to answer any and everything you may have.

Week 2 (October 16th-22nd) 

As for week 2, the Coyotes, Flames, and Red Wings all play four games, with most teams playing three, and the Blues, Canadiens, Devils, Penguins, and Senators playing just two games. 

Sleepers to Stream-(will usually look at players on teams with favorable schedules)

    • Karel Vejmelka (ARI)
    • J.J. Moser (ARI)
    • Barrett Hayton (ARI)
    • Logan Cooley (ARI)
    • Andrew Mangiapane (CGY)
    • Matt Coronato (CGY)
    • Shayne Gostisbehere (DET)
    • Lucas Raymond (DET)
    • J.T. Compher  (DET)
    • Jake Walman (DET)

Notable Line Changes-(line changes to even strength units along with who may be good stack options.)

    • Barrett Hayton (ARI) skating on the top line with Clayton Keller.
    • Mattias Samuelsson (BUF) now skating on top pair with Rasmus Dahlin
    • Dillon Dube (CGY) skating on top line with Jonathan Huberdeau and Elias Lindholm.
    • Noah Hanifin (CGY) now skating on the top pair with Rasmus Andersson.
    • Michael Bunting (CAR) now skating with Sebastian Aho on the top line.
    • Taylor Raddysh (CHI) now skating with Connor Bedard after Taylor Hall injury.
    • Cole Sillinger (CBJ) getting a look with Patrik Laine and Johnny Gaudreau on the top line.
    • Evan Rodrigues (FLA) now skating on the top line with Aleksander Barkov.
    • Josh Anderson (MTL) now skating with Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki.
    • Juuso Parssinen (NSH) now skating with Filip Forsberg and Ryan O’Reilly on the top line.
    • Simon Holmstrom (NYI) skating with on the top line with Bo Horvat and Mathew Barzal.
    • Bobby Brink (PHI) skating with Sean Couturier on the top line.
    • Conor Sheary (TBL) skating with Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point on the top line. 

PowerPlay Unit Exposure-(examine any notable movements on the top powerplay unit. I will not say “McDavid is on PP1” because that is obvious. However, if someone gets boosted onto PP1 with McDavid, they will be posted here)

    • Cam Fowler (ANA) getting a look as PP1 QB.
    • James van Riemsdyk (BOS) getting a look on PP1.
    • Ivan Provorov (CBJ) skating on PP1 unit as QB.
    • Ondrej Palat (NJD) getting a look on the PP1 unit.
    • Luke Hughes (NJD) getting a look as PP1 QB.
    • Cam York (PHI) getting a look as PP1 QB.
    • Rickard Rakell (PIT)  getting a look on PP1.
    • Justin Schultz (SEA) on the PP1 unit as QB.
    • Nicholas Paul (TBL) getting a look on PP1.
    • Shea Theodore (VGK) getting a look as PP1 QB.

Category Fillers to Stream-

*Please let me know if this range of players is available or not in your league. I can include a fourth category of players under 5% rostered or something like that for the hardcore leagues. I am just trying to learn my audience as the season goes on.

CategoryShallow Leagues

(61% to 99% rostered)

Standard Leagues

(26% to 60% rostered)

Deeper Leagues

(under 25% rostered)

GoalsBoone Jenner (CBJ)Gabriel Vilardi (WPG)Juuso Parssinen (NSH)
AssistsJohn Klingberg (TOR)Logan Cooley (ARI)William Karlsson (VGK)
HitsIvan Barbashev (VKG)Seth Jarvis (CAR)Marcus Foligno (MIN)
Shots on GoalLucas Raymond (DET)Artturi Lehkonen (COL)Evan Rodrigues (FLA)
PowerPlay PointsNick Schmaltz (ARI)Nicholas Paul (TBL)James van Riemsdyk (BOS)
PIMMichael Bunting (CAR)Brayden McNabb (VGK)Arber Xhekaj (MTL)
Plus/MinusTyler Bertuzzi (TOR)Sean Couturier (PHI)Ryan McDonagh (NSH)
Blocked ShotsCam Fowler (ANA)Jake Walman (DET)Jamie Oleksiak (SEA)
Faceoff WinsChandler Stephenson (VGK)Tomas Hertl (SJS)Ryan Johansen (COL)
WinsVille Husso (DET)Antti Raanta (CAR)Joey Daccord (SEA)
Save %Adin Hill (VKG)Karel Vejmelka (ARI)Mackenzie Blackwood (SJS)
GAALogan Thompson (VGK)Jordan Binnington (STL)Spencer Martin (CBJ)


Thank you for reading!

*All information was gathered from Yahoo, ESPN, dailyfaceoff.com, and NHL.com.