I didn’t expect to be writing about Adin Hill this year, but here we are.  The Coyotes netminder stopped 25 of 26 shots in the 2-1 win over the Kings on Tuesday night.  that means Hill has allowed 2 goals in his past 4 games.  Antti Raanta is close to returning, but the 22 year old is showing some upside for dynasty leagues.  If you’re desperate for goaltending, I wouldn’t mind streaming Hill if he starts Thursday against the Caps.  The Coyotes are playing well lately and Hill looks to be a prime hot schmotato.  Let’s take a look at what else happened over the last two nights:

Nikita Kucherov – Goal and three assists with two shots and two PIM Monday, four shots on Tuesday.  Kucherov has really picked it up after a slow start.  Just as expected.

Brayden Point – Goal and two assists with two shots Monday, one shot on Tuesday.  Point has been fabulous.  You could make a reasonable argument that he’s surpassed Stamkos as their second best forward.

Ryan McDonagh – Two assists with two PIM Monday, two shots on Tuesday.  McDonagh is worth holding now.  Even though Hedman is back, Sergachev’s struggles have opened up McDonagh’s opportunity.

Steven Stamkos – Goal and an assist with two PIM Monday, goal on four shots Tuesday.  He’s a bit behind last year’s pace offensively, mostly because of the assists, but Stamkos has been solid.

Louis Domingue – 26 saves on 27 shots in the 5-1 win over the Devils.  He didn’t start Tuesday for the first time since Vasilevskiy went down, but look for him to start nearly every game until Vas is back.

Mathieu Joseph – Two goals and an assist with three shots over two games.  He’s playing with Stamkos at the moment making him a middling streamer.

Pekka Rinne – 21 saves on 22 shots in the 2-1 win over the Sabres.  Is 1.81/.935 with 12 wins in 18 games good?  Asking for a guy named Rinne.

Sam Reinhart – Two goals and an assist with five shots over two games.  Reinhart is hotter than a pistol right now and should be owned in all formats.

Jack Eichel – Two goals on fourteen shots.  Eichel has been amazing all season long.  It was only a matter of time for the goals to start coming in and they’re starting to.  He’s a borderline top 10 player.

Rasmus Ristolainen – Two assists with five shots.  Risto is playing aggressively and it’s paying off with 8 points in his last 9 games.  Look for him to be around 50 points come season’s end.

Brett Ritchie – Goal and an assist with two shots.  He had one point in 14 games before this so Ritchie is an easy pass.

Mattias Janmark – Two assists with a shot.  Tough season for Janmark to this point.  It’ll take a big turn for the better for Janmark to be worth consideration.

Anton Khudobin – 28 saves on 29 shots in the 4-1 win over the Oilers.  Ben Bishop‘s return on Saturday has relegated Khudobin to being a solid streamer depending on the matchup.

Connor Hellebuyck – 27 saves on 28 shots in the 3-1 win over the Islanders.  Hellboy has really been struggling lately, but I’d try to buy low if possible.  The team in front of him is so good and he’s no slouch himself.

Patric Hornqvist – Hat trick and an assist with eight shots.  Hornqvist went nuts in the third period scoring his goals in less than a three minute span.  Hornqvist is having one of the best seasons of his career.  The penalty minutes aren’t there, but the goals and shot rate are great.

Evgeni Malkin – Goal and an assist with two shots.  Just stay healthy!

Kris Letang – Two assists with three shots and two PIM.  Much like Malkin, just stay healthy!  Letang has been an absolute monster across the board this year.

Roberto Luongo – 33 save shutout.  Luongo has been great this season when he’s been available to play.  Here’s to hoping he can stay on the ice.

Jonathan Huberdeau – Goal and two assists with four shots.  The big guns on the Panthers killed it Tuesday, with Aleksander Barkov dishing three assists, Keith Yandle dishing two, and Mike Hoffman finding two more goals.  The top guys on Florida have been good to great all season long and should continue to do so.

Sergei Bobrovsky – 18 saves on 26 shots in 46 minutes before getting pulled in the 9-6 loss to the Flames.  This game was absolutely bonkers with little to no defense being played.  Bob was hung out to dry and he couldn’t come up with any big saves.  I’m still a big fan going forward and would lean towards buying low if you can.

Cam Atkinson – Hat trick on five shots.  So many hat tricks on Tuesday.  Atkinson has been great this year as he’s pushing towards the league lead in goals.

Johnny Gaudreau – Two goals and two assists as did Sean Monahan.  All of the big guns for Calgary had at least two points, and I don’t really have much to add about any of them.  They’re all very good and should be owned everywhere.  They also make for a nice GPP stack no matter the matchup with their upside.

Auston Matthews – Two goals and an assist with five shots.  Matthews is over a goal per game on the season, which I’ll go out on a limb and say is good.

Jake Gardiner – Goal and an assist.  He’s very bottom end at this point.  I would lean towards leaving him on the waiver wire, but I’m okay with owning him depending on team needs.

Frans Nielsen – Hat trick on four shots.  Nielsen has been piling up assists this season, but had only one goal before this game.  He’s a bottom end streamer.

Gustav Nyquist – Two goals on seven shots.  He moved onto Dylan Larkin‘s (2A, 3 SOG, 2 PIM) wing for this game and looked great.  Nyquist has 23 points in 28 games with a solid shot rate.  I think he should be held at this point but it’s close.

Andreas Athanasiou – Two assists with two shots and two PIM.  Athanasiou has been great and should be owned everywhere.  Never expected this many Red Wings to be held this season but their top guys are taking advantage of their big minutes.

Jonathan Drouin – Goal and two assists with three shots.  Drouin has 11 points in his last 10 games with a great shot rate.  Even the PIM have been very good.  Drouin should set new career highs across the board with ease.

Max Domi – Two goals and an assist with four shots and four PIM.  Domi had slowed down quite a bit before this game.  I still would try to sell high if I had Domi.

Mikael Granlund – Two assists with a shot.  Granlund is over a point per game while being a bit over two shots per game.  As long as that shot rate lasts, he’ll be a borderline top 50 guy.

Jakub Vrana – Two goals, both from Brett Connolly.  They’re both on the second line right now making them decent streamers.

Nate Schmidt – Two goals and an assist with four shots.  He’s started slow this season, but I still consider Schmidt right on the fringe.  The low shot rate makes me lean towards leaving him on the waiver wire, but it’s much closer than his stats suggest.

Cody Eakin – Goal and an assist with two shots.  As long as he keeps this role, Eakin is a middling streamer.

Oscar Lindberg – Two assists with three shots.  Injuries have derailed Lindberg’s last couple seasons.  There is a little bit of upside here, but he’s nowhere near worth owning at the moment.

Wednesday Streamers:

Jordan Staal – He’s centering Aho and Teravainen right now which makes him a strong option by default, let alone in a three game slate.

Alex Chiasson – He’s been playing with McJesus, who will be back for this game.  Chiasson is scoring plenty lately, so he’s a strong option on this small slate.

Daniel Sprong – I’ll gamble on him in his Ducks debut against a defensive mess in Chicago.

That’s all for now guys.  I should be back on Friday recapping the action for 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. Paul says:

    Hill or Kinkaid ROS? Thank you!

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      @Paul: Probably Kinkaid because he should get the majority of starts while Hill won’t, assuming Raanta gets back soon and plays well.

  2. Bobby Bailor says:

    I just gave up gave up Skinner to get Victor Hedman.
    I’m getting ribbed for giving too much, but figured that I’m selling high on Skinner.
    Your opinion ?
    I’ll have to drop a D man: Morrissey, Ekblad, or Larsson ?
    (our league counts Points, +/-, PIM, ATOI, SOG, Hits, PPP)

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      @Bobby Bailor: I don’t mind it, although I feel good about Skinner getting to around 45 goals given his start. Hedman is damn good though. This should be Larsson in a heartbeat, but the only thing giving me pause is that Morrissey missed his last game. Considering it was a late scratch, I assume he’ll be back very soon so I’d dump Larsson.

  3. Oliver says:

    What are you thinking about Dubnyk? Was that the worst stretch of his year or was it a sign of things to come? I’m hoping that last night was the turn he needed to make to get back on track.

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      @Oliver: I’ve always been a fan and think that will be his worst stretch. He might have another bad one at some point ROS, but I assume he’ll work his way back up towards the .918 he’s been 2 of the last 3 years.

  4. Saints says:

    Hay viz great stuff,
    I still miss your podcast a lot.
    What Do you think about josephs long term value ? Hes still pretty young.
    You could have mentioned that dadonov was demoted to the 2nd line and with trocheck out thats a huge downgrade… if i can i would try to sell high.
    In my dnyasty im very deep at C (Scheifele,McKinnon,Schenn, trocheck, Mittlestadt, Barzal, Kempe) and pretty weak at LW with Hits and Blocks included im thinking about making a move. I thought about offerin barzal for brady Tkachuk. Your thoughts ?

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      @Saints: Thanks Saints! Hope all is well. I might start putting out short 15-20 minutes of just myself at some point, still trying to figure it out. Can’t find a time that works for Reid and I both to record.

      Joseph probably ends up a third liner who could move up the lineup if the team needs him to. I don’t see big upside, but if he stays on Tampa, he’ll probably stay a streamer (probably towards the good end) for a while. Who knows though, other Tampa guys have taken off unexpectedly.

      Yeah, I would probably sell high if you could.

      I like that trade idea with hits being included in your league.

  5. fleeced says:

    What are your thoughts on Dustin Brown ROS? Where would you rank him against Zucker Hornqvist and Zibanejad? Non banger league

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      @fleeced: I would put him last fairly easily. I know he’s started off well but he’s shooting an unsustainable percentage and the PIM aren’t there. He has some value, but those other three guys are clear holds to me and all probably top 100 guys.

  6. surfer dude says:

    Hi Viz, 10 tm h2h pts, for ROS – I have no extra D-men (just weekly starters), Charlie McAvoy is available, would you drop any of these Fs for him: Mika Zibanejad, Max Pacioretty. Brady Tkachuk, Timo Meier?
    Also, drop any of the above for Sam Reinhart?

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      @surfer dude: Hey surfer dude, I think I would hold with what you have. If you can let me know your categories again, I can say definitively, but odds are I’d hold.

  7. dubjay says:

    Hey Viz,
    So I finally got a little help in the goaltending dept. Picked up C.Hutton for D.Larkin in a standard yahoo roto league. Pretty happy with that. Now if I can get Dubnyk to get back to his early season form and Raanta to come back strong, I may just be ok.

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      @dubjay: Excellent! I do expect those guys to bounce back, especially Dubnyk. Fingers crossed!

  8. Chris says:

    Marchand & Atkinson
    B: Stone, Tara, Dadonov

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      @Chris: What player would A have to drop in order to add the extra guy to his roster? That makes a fairly big difference here because the value is pretty close. Let me know Chris and I’ll give you a clear answer.

  9. Jumponit says:

    Would you pick up Adin Hill in 16 team H2H? I have Bishop and Quick. Really would be a replacement for Quick – what do you think about him?

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      @Jumponit: I wouldn’t go that far, Hill is more of a temporary thing. Outright cutting Quick in a 16 teamer seems like a mistake, even though I’ve never been much of a fan.

  10. Shitwolf says:

    Dubnyk stinks… on my do not draft list after today haha

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