I’ll be honest, David Krejci has always been a Guy to me.  Not a guy, not a GUY, just a guy.  I even cut him on Thursday morning to stream a goalie, proof that I am human.  Krejci scored a hat trick on Thursday, scoring on all three of his shots in the 8-4 win over Pittsburgh.  That brings him to 14+19 on the season in 44 games.  He doesn’t quite need that pace to be fantasy worthy, but it’s close because his PIM and SOG are well below average.  In a 12’er, I probably lean towards holding but it’s super close.  Shallower, he’s a streamer, deeper it’s an easy hold.  His playoff schedule is also great so use that to your advantage.  Let’s take a look at what else happened over the last two nights:

Antti Niemi – 27 saves on 28 shots in the 3-1 win over the Islanders.  Faith, I still have none in Niemi going forward.

Jonathan Drouin – Goal and an assist.  Another massive disappointment, Drouin is a streamer in standard 12’ers.

Jason Pominville – Goal and an assist with seven shots.  It was his first goal in almost two months so Pommy is a hard pass.

Chad Johnson – 21 saves on 22 shots in the 2-1 OT win over Tampa.  We knows OchoCinco is bipolar this season, what I don’t get is how Buffalo allowed only 22 shots against Tampa.  Minor miracles.

Carter Hutton – 35 saves on 36 shots in the 2-1 win over Detroit.  I’ve received a bunch of Hutton questions lately, and it’s simple.  Do you need help immediately?  Then cut him.  Can you be patient?  Then hold tight.

Mikael Backlund – Goal and an assist with three shots.  Solid streamer, especially if you need a penalty minute boost.

Nathan MacKinnon – Goal and an assist with eight shots.  If he’s not the MVP, then he’s top three at the least.  What a beast.

Blake Comeau – Two assists as did Carl Soderberg.  Fu*** given?  Zero.

Tyson Barrie – Goal and an assist with two shots.  I’d lean towards but I understand if you can’t stomach the plus-minus.

Ryan Spooner – Three assists with a shot.  SPOONMAN!!! Elite streamer down the stretch.

Kevin Hayes – Two goals on three shots.  Also a solid to great streamer.

Vladislav Namestnikov – Goal and an assist with three shots in his Rangers debut.  Names is an elite streamer in the short term until we determine how good he is for the Blueshirts.

Neal Pionk – Two assists with a shot.  Very nice option in deep dynasties but not enough short term value for 12’er redrafts.

Bo Horvat – Goal and tow assists with five shots playing almost 23 minutes.  Dr. Bo cutting up the opposition!  Great option down the stretch and going forward.

Daniel Sedin – Goal and an assist with six shots.  Benning is talking about how the Sedins need to leave for the Canucks to move on and prosper.  What a bunch of B.S.  Both Sedins have thrived in a minimized role this season, no reason why that can’t continue.

Brendan Leipsic – Two assists with seven shots with two PIM.  Some prospect guys like his upside more than me so I’m monitoring him closely.  You can stream him in deep leagues but that’s it for now.

Brock Boeser – Two goals on six shots.  Barzal has pulled away for the Calder, but most seasons Boeser would be the winner, so don’t take away what he’s done this year.

Olli Maataa – Two goals on three shots with four penalty minutes.  Not enough here currently for standard leagues but Maataa is still only 23 so I’m not giving up going forward.

Evgeni Malkin – Two assists with two shots and four PIM.  He has simply been a machine for months.  Just stay healthy!

Phil Kessel – Goal and an assist with three shots.  That Primanti Bros. has been fueling Phil all season!

David Pastrnak – Two goals and an assist with five shots and two PIM.  I don’t need to list every Bruins who had a good game when the team scored eight goals against Pitt.  Let’s just say Pastrnak is probably a first round pick in dynasties and while he hasn’t been flashy this year, Pasta has been steady all season.

Cam Ward – 21 saves on 22 shots in the 4-1 win over Philly.  Faith, I still have none in Ward.

Justin Williams – Two goals and an assist.  He’s a great streamer right now.

Sebastian Aho – Goal and an assist with three shots.  Superman, that Aho!  I don’t know if I anyone can call him a sleeper for next season, but Aho seems like he’s on the verge of a massive breakout next year.  Like top 50 player who will stay there for the better part of a decade.

Patrick Maroon – Two assists with three shots and five PIM in his Devils debut.  Maroon is an elite streamer with upside from there.

Aleksander Barkov – Two goals on four shots.  22 year old who keeps getting better.  Real life, he looks like he’ll be a top 10-15 player eventually.  Fantasy?  I’d say around 2oth but who knows, maybe that will improve too.

Evgenii Dadonov – Two assists with two shots.  This season has gone almost exactly as planned.  At least for this writer who ranked him much higher than ADP.

J.T. Miller – Two assists with two shots.  I’d lean towards holding Miller but he’s right on the fringe.

Anthony Cirelli – Goal and an assist.  Congrats to Cirelli for his NHL debut but it’ll take more for me to stream him.

Tyler Seguin – Two goals and an assist with nine shots.  Seguin is really heating up right now and should continue to be a top 20 player down the stretch for the Stars.

Connor McDavid – Goal and an assist with two shots and two PIM.  He’s so hot that it might burn a hole into Earth but it doesn’t matter because Chiarelli messed up their entire offseason.  McJesus is still as good as it gets.

Viktor Arvidsson – Two goals on seven shots, both assisted by Filip Forsberg.  Arvy has been killing it for the entire second half and Forsberg is starting to get rolling.  They’re the best two forwards going forward for Smashville depending on how you feel about Tolvanen.

Max Domi – Three assists with a shot.  I was hoping he’d be traded at the deadline for Domi to get a restart.  Regardless, I’m still a big fan in dynasties.

Joe Pavelski – Two goals on five shots.  Calling him hot is the understatement of the century.  I declared him a massively declining asset and Little Joe has caught fire.

Christian Folin – Three assists.  And there’s your annual Christian Folin update!

Alex Iafallo – Two goals with two PIM.  Bottom end streamer for this season but it could get better going forward.

That’s all for now everyone.  I’ll be back on Monday recapping all of the weekend’s action.  As always, feel free to ask any questions or leave any comments below.  Thanks for reading, enjoy your weekend!

  1. Dadonov is clicking with Barkov. 12 points in the last nine games. He’s on a hot streak, next to a superstar, on a surging team that plays 10 games in the next three weeks. I have Huberdeau. he had a multi-point game 2/27, but he has been relatively cold since mid February. Also, Huberdeau is LW only and Dadonov is RW, LW in ESPN, so more flexibility. I have 4 LW & 3 RW right now. Should a make that move Viz?

    • Viz

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      @madden_curser: I’m good with making the switch. They should be similar players over a full season, so might as well grab Dadonov while he’s hot

  2. LG Hockey says:
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    Viz,

    Considering some last minute trades (including draft picks) before the playoffs. Standard categories and 6 player keeper so a round 7 draft pick is actually a first round pick.

    Current keepers: Kucherov, Scheifele, Hedman, Pastrnak, Hellebucyk, Ghost

    Other keeper options on my team : Gibson, Reilly Smith, Marchsseault, Josi, Bergeron, Trocheck

    Someone offered my first round draft pick for Tkachuk – he would fit nice for my playoff run as I need PIMS but don’t think he would slide into my top 6 keepers so hurts me next year.

    What do you think of the deal and any suggestions on my keepers?

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Viz

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      @LG Hockey: I would probably do that move and keep him over Ghost, but that’s super close and a keeper decision you can worry about later. Regardless, I think I would make that move to solidify your push to win this year, especially if you can make offseason trades for draft picks with your leftover guys you can’t keep, because that’s a lot of options.

  3. Jump on it says:
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    Thanks Viz – do you know how long Kucherov is out for? Really need him right now. Someone’s offering me P Kane for Kucherov since he’s out – you think it’s worth it?

    • Viz

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      @Jump on it: He might be back next game, if not really soon, so I’d hold tight

  4. Bobbyboom says:
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    good stuff Viz!

    3 stars of the night for Friday?

    Almost had Sasha last night but apparently hed rather twiddle thumbs instead of layup for the en hatty… tilting!

    My pick: I really wanna say Barzal, Getzlaf or Boeser but im going with Laine

    • Viz

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      @Bobbyboom: Thanks! Very tilting haha. I think the Flames are going to come out pissed, so I like Tkachuk and the crew a lot tonight. Marchessault and the other top guys on Vegas, plus Jets obviously. Lot of lopsided matchups tonight

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    haha holy mrazek got lit up this week… I don’t really have any faith starting him next week vs some of the best offenses…

    would you still roll mrazek? I have dubnyk and bishop…

    My other question is do you think Tyler Johnson is hurt? his minutes are down since being dtd and production isn’t there… he is currently on My IR so I will have to make a choice at some point.

    There isn’t anything special on the WW so I would be streaming from this spot.

    Thanks buddy 😊.

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      @Shitwolf:

      don’t worry about it viz! I want to go hard on the streamers. so I dropped both to set up a nice schedule next week I start by out numbering my opponent 8 skaters to 3 on Monday 😊. I think the core of my team is the best in my league so I think if I use my bottom 3 roster spots on streams I can win the extra cats with ease… hope you had a good weekend bye for now!

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