Reid joins me once again to look at a few different topics.  I promise we kept the election talk to a minimum!  Partially because we needed a break from things.  Anyways, we start off by looking at the Jets explosion against the Stars, Connor McDavid vs. Sidney Crosby and the Kings dismantling the Maple Leafs.  Around the 21 minute mark, we focus on a bunch of different players debating whether or not they are holds or simply streamers.  We follow that up around the 33 minute mark by looking at the next tier below the questionable holds, namely guys who are debatable streamers.  We then do a quick breakdown of head to head goaltending strategy before finishing things up with The Three Point Challenge.  A bunch of people have been hitting it lately so we run through them and the current standings (posted below).  All of that and more in this week’s edition of the Razzball Hockey Podcast!

Current Three Point Challenge Leaders: Reid, Shitwolf, Vic with 2 each, Matt and Scott with 1 each

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Thursday’s Streamers -It’s the usual big slate tonight with 10 games on the docket.  Here are my top three streamers:

Patrick Eaves (6.1%) – Going back to the well.  A matchup with the Flames is perfect for Eaves who has 4 points in his last 4 games despite the struggles of the Stars.  Excellent spot to take advantage of.

Nino Niederreiter (14.6%) – While it’s far from a great matchup, Nino has moved up to the top line for a Minnesota team that has been playing some strong hockey.  I like his chances to produce with the minutes boost.

Nic Petan (0.0%) – I was going to go Kyle Connor (a solid streamer as well) but decided to go with Petan.  The minutes have been solid in his first three games getting power play time and centering the second line.  I picked Blake Wheeler to get three points so I’m doubling down hoping his center performs as well.  Don’t let me down guys!

Please put your Three Point Challenge picks in the section below along with any other questions and comments you have.  Matt’s Goalie Report will be out this afternoon so be sure to read that and I’ll be back on Friday morning with daily notes.  Take care!

  1. Saints says:
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    I cant find the new pod on itunes.
    Is this a general problem or just my problem ?

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      @Saints: General, I had same issue. Should be up within an hour from now.

      Edit: It’s updated for me already so you should have it.

  2. Man Of Steel says:
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    Hey Viz,

    I can’t play the podcast. When I to Itunes it’s not on there. Am I doing something wrong? I can find podcasts on Itunes just not the most recent one.

  3. Man Of Steel says:
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    found it thanks

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      @Man Of Steel: it wasn’t you, it was the case for everybody including me. All taken care of now

  4. Man Of Steel says:
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    One more move left for the week can get 3 games from a D or 2 from a F who plays Fri/Sun.
    Petry- LA, DET, @ CHI
    Dumba- @ PITT, @ PHI, @ OTT
    Rantanen- WPG, BOS
    Pearson-OTT, @WPG
    Shore- @ EDM, @ VAN

    PTS/PP PTS/SOG

    My thought is to take a shot at Rantanen, what do you think?

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      Hmm, I’d say either Rantanen and Pearson; you can go either way for me.

  5. Fungazi says:
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    Benn for 3 pnt. Boom!

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      I definitely like it, good luck!

  6. Scott says:
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    I’m picking Galchenyuk. This is the day he skates over 17 minutes!

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      @Scott: Sounds good, good luck!

  7. Scott says:
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    I’m falling behind in Shots and Goals. Would you recommend dropping any of these D’s for a Forward?

    Phaneuf
    Severson
    Ristolainen

    • Scott says:
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      Going down the list I see Palat, Fabbri, Parenteau are available.

      • Viz

        Viz says:
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        @Scott: I would definitely be fine dropping Phaneuf if you don’t need the PIM. With shots a need, I wouldn’t grab Fabbri right now and could go either Palat or Parenteau, it’s very similar.

  8. distant_station says:
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    Assuming they all start.. which 2 do I play?

    Rask vs Columbus
    Bobrovsky vs Boston
    Hellebyuck vs Arizona

    Play Rask vs Bob for the guaranteed win? I kind of like Hellebyuck to beat AZ

    • Viz

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      @distant_station: I think I would sit Bob actually. One, I’m not sure he will actually play on the back to back but I agree that I really like Hellboy’s chances to win, we talked about that on the podcast. Columbus on the road in Boston is far from ideal for Bob.

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      Viz says:
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      @distant_station: hope you went with my thoughts and what sounded like your instincts and you didn’t play Bob!

      • distant_station says:
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        @Viz: I did! Thanks for the back up! Had a great goalie week with those three: 9 starts, 9 wins, 1.65 GAA, .941 SV%, 2 SHO

        • Viz

          Viz says:
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          @distant_station: holy smokes that’s quite the week!

  9. Man Of Steel says:
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    Eaves for 3 point contest.

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      @Man Of Steel: Everyone going on the Stars and I can’t blame them one bit! Good lucl

  10. Shitwolf says:
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    Gonna go Bergeron Im feeling him right now

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      Nice spot with CBus on the back to back… good luck!

  11. Rob says:
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    I’m really bummed I can’t take Foligno! I’m going Ehlers for a three.

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      @Rob: Hahaha.. I like it, good luck!

  12. Jj says:
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    Hey Viz,

    Now that he’s back playing, is it a no brainer to drop Larkin for E.Kane? Other potential drops include Lucic, Hoffman, or Drouin

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      No i wouldn’t say that’s a no brainer, it depends on the category you’re looking for. Any chance you’d be able to trade Lucic for someone? Kane should be a better version of him. You could just drop Lucic but I feel like you’d be able to get something of value for him. I don’t know if you’ve watched Edmonton at all but he looks shot

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