This will be the last hold/stream list of the season as we’re about a month away from the end of the regular season. My plan is to start working on the Playoff Manifesto on Tuesday with the hopes of having it ready on Friday for everybody. Per usual, there will be notes in the list where necessary. Assume a 12 team league and I’m holding the starting goalie only unless noted. Let’s get to it!
Hold: Terry, Zegras
Stream: Fowler, Shattenkirk, Drysdale
I don’t much to do with Anaheim at the moment.
Hold: Keller, Schmaltz, Gostisbehere
Stream: Crouse, Vejmelka
If your league includes hits, obviously hold Lawson Crouse. I wouldn’t hold Karel Vejmelka, but he has huge upside in a single game, so in good matchups, I don’t mind taking the swing.
Hold: Marchand, Pastrnak, Bergeron, Hall, McAvoy, Swayman, Ullmark
Stream: DeBrusk, Lindholm, Smith, Coyle, Grzcelyk
Swayman is an automatic hold, but I lean towards holding Linus Ullmark still. I can’t imagine Boston running Swayman into the ground going into the playoffs so Ullmark should get a fair amount of work, and he’s won 20 of 31 starts.
Hold: Thompson, Skinner, Tuch, Dahlin
Stream: Mittelstadt, Krebs, Cozens, Olofsson, Okposo, Anderson
For those of you in deep leagues, Casey Mittelstadt is currently on the first power play unit which gives him a nice boost.
Hold: Tkachuk, Gaudreau, Lindholm, Mangiapane, Toffoli, Andersson
Stream: Coleman, Backlund, Dube, Hanifin, Kylington
Noah Hanifin is firmly on the fringe and can be held based on team needs.
Hold: Aho, Teravainen, Svechnikov, DeAngelo, Slavin
Stream: Jarvis, Trocheck, Necas, Niederreiter, Kotkaniemi, Domi, Skjei
Hold: Kane, DeBrincat, Strome, Jones
Stream: Raddysh, Toews, Kubalik, Gustafsson, Lankinen
Dylan Strome has been on a tear playing with Kane and DeBrincat which is enough to make him a hold. Kevin Lankinen is the #1 right now. He’s been awful most of the season, but been okay since MAF was traded. It’s risky, but most goalies can get hot over a month.
Hold: MacKinnon, Rantanen, Kadri, Nichushkin, Makar, Toews
Stream: Burakovsky, Newhook, Francouz
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Hold: Laine, Werenski
Stream: Bjorkstrand, Roslovic, Voracek, Bean
Hold: Robertson, Hintz, Pavelski, Klingberg
Stream: Seguin, Namestnikov, Gurianov, Lindell
DETROIT RED WINGS
Hold: Larkin, Bertuzzi, Seider
Stream: Raymond, Vrana, Hronek
I can go either way on Lucas Raymond and Jakub Vrana. If you want to hold, I have no problem.
Hold: McDavid, Draisaitl, RNH, Kane, Yamamoto, Hyman, Barrie, Nurse
Stream: Puljujarvi, Bouchard
The one I’m most torn on here is Kailer Yamamoto. I’m holding for now, but RNH’s return takes Yamamoto off PP1 which is a big hit. It’s worth monitoring over the next couple games.
Hold: Barkov, Huberdeau, Giroux, Reinhart, Duclair, Marchment, Weegar
Stream: Bennett, Verhaeghe, Montour, Knight
LOS ANGELES KINGS
Hold: Kopitar, Arvidsson, Kempe, Durzi
Stream: Danault, Iafallo, Moore, Kaliyev, Byfield, Petersen
With Doughty out, Sean Durzi is doing enough for me to hold him. The minutes are through the roof.
Hold: Kaprizov, Hartman, Zuccarello, Fiala, Spurgeon, MAF, Talbot
Stream: Boldy, Gaudreau, JEE, Foligno
Matthew Boldy has really cooled off making him a streamer. For now, I’m still holding Cam Talbot. I can’t imagine the Wild running MAF into the ground in the regular season with their playoff ambitions.
Hold: Caufield, Suzuki
Stream: Anderson, Hoffman, Romanov
Hold: Forsberg, Duchene, Josi
Stream: Johansen, Jeannot, Granlund, Tolvanen
NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Hold: Hughes, Bratt, Hischier, Hamilton, Severson
Stream: Sharangovich, Tatar, Wood
Could we finally be getting the offensive breakout from Nico Hischier? He’s on fire at the moment so I’m holding for now, but Devils fans have to be salivating thinking of Hughes/Hischier going forward.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Hold: Nelson, Barzal, Dobson, Varlamov, Sorokin
Stream: Lee, Wahlstrom, Beauvillier, Palmieri, Pulock
I’m giving Mathew Barzal some benefit of the doubt. I have no shares myself, but I have no problem letting him go if you do have him.
NEW YORK RANGERS
Hold: Kreider, Zibanejad, Panarin, Strome, Fox, Trouba
Stream: Vatrano, Copp, Lafreniere, Chytil
Frank Vatrano has looked excellent on the first line since his arrival in New York. He’s in the elite streamer category.
Hold: Tkachuk, Batherson, Norris
Stream: Stutzle, Formenton, Brown, White, Brannstrom
Stream: Atkinson, Konecny, Hayes, JVR, Farabee, Provorov
Cam Atkinson is on the fringe for me now. It’s not that I’m opposed to using Philly guys, but they’re a mess right now.
Hold: Crosby, Guentzel, Rust, Malkin, Letang
Stream: Rodrigues, Rakell, Carter
Rickard Rakell is playing with Malkin now so he could turn into a hold pretty fast. Evan Rodrigues is back with Crosby, but the lack of PP1 time means he won’t get back to where he was earlier in the season.
SAN JOSE SHARKS
Hold: Meier, Hertl, Karlsson, Burns
Stream: Barabanov, Kahkonen
Stream: McCann, Eberle, Gourde, Donato, Soucy
With Giordano out of the fold, Vince Dunn is an easy hold for me. Big fan of his game when he gets the opportunity.
ST. LOUIS BLUES
Hold: Perron, Tarasenko, Kyrou, Thomas, Buchnevich, Faulk
Stream: RoR, Schenn, Saad, Leddy
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Hold: Kucherov, Point, Stamkos, Hedman, Sergachev
Stream: Killorn, Cirelli, Palat, Hagel
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Hold: Matthews, Marner, Tavares, Nylander, Rielly, Giordano
Stream: Bunting, Kerfoot, Mikheyev, Kallgren
I would really like Toronto to give Colin Blackwell a bigger role, but for now, he can’t be used on the fourth line.
Hold: Miller, Pettersson, Horvat, Hughes
Stream: Boeser, Pearson, Garland, OEL
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
Hold: Eichel, Marchessault, Stephenson, Theodore, Pietrangelo
Stream: Dadonov, Karlsson, Thompson
I’m kind of bullish on Chandler Stephenson right now. On a team struggling, he’s playing great hockey. If you’re in anything with 10+ people, you kind of have to stick it out with Shea Theodore.
Hold: Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, Wilson, Carlson
Stream: Oshie, Mantha, Backstrom, Johansson, Sheary, Orlov, Samsonov
Hold: Connor, Dubois, Wheeler, Scheifele, Ehlers, Morrissey
Stream: Stastny, Pionk
With Morrissey on a massive tear, I’m putting Neal Pionk on the fringe and lean towards leaving him on the wire. Can go either way here though.
Three Point Challenge: We will do Tuesday’s games per usual. You can’t take McDavid, Draisaitl, Gaudreau, Huberdeau, Tkachuk, Connor, Matthews, Kaprizov, Miller, Kadri, or Josi. I’ll take Barkov against the Canadiens.
That’s all for now guys. I’ll be back on Wednesday recapping the action of 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!