Tonight’s NHL slate features a total of 12 games and a 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT roster lock.
UPDATE (2:40 PM ET): I actually somewhat also like NJ2 today, but would limit it to a Gusev/Coleman ministack or Gusev/Coleman with a D (take your pick).
Additional Stacks I’m considering: NJ2, TB1, FLA1, CHI3 (Strome, Debrincat with Boqvist)
Additional Values I’m considering: Daniel Sprong, Craig Smith, Erik Haula
Goalies I am interested in for my GPP lineups include: Blackwood, Shesterkin, Samsonov, Bernier, Gibson, Kivlenieks, and Crawford
I’ve received a few comments asking me why I have so many lines listed in my GPP articles. You have to understand that when you have 12 games going on, that means there’s 24 teams, and with most teams offering about three playable lines, that’s 72 different lines that anyone can pair up for their lineups. I definitely try to narrow it down, and if I can help it, I am definitely highlighting various reasons why I want to be in on a line. Remember, anything can happen. Even the best and most chalky lines can end up being a DUD, and that’s why game theory is a big deal too. You’re going to give yourself more leverage by rostering a line that isn’t highly owned, but you’re also probably taking on more risk. It’s no coincidence that you tend to see the same lines have the highest ownership.
Let’s get things rolling with our charts…
First, here is the standard “PACE OF PLAY” chart that takes Corsi/60 and adds it together with Corsi Allowed/60 at 5v5 play over the last two weeks.
And lastly, here’s one of my favorite things to look at, and that’s “VOLUME OF QUALITY CHANCES” at 5v5 play, which takes High-Danger Scoring Chances/60 and adds it together with High-Danger Scoring Chances Allowed/60 over the last two weeks.
Elite Fantasy NHL Content Schedule (Main Slates Only)
- 2-3 games (Cheatsheet only)
- 4 games (Cheatsheet and GPP Article)
- 5+ games (Cheatsheet, Cash Game Breakdown, and GPP Article)
- Sundays until NFL finishes up (Cheatsheet only)
Please be sure to keep track of the LINES (who plays with who) and goalie confirmations (who are the starting goalies). Here are the resources I recommend to keep an eye on any developments:
This information comes straight from writers who follow each of the NHL teams closely. If anything important ever comes up, they are surely the first to know and will know earlier than any DFS or NHL website. Following this list will make it easier for you to keep an eye on all types of changes throughout the day (e.g. line changes, goalie confirmations, and late scratches).
If a goalie gets confirmed as the starter throughout the day, this is where you’ll want to go to make sure they are locked in.
This resource is very good to check on line combinations from the previous game and the projected lines for the next game. Be aware that lines may update as they come in, so if a team holds a morning skate, there’s a good chance that the lines that are updated from the morning skate are going to be used in that night’s game.
MAIN SLATE (12 GAMES – 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT lock)
*Stacks are now listed in order of projected ownership (chalky to not chalky)
- COL1: Gabriel Landeskog/Nathan MacKinnon/Joonas Donskoi
- Possible add-on: Cale Makar or Ian Cole
- WSH1: Alex Ovechkin/Nicklas Backstrom/Tom Wilson
- Possible add-on: John Carlson
- BOS1: David Pastrnak/Patrice Bergeron/Brad Marchand
- Possible add-on: Torey Krug
- CAR1: Nino Niederreiter/Sebastian Aho/Teuvo Teravainen
- Possible add-on: Dougie Hamilton
- WSH2: Jakub Vrana/Evgeny Kuznetsov/T.J. Oshie
- Possible add-on: John Carlson or Dmitry Orlov
- STL1: Zach Sanford/Ryan O’Reilly/David Perron
- Possible add-on: Alex Pietrangelo
- CHI2: Patrick Kane/Ryan Carpenter/Dylan Sikura
- Possible add-on: Adam Boqvist
- VGK2: Max Pacioretty/Chandler Stephenson/Mark Stone
- Possible add-on: Shea Theodore
- NYR1: Artemi Panarin/Ryan Strome/Jesper Fast
- Possible add-on: Anthony DeAngelo or Adam Fox
- CGY1: Matthew Tkachuk/Elias Lindholm/Andrew Mangiapane
- Possible add-on: Mark Giordano or Noah Hanifin
- STL2: Jaden Schwartz/Brayden Schenn/Jordan Kyrou
- Possible add-on: Alex Pietrangelo or Vince Dunn
- ANA1: Adam Henrique/Ryan Getzlaf/Daniel Sprong
- Possible add-on: Cam Fowler
- CBJ1: Sonny Milano/Boone Jenner/Nick Foligno
- Possible add-on: Zach Werenski or Seth Jones
- DET2: Filip Zadina and the other forward not named Val Filppula
- Possible add-on: Mike Green
- I may add notes throughout the day, but all I can promise you is that these stacks are going to all be in my consideration set.
- Colorado’s top line absolutely dominated the Islanders but just couldn’t put one past Varlamov last night. It’s difficult to picture them not rebounding against Igor Shesterkin tonight.
- Chicago’s 2nd line will be placed in favorable situations at home. You can also consider a hybrid stack that includes Kane, Boqvist, and the Chicago power-play.
- Definitely wanting to get some leverage with the Panarin line against Colorado. Ultimately, Colorado is on a back-to-back after a hard fought game against the Islanders, and Panarin’s line has been on point with two guys in Strome and Fast who many will overlook.
- Not sure what the hell happened on Sunday against the Predators, but Adam Henrique’s phenomenal game might have influenced Nashville’s coaching changes.
- Milano played with Jenner and Foligno in the last two periods of last night’s game against the Kings.
STAND-ALONE VALUE OPTIONS
*Some lineups just need value. If you’re rostering an expensive stack, you will undoubtedly need some value plays scattered throughout your lineup. Most of these plays are also cash game viable.
- Lars Eller, C
- T. Compher, C
- Sonny Milano, W
- Craig Smith, W
- Ilya Kovalchuk, W
- Blake Coleman, W
- Damon Severson, D
- Michael Matheson, D (DK only)
- More will be added later in the day