Hot Pucking Stacks
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie
Where do we begin? Hockey is hockey but not much trumps the NFL Divisional weekend. There seems to be an actual football hangover today! I am sure several folks have actual hangovers, but I am speaking about the emotional side of the weekend.
We must press on! As I have said hockey is hockey. If you love the NHL as much as I do then everyday is fantastic! When I say “press on” I mean the content must go on! Not trying to force NHL DFS on anybody but, someone must do it! As the season begins to unfold so will the new followers of ice hockey.
Let us turn our attention to todays NHL slate. Ten games in total and the first puck drop is at 12p EST right here in Detroit! Have fun and as always do not be afraid to mix-and-match these lines!
Let us look at my six favorite stacks!
Columbus Blue Jackets power play 1
Pierre-Luc Dubois PP1 & L1
Nick Foligno PP1 & L3
Oliver Bjorkstrand PP1 & L1
Cam Atkinson P1 & L2
Seth Jones (D) PP1 & L1
Looking at this stack you will notice all players skate together on the first power play unit. While you also get exposure to CBJ’s top-3 lines! The Blue Jackets are projected to score 2.9 goals and are a 64.3% favorite to win.
Toronto Maple Leafs 1
Joe Thornton L1 & PP1
Auston Matthews L1 & PP1
Mitch Marner L1 & PP1
Get used to seeing Toronto in this article all season. In terms of todays slate the Maple Leaves are projected to score 3.5 goals and are 61.5% favorites to win. These three skaters are high end in terms of pricing but there are several ways to build around TOR1 tonight.
Calgary Flames 1
Matthew Tkachuk L1 & PP1
Elias Lindholm L1 & PP1
Dillon Dube L1 & PP2
With the Flames tonight you are getting a disciplined line with exposure to the first power play unit. Calgary is projected to score 3.2 goals and a 60% chance to win tonight on home ice.
Minnesota Wild 2
Marcus Johansson L2 & PP2
Nick Bonino L2 & PP2
Kevin Fiala L2 & PP1
The Wild’s second line is in a good spot tonight vs the Anaheim Ducks. The OVER has gone over in 4 of MIN last 5 games. They are projected to score 2.8 goals and have a 57.5% chance to win tonight. They are also a cheaper stack and allows us to roster the more expensive team stacks!
Montreal Canadians 2
Jonathan Drouin L2 & PP1
Nick Suzuki L2 & PP1
Josh Anderson L2 & PP2
The Habs travel to Edmonton tonight to face off against the high-flying Oilers. The o/u in this one sits at 6.5 goals and I want all pieces of it. MTL is projected to score 3.2 goals while EDM is projected the same. The game can be sliced right down the middle in all phases. In turn, I am going to take the cheap action and stack MTL2 as they will not matched up against the EDM1 line of Connor McDavid and Leon Draissaitl.
St. Louis Blues 2
Jaden Schwartz L2 & PP2
Brayden Schenn L2 & PP1
Jordan Kyrou L2
The Blues host San Jose tonight and are projected to score 3.2 goals with a 64.9% chance to win. Everything is pointing to the Blues tonight so who am I to argue? The Blues second line is better than their first in terms of seasonal stats. Stack STL2 as they are a touch cheaper than STL1.
It is an exciting time friend! As the NHL season starts to heat up so will Hot Pucking stacks!
Here are some sample lines I am going to be using. Keep in mind these are for entertainment purposes only.
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