By now you should all know smaller after hours slates are my absolute favorite! Tonight at 9pm there is a three game after hours slate.
CAR @ ARZ 9P
NSH @ CGY 9P
SJ @ EDM 930P
Its too juicy and I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to share it with all of you!
The key for tonight is stacking Edmonton. Problem is, every other person tonight knows that too. So we need to get crafty and a little sneaky with what teams we stack with Edmonton tonight.
So lets dig in and find some players and opposing lines that will get us over that hump!
Sam Gagner L1
Connor McDavid L1 & PP1
Josh Archibald L1
Statistically speaking the Oilers second line is much better. Only reason why Edmonton 1 plays so well is because of Connor. Kid is ridiculous. Gagner and Archibald are stupid cheap but their upside only goes so far. They skate with Connor on the first line but do not play on either power play. My strategy tonight is all about the right combo of Oilers. I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t mention EDM1 but there is more to the story here…
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins L2 & PP1
Leon Draisaitl L2 & PP1
Kailer Yamamoto L2 & PP1
Now we’re talking, these are the three skaters you want in your lines tonight. Throw in Connor and it’s a cant miss stack. Only problem which I mention early is ownership. Edmonton skaters are going to be extremely high owned. That’s ok, in cash games that’s what you want. Keep pace with the crowd then add in a wild card to push you ahead of the group.
Rocco Grimaldi L3
Nick Bonino L3
Viktor Arvidsson L3 & PP2
Nashville @ Calgary is a crap shoot today far as who gets the win. To be honest, I don’t care who wins. What I do care about is goals and points. The Predators first two lines are average while their third line is in the green rankings wise. These men on the third line are cheap and if they pop tonight as planned were talking big money!
Andrei Svechnikon L1 & PP1
Sebastion Aho L1 & PP1
Justin Williams L4 & PP1
Teuvo Teravainen L2 & PP1
Carolina is in Arizona tonight. Given the fact we’re looking to stack for Oiler skaters we can’t go full CAR stack but we can mix and match. Justin Williams and Warren Foegele are the two we’re looking for tonight. They are both below $3,500. Justin skates on the top power play while Warren skates on the first line. At those prices mixed with this type of opportunity it’s a no-brainer!
Here are a few one offs I like as well to fill out our rosters…
Kevin LaBlanc L2 & PP1 (SJ v EDM)
Here we have the perfect price with massive opportunity. Kevin has a ceiling at around 25 points tonight. Mind you, that’s pretty aggressive projection but realistically 10-12 fantasy points @ $4,400 it’s a great return.
Mikael Granlund L1 & PP1 (NSH @ CGY)
Mikael is in a good spot tonight skating on both top lines for the Predators. At his price of $4,700 he’s on the ice 17-18 minutes a night and a ceiling around 26 points. At his price a few shots on goal or an assists and its all good.
Connor Garland L1 & PP1 (ARZ vs. CAR)
This one is just means and opportunity. Skating on both the first line and the top power play unit at only $4,500 he’s a nice plug and play.
Here are two sample lines for NHL After Hours. Per usual, these lines are for fun and please play safe!
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