Hints of both irony and tragedy tint the moment where Jarome Iginla engraved his name on the slab of Olympic hockey history in 2010. First, as the most gifted goal-scorer of his generation, Iginla ironically helped seal Canada’s gold-medal victory with an assist instead of potting the puck himself. Plus, in rather a heartbreaking retrospect, the longstanding Calgary Flames captain experienced the greatest triumph of his career while wearing a different shade of red. Although he never hoisted the Stanley Cup himself, Jarome Iginla enjoyed a lengthy spell of both NHL and international superstardom that deserves a second glance. Continue reading →
When the puck dropped on the 2019-20 National Hockey League season, few could have predicted how the first few months would unfold for the Calgary Flames and their passionate fan base. An up and down, inconsistent start to the season that saw the Flames go 10-12-3, was completely overshadowed in large part due to allegations surrounding Akim Aliu and Bill Peters which shocked the hockey world. Within a span of 5 days, Peters won OUT as head coach following his resignation, and Geoff Ward was brought in as interim head coach to right the ship. Continue reading →
In the NHL’s Pacific Division, it’s been a bumpy ride all year long, with the top of the division and fifth place in the division being separated by only eight points. The contending teams are The Vegas Golden Knights, the Edmonton Oilers, the Calgary Flames, the Vancouver Canucks, and the Arizona Coyotes. All of those teams are in order from division leader to fifth. Only three teams can make it to the playoffs as a division qualifier, and one or two could make it as a wild card qualifier. It’s time to map out who will make it and who will falter down the stretch.
Happy New Year to all! With the new year and new decade here and the season just about halfway over, let’s take a look at what each team is wishing for in the new year as the second half of the season commences. Continue reading →
Happy new year! Hopefully, 2019 has been profitable in the world of DFS. Let’s keep working on building winning lineups for 2020! New year’s eve has a good offering of games to choose from, finding players may be a bit of a chore as there are multiple ways to target this slate. My attention is focused on the red-hot St.Louis Blues in Arizona, Calgary hosting the Blackhawks, Tampa at Buffalo and the Panthers visiting the injury-riddled Blue Jackets. 2020 here we come! Let’s make some Ice Picks! Continue reading →
Recently in the NHL news cycle, it seemed that every other day we would hear new allegations about coaching misconduct. Over the course of what seems like months, but in reality, has only been less than a month since the allegations against former Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters from his days as the head coach of the Rockford Ice Hogs in the AHL. Soon after those allegations came out, more came out against Peters from his days in Carolina. Now accusations have come against former Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock, Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Marc Crawford, and former Dallas Stars head coach Jim Montgomery. This is a disturbing trend that needs to end. Here are a few reasons why.
Welcome back for another week of the NHL Weekly Roundup. The Detroit Red Wings won a hockey game. I repeat, the Detroit Red Wings won a hockey game! The first win since November 12th, exactly one month ago. Now that I got my usual Red Wings plug out the way, let’s talk about teams that actually matter.
On the morning of Tuesday, December 10th the Dallas Stars announced the firing of head coach Jim Montgomery. The reason given for this mysterious firing was “unprofessional conduct”. No further details were released on the matter. Montgomery is now the third head coach released within the last month, the first being Mike Babcock in Toronto, and the second being Bill Peters in Calgary.
Week five of the NHL Weekly Roundup is here! This week we saw teams near the bottom of the league starting to pick up the pace and put together win after win, and some of the teams higher on the boards showing their weaknesses and dropping in the rankings. Continue reading →
Welcome to the third edition of the NHL Weekly Roundup. Well, John Tavares is back! In Tavares’ second game back for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the star forward scored the game-winning overtime goal against the Vegas Golden Knights. Last week’s team on the rise, the St Louis Blues, stayed hot winning all three of their matches for the week, and if you got the chance to watch my game of the week you enjoyed a great one with the Boston Bruins beating the Pittsburg Penguins 6-4. Sadly though I’m not always going to be right, the Buffalo Sabres continued slipping as they lost both of their games this past week. In news unrelated to my last article, congratulations to Anaheim Ducks veteran Ryan Getzlaf on his 1,000th game played! Now let’s get into our stars of the week.Continue reading →
The search for optimal players on tonight’s slate has been narrowed down to three games, New Jersey at Calgary, Washington at Florida, and Pittsburgh at the surging New York Islanders. Other games to monitor with high implied totals are the Blackhawks home to the Canucks and even the Kings and Senators squaring off in Ottawa. Let’s get right into it and make some Ice Picks! Continue reading →
Plenty of games on the docket for this full Thursday night in the NHL. All toll we have 10 games to pick from, my feature players are targeted from three games with high-event potential. Philadelphia at Chicago, Florida at Calgary and Buffalo at the New York Rangers. Let’s dig into it, let’s make some Ice Picks! Continue reading →
Ten game slates are sometimes hard to decipher. There are many matchups to consider and numbers to sort through. The most important thing is to not play too many lineups because you can’t decide between lines to play or narrow your overall player pool. Continue reading →
Saturday night is always a big night in NHL and tonight is no different. We have nine games on the docket, the following are ones that have high probabilities of offensive production: Colorado at Tampa Bay, Florida at Nashville, Calgary at Los Angeles and Pittsburgh hosting Vegas. Buffalo at San Jose and Boston at Toronto have appeal as well. Let’s break it down and find out who makes the cut for this installment of Ice Picks. Continue reading →
Welcome in to another edition of Ice Picks. A nice nine-gamer on tap for us tonight. The slate has been trimmed down here to three games, Boston and Tampa are also on my radar but isn’t featured. (We should have some exposure to that game too as they are arguably the best two teams in the East). Teams with the best match-upsare as follows: Vegas at home to the Senators, Calgary home to the Red Wings and the Rangers at the bottom feeders, the New Jersey Devils. Let’s go for a skate and make some Ice Picks.
We have got a nice little seven-game slate tonight with some high-powered offenses and a couple of away favorites. Fitting in the top lines will be a little difficult, but it could be the difference-maker tonight. Let’s get to it. Continue reading →
In a game where both the Flames and Sharks were still battling for the division crown, the Flames struck the decisive blow, earning the 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night. This is the first division title for Calgary in 13 years, and the first Conference title since 1989.
In this edition of Ice Picks, we will target favorites who have a distinct edge over their counterparts. The Toronto Maple Leafs host the slumping New York Rangers, Vegas will look to continue their dominance in a home matchup to the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal, winners of their last two, are home to the struggling Buffalo Sabres, and the Flames look to continue their strong play of late in Vancouver. Let’s break it down! Continue reading →
Mega slate, 12 games on tap for us to pick off of tonight. My eye is on four games that appear to have a good chance of going off offensively. Philadelphia at Chicago leads the way, followed by Ottawa at Calgary, Winnipeg at Vegas, and sneaking in there, Tampa Bay at Carolina. Go Time! Continue reading →
The choices are not so obvious this time around for DraftKings selections for Tuesday. Bound to be quite a bit of variance, so perhaps GPP’s is the way to go tonight. My top game to target is Washington at New Jersey followed by Toronto at Nashville, and Columbus at Calgary. Here we go! Continue reading →
A number of great options to target for Saturday’s NHL slate. Narrowing down this slate was somewhat difficult but there is no denying the value in the following contests. Calgary Flames at Winnipeg Jets, Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning and finally, the battle of Ontario-Leafs at Senators. Let’s get to it! Continue reading →
Another mega-slate of games after a light two-games last night in the NHL. Tonight we have a huge 14 games on the card. Half the games have a combined implied total of at least six goals with two of them currently pegged at 6.5. Penguins at Panthers and Sharks at Flames are leading the way in high-event probability.
For a change, this particular Tuesday has a lighter offering of games on the schedule. Carolina Hurricanes and Calgary Flames are primed for high scoring as well as the San Jose Sharks at the slumping Washington Capitals. Detroit Red Wings at Edmonton Oilers round out my top three of the night. The Blackhawks can score in bunches but they are matched up against the number one ranked team in goals-against average, the New York Islanders.
Welcome back DFSers, we’ve reached the mid part of the week. Today’s NHL schedule is comprised of five total games, three of which will be broken down here. Colorado/Ottawa, Buffalo/Calgary, and San Jose/Arizona.
Happy weekend everyone. Saturday will have a nice helping of games, for tonight we have four games on the docket to choose from. Florida Panthers at Calgary Flames could provide offensive fireworks for us, this game, as well as Detroit Red Wings at Winnipeg Jets, have a combined team total of 6.5 goals. The other game I have my eye on is the Pittsburgh Penguins at Anaheim Ducks with a 6 goal implied total attached.
After such a monster slate we usually get a pretty dumbed down schedule and that’s just what is in store for us tonight. Three games to choose from, in order of games I like, Colorado at Calgary, Nashville at Chicago, and Ottawa at Anaheim.
Now that we are fully recovered from our New Years festivities we can concentrate on our DFS lineups. A decent number of games to pick from as we have double the total from last night to choose from. Let’s get to it.
As the calendar flips over to 2019, the NHL season is heating up, and the division races are getting closer. One division that is tightly contested as we head into the new year is the Pacific Division. In our analysis of each division, it’s time to take a look at the Pacific Division.
As December has arrived, the NHL has crossed the quarter mark for the 2018 season. We’re gonna look at a couple of players that are potentially on the path to great things, an early surprise player, a team that hasn’t panned out, as well as some Calder favorites.