Saturday night is usually a big night in NHL and tonight is no different as we have 11 games to choose from on the main slate. Tonight the focus will be Boston hosting the Devils, the Jets and Blackhawks in Chicago, the surging Carolina Hurricanes looking to stay undefeated versus the Blue Jackets and the Maple Leafs looking to rebound at Detroit. Let’s drop the puck and make some Ice Picks. Continue reading →
The Carolina Hurricanes were finally able to crack that decade long playoff drought. First-year head coach Rod Brind’Amour led them to a 99 point season, good enough for the 7th seed. Once in the playoffs, the Hurricanes were able to knock off both the defending Cup winner Washington Capitals as well as the New York Islanders, before eventually succumbing to the Boston Bruins in the Conference Finals. Can they manage to carry the success further next season, or will they end going a step backward in their progression? Continue reading →
The Boston Bruins locked up their spot in the Eastern Conference Final on Monday night by defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 in Game Six of their second-round series. Carolina will be facing a very familiar foe in the Bruins, having gone up against them in three of their five playoff seasons. For the Bruins, this is their third appearance in the conference finals in the last nine seasons. Continue reading →
With the Penguins morning skate report, it looked to be business as usual until you got to the defensive pairings. Zach Trotman was paired with Brian Dumoulin on the top line. The usual pairing is Kris Letang and Dumoulin, so everyone begged the question where is Letang?
Two surprise teams sit atop the top three spots in the Metropolitan Division, the New York Islanders and the Carolina Hurricanes with the Washington Capitals right there at the top with them. The Pittsburgh Penguins are just a single point away from third and the Columbus Blue Jackets are three points away with a game in hand on each of them. The Philadelphia Flyers are now slipping away, they are seven points back from playoff contention. The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils round out the division and have been out of the playoff picture for a good portion of the season. Let’s go over each team’s situation for the rest of this season and beyond. Continue reading →
The NBA is still on all-star break so this is a great opportunity to get in on some NHL action. We got some teams that are playing really well and are showing no signs of letting up so let’s hope they can keep things going for us. Highlighting the card tonight are Sabres at Panthers, Penguins at Devils, Rangers at Hurricanes and Blue Jackets at Canadiens. Continue reading →
A full Tuesday slate of games in the NHL brings us 12 games to pick from for our DFS lineups. Capitals/Blue Jackets, Hurricanes/Senators, Flames/Lightning, Flyers/Wild, Rangers/Jets, Leafs/Avalanche appear to be the best games to target at first glance.