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Pete Jensen is joined by guests David Satriano (@davidsatriano) and James Harding (@WaiverWireJames) to highlight the best fantasy pickups entering the ninth week of the season. The guys react to the news of Vancouver firing GM Jim Benning and coach Travis Green and discuss the impact of Bruce Boudreau from both fantasy and futures standpoint. Other players and topics covered include Igor Shesterkin injury replacements (Alexandar Georgiev and outside options), Adam Boqvist, Scott Perunovich, Jamie Oleksiak, Pavel Francouz, Drew Doughty, Nico Hischier, Vasily Podkolzin, Michael Bunting, Sam Steel, Kaapo Kahkonen, Marcus Foligno and more.
Pete Jensen is joined by guest Nick Alberga of Sportsnet to go around the NHL, answer fan questions and discuss the latest top 200 rankings on NHL.com/Fantasy. The guys debate the Avalanche's goalie situation and potential trade targets with the injury concern surrounding Darcy Kuemper and whether to buy low on Elias Pettersson, Mark Scheifele, Nikolaj Ehlers, Blake Wheeler, Mathew Barzal and Tyler Seguin in fantasy. They also react to the Predators' top-line dominance of Filip Forsberg, Mikael Granlund and Matt Duchene, how Trevor Zegras has re-entered the Calder Trophy race and given the Ducks staying power as one of the deepest fantasy teams. Other players covered include Jake Guentzel, Zach Hyman, Sonny Milano, Tuukka Rask, Evander Kane, Braden Holtby, Alex Nedeljkovic, Robert Thomas, Scott Perunovich, Pavel Francouz and more.
Pete, Rob and guest James Harding (@WaiverWireJames) highlight the best fantasy pickups entering the eighth week of the season. The guys discuss some underrated forward pickups around the League, including Jesper Bratt, Andreas Johnsson, Zack Kassian, Michael Bunting, Tage Thompson, Rickard Rakell and Aliaksei Protas. Other topics covered include buying low on Semyon Varlamov during the Islanders' struggles or targeting Jack Hughes before he returns from injury, trading Nazem Kadri in fantasy during his hot start to the season and other pickups including James Reimer, Dan Vladar, Viktor Arvidsson, Adam Boqvist, Bowen Byram, Valeri Nichushkin and more.
Pete, Rob and guest James Harding (@WaiverWireJames) highlight the best fantasy pickups entering the seventh week of the season. The guys debate rookie Seth Jarvis of the Hurricanes and Kaapo Kakko of the Rangers during their recent hot streaks and also goalies Stuart Skinner of the Oilers and Jake Oettinger of the Stars for the rest of the season. The crew breaks down the impact of injuries to Brayden Point of the Lightning and Darnell Nurse of the Oilers and also give updates on Drew Doughty, Max Pacioretty, T.J. Oshie and more. Other players discussed in this episode include Victor Olofsson, Alex Goligoski, Ryan Strome, Philip Broberg, Viktor Arvidsson, Joel Eriksson Ek, Kaapo Kahkonen, Alex Barre-Boulet and whether to drop or be patient with Ondrej Palat.
Pete and Rob are joined by guest Nick Alberga (@thegoldenmuzzy) from Sportsnet to answer fantasy mailbag questions and recap the rankings for Week 6 on NHL.com/Fantasy. The guys discuss the injury to Aleksander Barkov (week to week) and Panthers players who can gain value, including Sam Reinhart and rookie Anton Lundell. Other topics covered include the Ducks' stellar fantasy depth early on, Trevor Zegras rejoining the Calder Trophy discussion, upside of Stars forward Roope Hintz and goalie Jake Oettinger, slow start for Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser and Oliver Ekman-Larsson of the Canucks, buy-low futures appeal of the Islanders ahead of their first-ever game at UBS Arena and more.
Pete, Rob and guest James Harding (@WaiverWireJames) highlight the best fantasy pickups entering the sixth week of the season. The guys discuss the ripple effect of elite forwards Sidney Crosby and Mark Stone returning on the Penguins and Golden Knights lineups and whether to add Kevin Hayes with him back from injury for the Flyers. The guys also break down the surprising depth of the Kings, Ducks and Devils and ways to tap into those teams in fantasy. Other players covered in this episode include Dawson Mercer, Robert Thomas, Jonathan Quick, Alex Nedeljkovic, Evgenii Dadonov, Reilly Smith, Ryan Hartman, Samuel Girard, Nazem Kadri, Jeremy Swayman, Andreas Athanasiou and whether to sell high on Troy Terry.
Pete and Rob are joined by Michael Leboff (@TheBigLeebowski) from The Action Network to discuss the biggest betting storylines around the NHL at the one-month mark of the season. The guys discuss the Oilers' chances of winning the Stanley Cup, debate the three California teams' playoff chances and discuss other surprises like the Red Wings and Blue Jackets plus some longshot award candidates from those teams, including John Gibson, Brent Burns, Troy Terry, Jeff Blashill, Brad Larsen, Cole Sillinger, Jonathan Dahlen and more. The crew also does a Stanley Cup futures update on the Golden Knights after the Jack Eichel trade and how their long-term upside compares to the Avalanche after Nathan MacKinnon's injury. Other topics include Igor Shesterkin and Ilya Sorokin's case for the Vezina and Hart trophies, whether to sell high on Burns in fantasy, the surprising value of Shayne Gostisbehere for the Coyotes and how Alex Ovechkin is playing like an MVP candidate once again.
Pete and Rob are joined by “Waiver Wire” James Harding to highlight the best fantasy pickups entering the fifth week of the season. The guys break down the Blackhawks' coaching change from Jeremy Colliton to Derek King and whether it might spark any players fantasy-wise. They also discuss injuries to Aleksander Barkov, Patrik Laine, Filip Forsberg and Anthony Mantha with replacement options from in-house and other teams around the League. Other topics discussed in the show include the returns of Semyon Varlamov, Mats Zuccarello, Bryan Rust and Devon Toews, some hidden value (e.g. Rasmus Asplund, stash Alex Tuch) from the Sabres after the Jack Eichel trade, whether to drop Carter Verhaeghe for Anthony Duclair, other new Panthers players to add like Anton Lundell and Brandon Montour and deep league options like Cole Sillinger, Kale Clague and James Reimer vs. Martin Jones.
Pete and Rob are joined by guest David Satriano to discuss all angles of the Jack Eichel trade with the fantasy hockey spin and futures betting impact on the Vegas Golden Knights and Buffalo Sabres. The guys break down Eichel's potential injury timetable, likely lineup placement with elite forwards Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty once they are all healthy and overall outlook as a player worth stashing in many leagues and rostering in keeper and dynasty formats. The crew also covers the potential value of Alex Tuch and promising prospect pool of the Sabres after the deal. Other topics in this episode include whether to drop or be patient with Spencer Knight during Sergei Bobrovsky's hot start, sell-high candidates like Elias Lindholm, Roman Josi, Mikko Koskinen and Elvis Merzlikins, other fantasy storylines surrounding Semyon Varlamov, J.T. Compher, Peyton Krebs, Jordan Staal and Jake Bean, Carey Price potentially returning soon and Cole Caufield being sent down to the AHL.
Pete and Rob are joined by “Waiver Wire” James Harding to highlight the best fantasy pickups entering the fourth week of the season. The guys discuss the stellar play of Troy Terry (Ducks) and Craig Anderson (Sabres) to start the season and whether it's sustainable, the Flames' winning streak, fantasy stock of defenseman Rasmus Andersson and the impact of Joel Quenneville resigning as Panthers coach last week on their Stanley Cup futures appeal. Other players discussed include drop candidates Seth Jones, Jakob Chychrun and Jeff Petry and players to consider adding like Alex Killorn, Charlie Coyle, Moritz Seider, Chandler Stephenson, Artem Zub, Mason Marchment, Pavel Zacha and more.
Pete and Rob are joined by guest Chris Wassel (@ChrisWasselDFS) to go around the League and answer your fantasy hockey questions. The guys discuss more definitive injury timetables for Nikita Kucherov (8-10 weeks) and Drew Doughty (8 weeks) and the state of the Lightning and Kings from a futures betting standpoint. The crew also debates the sustainability of the Sabres' competitive play, the Flames' high-scoring offense, led by Elias Lindholm and Andrew Mangiapane, and the Blue Jackets' productive power play, led by Boone Jenner. Other topics discussed include the return of Jason Robertson for the Stars and his potential impact on Roope Hintz, the far-reaching value of the Panthers with new fantasy pickups like Anthony Duclair, Gustav Forsling and Mason Marchment, the Flyers' potent second line of Cam Atkinson, Joel Farabee and Derick Brassard, Yanni Gourde's upside and heavy workload for the Kraken, the appeal of young defenseman Evan Bouchard for the Oilers and some early concerns surrounding the Avalanche.
Pete and Rob are joined by “Waiver Wire” James Harding to highlight the best fantasy pickups entering the third week of the season. The guys discuss the concerns surrounding the Blackhawks and Maple Leafs, the emergence of rookie forward Lucas Raymond for the Red Wings and the impact of injuries to Drew Doughty and Jack Hughes. They also debate the best defenseman and goalie streaming options and the staying power of rookie forward Jonathan Dahlen from the surprising Sharks. Other players discussed include Jordan Kyrou, Pavel Buchnevich, Nate Schmidt, Marc-Andre Fleury, Calvin Petersen, Sergei Bobrovsky, Logan Couture, Kevin Shattenkirk, Anton Lundell, Evan Bouchard, Drew O'Connor, Nico Daws and more.
Pete and Rob are joined by guest Ben Zweiman (@BenZweimanDKN), managing editor of DK Live, to go around the League and answer your fantasy hockey questions. The guys discuss the impact of Nikita Kucherov's injury on the Lightning's futures appeal, fantasy replacement options and strategy for his keeper league managers. The guys also discuss early buy-low and sell high candidates and which of the early surprises (Sabres, Red Wings, Sharks, Ducks) has the most staying power. Topics discussed include Yanni Gourde, Joel Farabee, Braden Holtby, Tyler Bertuzzi, Jamie Drysdale, Anthony Duclair, Jonathan Bernier, Thomas Greiss, Victor Olofsson, Roope Hintz, Tony DeAngelo, Mats Zuccarello, Radek Faksa, Chris Kreider, Oliver Wahlstrom, what to do with underperforming Canadiens and Blackhawks players and more.
Pete and Rob are joined by “Waiver Wire” James Harding to highlight the best fantasy pickups entering the second week of the season. The guys discuss the impact of injuries to Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone for the Golden Knights and why Evgenii Dadonov may be worth adding. Other topics covered include Jesse Puljujarvi vs. Zach Hyman for the rest of the season from the Oilers, whether to be concerned about the early struggles for the Blackhawks and Islanders, Braden Holtby's value with the Stars, the Senators vs. Canadiens from a fantasy angle and which rookie defenseman will be most valuable out of Bowen Byram, Moritz Seider and Jamie Drysdale. Other players mentioned include Tyler Bertuzzi, Brandon Tanev, William Eklund, Kirby Dach, Nazem Kadri, Michael Bunting and Jeff Carter.
Pete and Rob are joined by David Satriano to discuss the first two nights of the NHL season and players to consider adding around the League. The guys discuss rookie sleepers Bowen Byram (Avalanche), Hendrix Lapierre (Capitals), Mason McTavish (Ducks) and Cole Sillinger (Blue Jackets), the injury to Semyon Varlamov and what it means for rising star Ilya Sorokin, why Chandler Stephenson is a must-add fantasy player from the Golden Knights and some early concerns for the Rangers. Other players discussed include Jesse Puljujarvi, Connor McMichael, Jared McCann, Arthur Kaliyev, Kirby Dach, Nazem Kadri, Erik Johnson, the Panthers' puck-line appeal this season and more.
Pete and Rob are joined by Chris Meaney of FTN Network to recap the NHL preseason and identify the best fantasy waiver wire pickups for opening week. The guys discuss preseason standouts like Jesse Puljujarvi, Owen Tippett, William Eklund, Arthur Kaliyev and Noah Dobson, as well as players who will be taking on bigger roles than originally expected like Jake Allen and Joel Eriksson Ek. Other players covered include Mika Zibanejad vs. Aleksander Barkov, Calvin Petersen, Elvis Merzlikins, Jake Bean, Vladimir Tkachev, Jakub Voracek, Anders Lee, Alexander Romanov, Yanni Gourde, Braden Holtby, Jonas Johansson and more. Meaney also hands out some of his favorite bets for the new season.
Pete and Rob are joined by Michael Leboff from The Action Network to preview each of the four divisions and the Stanley Cup championship landscape for this season after all the offseason moves and preseason developments. The guys discuss the betting appeal for the expansion Seattle Kraken, including Dave Hakstol for the Jack Adams Award, where they fit into the wide-open Pacific Division and many of Mike's favorite futures bets. Teams covered in this show include the Dallas Stars, Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, Minnesota Wild, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers and more. Players discussed in this episode include Jack Hughes, Ilya Sorokin, Joel Eriksson Ek, Pavel Buchnevich, Jeremy Swayman, Jake Oettinger and the potential impact of coaches Darryl Sutter and Gerard Gallant.
Pete and Rob are joined by Nick Alberga (@thegoldenmuzzy) to discuss fantasy draft bargains and players to avoid based on Yahoo average draft position. The guys debate young goalies Spencer Knight and Ilya Sorokin, discuss the impact of the Jakub Vrana (Red Wings) and Nicklas Backstrom (Capitals) injuries, concerns for the Predators, Flyers, Blackhawks and Blues and other preseason storylines. Players discussed include Carter Hart, Jacob Markstrom, Dominik Kubalik, Alexander Radulov, Brendan Gallagher, Blake Wheeler, Sean Couturier, Marco Rossi, Kaapo Kahkonen, Kevin Fiala, players entering contract years like Aleksander Barkov, Filip Forsberg, Claude Giroux, Marc-Andre Fleury, John Klingberg, Nazem Kadri and more.
Pete and Rob are joined by guests David Satriano (@davidsatriano) and James Harding (@WaiverWireJames) to break down their second NHL.com/Fantasy mock draft of the offseason. The guys discuss various strategies, reaches, bargains, stacks, goalie tandems and some of their favorite picks and regrets of the draft. Players discussed include Artemi Panarin, Connor Hellebuyck, Nikolaj Ehlers, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Jonathan Toews, Kirby Dach, Kirill Kaprizov, Cam Talbot, Frederik Andersen, Antti Raanta, Sergei Bobrovsky, the outlook for the Florida Panthers, Seattle Kraken, Evgeni Malkin's injury and early preseason targets like Jonathan Drouin and Tyler Johnson.
Pete and Rob are joined by guest analyst Mike Kelly of NHL Network and SportLogiq to discuss skater point and goalie/team win projections for the new season. The guys debate the ceilings of Connor McDavid, Mikko Rantanen, Jack Hughes and more. Other topics covered include the sustainability of Jason Robertson and Roope Hintz for the Stars, Dougie Hamilton's impact on the Devils, the Bruins vs. Maple Leafs goalie tandems, the Kings vs. Ducks as the potential surprise team in the Pacific Division, Jake Guentzel vs. Alex DeBrincat in fantasy, Michael Bunting as a breakout candidate for Toronto and why Sam Bennett is one of the best category coverage assets in the game.
Pete and Rob are joined by Dom Luszczyszyn (@domluszczyszyn), national NHL reporter for The Athletic, to discuss the fantasy player rankings landscape for the new season. The guys discuss two high-powered offenses in the Canucks and Blackhawks who improved this offseason but still have concerns defensively and what this means for players like Marc-Andre Fleury and Elias Pettersson. The guys also touch on the fantasy concerns surrounding Sidney Crosby and Vladimir Tarasenko, strategies for different league formats and the biggest storylines from the top 250 rankings on NHL.com/Fantasy. Other players covered include the order of rank in the top 5 overall, Connor Hellebuyck, Darcy Kuemper, Robin Lehner, Max Pacioretty, Aleksander Barkov vs. Sebastian Aho, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Philipp Grubauer, Jordan Eberle, Vince Dunn, Seth Jones, Ondrej Palat, Sam Bennett, Ryan O'Reilly, Drake Batherson, Max Comtois and more.
Pete and Rob are joined by guest Chris Meaney from FTN Network to preview this year's rookie class and other young players to prioritize in keeper and dynasty leagues. Players discussed include Cale Makar, Adam Fox, Quinn Hughes, Jack Eichel, Jack Hughes, Ilya Sorokin, Igor Shesterkin, Alex Nedejkovic, rookies Spencer Knight, Cole Caufield, Trevor Zegras, Jeremy Swayman, Kaapo Kahkonen, Jamie Drysdale, Vasily Podkolzin, Bowen Byram, Quinton Byfield, Marco Rossi, Moritz Seider and more. The crew also debates potential surprise rebuilding teams (Red Wings, Senators, Kings, Ducks) and the recent moves involving young forwards Jesperi Kotkaniemi (now with Hurricanes after successful offer sheet) and Christian Dvorak (acquired by Montreal Canadiens).
Pete and Rob are joined by Nick Alberga (@thegoldenmuzzy) to discuss players on the essential NHL.com/Fantasy draft prep lists for the upcoming season. Fantasy debates include Kirby Dach, Ilya Samsonov, Jakub Vrana, Thatcher Demko, Jack Hughes, Vince Dunn, Kaapo Kakko, Oliver Wahlstrom and Eeli Tolvanen as breakout players, Mackenzie Weegar, Tony DeAngelo, Linus Ullmark, Conor Garland and Calvin Petersen as sleeper picks, Owen Tippett, Yegor Sharangovich, Adam Boqvist and Evgenii Dadonov as deep sleepers and Darcy Kuemper, Patrik Laine, Viktor Arvidsson, Carter Hart, Tyler Seguin and Jacob Markstrom as bounce-back candidates. The guys also expand on the impact of offseason moves, including the renewed fantasy appeal of the Blackhawks and state of play for the new-look Flyers, as well as various fantasy draft strategies for goalies.
Pete, Rob and guest David Satriano have full reaction to the first mock draft of the offseason (follow along with the results on NHL.com/Fantasy). The guys debate the consensus top four picks (Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, Leon Draisaitl, Nikita Kucherov), goalie tandems that were stacked (COL, NYI, WSH, etc.), players that were reached for (Brady Tkachuk, Robin Lehner, Spencer Knight) and more. Other topics discussed include the Jack Eichel and Kirill Kaprizov situations, Dylan Larkin's bounce-back potential, the Stars' strong fantasy depth, sleeper picks, rookies to consider, line stacks and overlooked teams who could surprise in fantasy.
Pete and Rob have full reaction to the biggest free agent signings and trades of the offseason. They run through the fantasy spins and new/old teammates affected by Marc-Andre Fleury to the Blackhawks, Philipp Grubauer to the Kraken, Darcy Kuemper to the Avalanche, Dougie Hamilton to the Devils, Sam Reinhart to the Panthers, the Maple Leafs and Hurricanes swapping goalies Petr Mrazek and Frederik Andersen, Zach Hyman to the Oilers, Linus Ullmark to the Bruins and more. The guys also discuss their most improved teams, rankings on NHL.com/Fantasy, the futures betting market and sneaky moves.
Pete and Rob are back for the fantasy spins on the biggest trades from NHL Draft week, including Sam Reinhart to the Panthers, Seth Jones to the Blackhawks, Pavel Buchnevich to the Blues, Cam Atkinson and Ryan Ellis to the Flyers, Alex Nedeljkovic to the Red Wings, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland to the Canucks, teammates affected and top prospects to watch. The guys also react to the Seattle Kraken selections in the NHL Expansion Draft and the highest-upside fantasy players from the roster, including Vince Dunn, Jordan Eberle, and the goalie tandem of Chris Driedger and Vitek Vanecek.
Pete, Rob and guest David Satriano wrap up the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs by identifying players who gained the most fantasy value from this postseason (e.g. Nikita Kucherov, Charlie McAvoy, Sam Bennett, Spencer Knight, Cole Caufield) and updating the top 250 rankings landscape for next season. The guys also react to the early Stanley Cup betting odds for 2021-22 with some intriguing teams, including the Panthers, Maple Leafs, Wild and Kings, the impact of potential offseason trades that could involve valuable forwards Jack Eichel and Vladimir Tarasenko and other big storylines entering the NHL Expansion Draft for the Seattle Kraken and free agency.
Rob Reese is joined by Pete Truszkowski from The Action Network to talk about the Lightning leading the Stanley Cup Final 2-0. They look at the adjust series price, Conn Smythe race and discuss wagering opportunities for the rest of the series. They also talk about Viktor Arvidsson getting traded to the LA Kings and the fantasy impact of the deal.
Pete Jensen is joined by guests Chris Meaney of FTN Network and Matt Russell of The Action Network in a two-part preview of the 2021 Stanley Cup Final between the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning and underdog Montreal Canadiens. In each segment, the guys discuss the road to the Final for both teams, series matchups, why Cole Caufield could be the X-factor and whether people who have been on Montreal all along should consider hedging. Pete, Chris and Matt give their picks for the championship series, break down all the biggest storylines and discuss the landscape for the Conn Smythe Trophy after three rounds.
Pete and Rob are joined by guest Nick Alberga from Sportsnet to break down the Stanley Cup Semifinals series entering each Game 6 and the trade speculation surrounding elite Sabres center Jack Eichel. Topics discussed on the show are the Conn Smythe Trophy race, for which the top candidates now appear to be Brayden Point, Nikita Kucherov and Carey Price, the fantasy keeper stock of Canadiens rookie wing Cole Caufield, adjustments the Islanders can make for Game 6 and what the Golden Knights are missing. The guys also discuss other playoff standouts like Nick Suzuki, Alex Killorn and Phillip Danault, the struggles of Vegas forward Mark Stone and some potential destinations if the Sabres end up trading Eichel.
Pete and Rob are joined by guest Michael Leboff to discuss the two Stanley Cup Semifinals series and the Action Network's new multiplatform content partnership with the NHL. The guys update the Conn Smythe Trophy landscape, which now has Marc-Andre Fleury as the favorite and Alex Pietrangelo emerging as a contender, and discuss the single-game appeal of the Canadiens in Game 2. Pete, Rob and Mike weigh the Islanders' now realistic chances of reaching the Stanley Cup Final as the series is tied and shifting to Nassau Coliseum for Games 3 and 4, and how the Lightning have had some trouble at 5-on-5 this postseason. The guys also react to the news this week that Gerard Gallant will be the next coach of the New York Rangers with the impact on their players' fantasy value and overall outlook for next season.
Pete and Rob are joined by Matt Russell of the Action Network to break down the Stanley Cup Semifinals matchups, including all the betting angles, and react to the Avalanche being eliminated. The guys discuss the final four teams extensively, with analytical trends, X-factors and picks for each series. The guys also run through the favorites and dark horse picks for the Conn Smythe Trophy at the midway point of the postseason.
Pete and Rob are joined by guest Michael Leboff from the Action Network to catch up on each second round series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The guys react to the Golden Knights and Islanders overcoming the odds to tie their respective series and the potential longshot appeal of the Hurricanes and Jets to rally while facing elimination. They discuss the home-ice advantages so far this round, how the Mark Scheifele suspension changed the course of the Jets season and how Nazem Kadri's absence has been magnified against Vegas. Other topics include the Conn Smythe Trophy value on Montreal goalie Carey Price, some unsung heroes and key matchups around the League and best bets for Monday and Tuesday as each series rolls on.
Pete and Rob are joined by guest David Satriano to go around the League and discuss each Stanley Cup Playoff series. The guys talk about the apparent collision course of the Avalanche and Lightning and whether the Hurricanes and/or Golden Knights can get back into their series. Debates include the Jets-Canadiens matchup, Montreal’s playoff ceiling and where the Maple Leafs should go from here after their latest playoff disappointment. The hosts weigh the betting appeal of the Islanders as their series against the Bruins shifts to Nassau Coliseum and Jets after their long layoff. Other players mentioned include Petr Mrazek, Alex Killorn, Cale Makar, Tyler Toffoli, Mark Scheifele, Jeff Petry, Semyon Varlamov and offseason developments surrounding Seth Jones of the Blue Jackets and Canucks prospect Vasily Podkolzin.
Pete and Rob are joined by guest Chris Meaney of the FTN Network for his take on the fantasy, DFS and betting landscapes during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The guys preview Game 7 between the Wild and Golden Knights, including storylines like the Vegas goalie tandem, Minnesota's strong back end and the potential availability of Max Pacioretty plus a stock watch on the idle Avalanche. Meaney gives his insight on the Canadiens' longshot appeal as they extend their series against the favored Maple Leafs, Montreal's reliance on vintage performances from Carey Price and other key series trends. The guys also preview the two confirmed second round series, Bruins vs. Islanders in the MassMutual East Division and Hurricanes vs. Lightning in the Discover Central Division, with series X-factors, matchups and betting angles.
Pete and Rob get you caught up on each series, including reaction to the Capitals and Oilers being eliminated and the surprising Predators hanging around with the heavily favored Hurricanes. The guys discuss the Panthers’ chances of winning their series against the defending champion Lightning and how rookie goalies Spencer Knight and Ilya Sorokin have a bright present and future for their respective teams. The guys are also joined by guest Matt Russell of the Action Network to discuss the betting angles of each remaining first round series, especially how the Wild staved off elimination, and preview the Tuesday and Wednesday slates.
Pete and guest “Waiver Wire” James Harding run through the Stanley Cup Playoff series with reaction, player updates, storylines and best bets. The guys discuss another overtime thriller between the Bruins and Capitals, the slow start for Connor McDavid and the Oilers against the Jets, how Nathan MacKinnon continues to take his game to another level in the postseason and the Avalanche’s lineup if Nazem Kadri is disciplined for his hit in Game 2. The guys also discuss the strong home track records of the Wild and Islanders, the expected return of Sam Bennett from suspension, bounce-back hopes of the Panthers against the Lightning as the series shifts to Tampa Bay and big value on the Canadiens for their highly anticipated series opener against the Maple Leafs. Other players mentioned include Ilya Samsonov, Nick Foligno, Cam Talbot, Zach Hyman, Alex Tuch, Max Pacioretty, Evgeni Malkin and Cole Caufield.
Pete and Rob are joined by guest Nick Alberga of Sportsnet to break down the first three days of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with storylines, injury updates, surprises and leanings on each series. The guys discuss the return of elite wing Nikita Kucherov and the Lightning’s futures appeal with their big five healthy. The guys react to Chris Driedger getting the call and Sam Bennett being suspended for Game 2, big performances from rookie goalies Alex Nedeljkovic and Ilya Sorokin and why the Golden Knights have been struggling to finish games when they have 40+ shots. The guys are also joined by Action Network betting analyst Michael Leboff for his Tuesday and Wednesday picks and insight on why the Islanders are undervalued so often in the playoff betting landscape.
Pete and Rob are joined by Michael Leboff of the Action Network to cover all angles of the NHL betting landscape for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which are set to begin Saturday. The guys run through each series with potential upsets, Conn Smythe candidates and X-factors. Leboff makes a case for the Stanley Cup futures appeal of the Jets and Islanders and why past playoff performers like Sidney Crosby and Nikita Kucherov bring wagering value with the ceiling of winning the Conn Smythe. The guys talk about strategies like sticking with your preseason picks over recent trends and also following injury developments closely for an edge over the course of the postseason. Players discussed include Charlie McAvoy, Nikolaj Ehlers, Mike Smith, Evgeny Kuznetsov, MacKenzie Weegar, Tyson Barrie, Anthony Cirelli, Jordan Binnington and also the Nathan MacKinnon injury concern. The hosts also give their final four picks from each division.
Pete, Rob and guest David Satriano are back for their annual Stanley Cup Playoffs fantasy pool preview episode with top 100 player rankings (list available on NHL.com/Fantasy) and sleepers for leagues counting the entire 2021 postseason. The guys identify the players and teams they trust most to make deep playoff runs and potential stacks, who to take at No. 1 between Nathan MacKinnon and Connor McDavid and the value of Auston Matthews, the Vegas Golden Knights tandem, best individual goalie options (Andrei Vasilevskiy, Philipp Grubauer) and more. The guys discuss some middle round picks with upside like Kirill Kaprizov, Taylor Hall, David Krejci, William Nylander, Alex Nedeljkovic and sleepers including Alex Newhook, Eeli Tolvanen, MacKenzie Weegar, Sam Bennett, Alex Tuch, Jeff Carter and more. The guys remind fans of players to monitor who are dealing with or coming off injuries like Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos, Nikolaj Ehlers, Aaron Ekblad, Carey Price, Brendan Gallagher, Zach Hyman and more. They also give Davey a shoutout for his 4/4 performance in the fantasy championships and tell people where to find fantasy playoff pools, including their NHL Bracket Challenge group.
Pete and Rob are joined by “Waiver Wire” James to wrap up the 2020-21 regular season with some late-season trends and strategies and early keeper / dynasty league storylines and debates for next season. The guys discuss players like Teuvo Teravainen, Cole Caufield, Nick Suzuki, Spencer Knight, Sam Bennett, Anthony Beauvillier, the Senators’ promising top line of Brady Tkachuk, Josh Norris and Drake Batherson, rookie defenseman Mikey Anderson, Tyler Seguin, Erik Haula, the Red Wings’ sneaky goalie tandem of Thomas Greiss and Jonathan Bernier and more. The guys also discuss two emerging Vezina Trophy candidates in Semyon Varlamov and Juuse Saros and some of NHL.com/Fantasy awards recipients.
Pete and Rob catch up on all the biggest trends around the League and look ahead to a crucial weekend in the fantasy playoffs/championships. Topics discussed include the rise of Spencer Knight for the Panthers and sneaky pickups around the League, including Alex Barre-Boulet of the Lightning, Alexander Barabanov of the Sharks and rookie Quinton Byfield of the Kings. The guys discuss the potential impact of Evgeni Malkin on the Penguins and Tyler Seguin on the Stars if either returns before the end of the regular season and other players including Semyon Varlamov (now leads NHL in shutouts), Mikael Granlund, Kasperi Kapanen, Phil Kessel, Elias Lindholm, Thomas Greiss, Yegor Sharangovich and which rookie goalies could make an impact in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Pete and Rob catch up during the fantasy playoffs and championship week about the biggest player and team storylines around the League and sports betting trends. The guys react to the Rangers making things interesting down the stretch with elite offensive production, an incredible goal differential and their sudden proximity to the Islanders and Bruins in the MassMutual East Division with two games remaining against each of those teams. The guys also react to the long-awaited NHL debut of Canadiens forward prospect Cole Caufield and another appearance and win for Panthers rookie goalie Spencer Knight on Tuesday. In addition to the Wednesday slate, other players mentioned include Jesse Puljujarvi of the Oilers, the Blues’ new top-liners, Coyotes defensemen Jakob Chychrun and Alex Goligoski, Alexis Lafreniere of the Rangers, Jack Hughes of the Devils, Sam Reinhart of the Sabres, the Hurricanes getting Teuvo Teravainen back from injury, updates on Philipp Grubauer, Mikko Rantanen and Joonas Donskoi of the Avalanche, the potential impact of the Nikolaj Ehlers injury on the Jets and how everything has impacted the NHL.com/Fantasy rankings.
Pete and Rob are joined by guest “Waiver Wire” James Harding to talk about all the best pickups at each position to help win your fantasy semifinal and championship matchups. They discuss some favorable schedules, teams to tap into and how to handle the Avalanche’s situation with uncertainty surrounding elite players Philipp Grubauer and Mikko Rantanen and the day-to-day injury for Alex Ovechkin of the Capitals. Players covered on this episode include Jakub Vrana, Nick Foligno, Sam Bennett, Cody Ceci, Andre Burakovsky, Alex Nedeljkovic, Braden Holtby, Anthony Duclair, Jeremy Swayman, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, Casey Mittelstadt, Yegor Sharangovich, Anthony Stolarz, Kasperi Kapanen, Jared McCann, Jeff Carter, Oliver Bjorkstrand and more, plus a couple of sledgehammer picks for the Monday slate.
Pete and Rob are joined by guest Michael Leboff from the Action Network to discuss all the biggest NHL betting trends down the stretch of the season. The guys run through various division title races, most notably the four-team race atop the MassMutual East, the hot Calder Trophy debate of Kirill Kaprizov of the Wild vs. Jason Robertson of the Stars and potential spoiler teams in the final weeks of the season. The guys react to Nick Foligno’s debut for the Maple Leafs, Kasperi Kapanen’s return for the Penguins and the Avalanche’s return from NHL COVID-19 protocol. Other topics discussed are the chances of the Maple Leafs and/or Panthers to end their long playoff series win droughts, the hosts' consensus pick for coach of the year, Vegas or Colorado being built for a deeper playoff run and the Predators-Stars and Blues-Coyotes debates for the fourth spot in their respective divisions.
Pete and Rob are joined by guest Chris Wassel to discuss all the biggest storylines in the fantasy playoffs and betting landscape down the stretch of the season. The guys react to Spencer Knight winning his NHL debut and debate how quickly he can find fantasy relevance as the third goalie in Florida behind Sergei Bobrovsky and Chris Driedger. Other players mentioned include Mike Reilly of the Bruins, Nick Foligno ahead of his upcoming debut with the Maple Leafs, Alex Tuch, Braden Holtby, Tanner Pearson, Nils Hoglander, Alex Goligoski, Matt Duchene and more. Chris also discusses the chances of Boston winning the East Division.
Pete and Rob are joined by guest "Waiver Wire" James Harding to identify the best pickups for what is the first week of the fantasy hockey playoffs in many leagues. The guys touch on the Canucks' return to the ice after a long break because of COVID-19 protocol and whether they can rally around the situation and make a Stanley Cup Playoff push. The hosts also discuss ways to tap into the Stars, who still have games in hand, are playing well and have four upcoming games against the Red Wings, and also the Panthers, who are rolling three strong lines after some sneaky moves and have players worth adding at every position. In addition to the Monday slate, players and topics covered in this show include Sam Bennett, Anthony Duclair, Brandon Montour, Denis Gurianov, Chandler Stephenson, Ilya Sorokin, Igor Shesterkin, Nick Foligno, Taylor Hall, Anthony Mantha, Esa Lindell, Cole Caufield, Anton Khudobin vs. Jack Campbell, Braden Holtby, the Avalanche's COVID-19 protocol situation and the competition for the Calder Trophy.
Pete and Rob are joined by NHL.com’s David Satriano to cover all the fantasy and sports betting trends after the NHL Trade Deadline. The guys react to the debuts of Anthony Mantha with the Capitals, Taylor Hall with the Bruins, Jakub Vrana with the Red Wings, Devan Dubnyk with the Avalanche, Nikita Gusev and Brandon Montour with the Panthers and more. The guys also discuss the long-term absences of Steven Stamkos (injury) and Philipp Grubauer (COVID-19 protocol) and weigh the upside of Cole Caufield with the Canadiens and some potential drop candidates for the forward prospect. Other players discussed include Anthony Duclair, Jonas Johansson, Jacob Markstrom, Colin Blackwell, Alexander Volkov, Andrei Svechnikov, Adam Erne, Alex Killorn, Nazem Kadri and strategies for rostering Canucks players during their pause in their season and the fantasy playoffs. The show concludes with a preview of the Friday slate, a golf clap to producer Bob Bender for his Hideki Matsuyama pick at the Masters and where everyone’s baseball allegiances lie.
Pete and Rob react to all the biggest NHL Trade Deadline moves, including fantasy stock in standard and keeper leagues, teammates impacted, potential lineup placement of players involved and Stanley Cup futures discussion. The guys give the fantasy spin on Taylor Hall being acquired by the Bruins, the surprising swap of Anthony Mantha for Jakub Vrana by the Red Wings and Capitals and some sneaky moves by the Maple Leafs (Nick Foligno, David Rittich), Avalanche (Devan Dubnyk, Carl Soderberg) and Panthers (Nikita Gusev, Brandon Montour, Sam Bennett). Other topics covered were the Blues, Coyotes and Oilers standing pat and the long-term direction of the Sabres after making a bunch of trades but keeping most of their core players.
Pete and Rob are joined by guest Nick Alberga of Sportsnet to discuss all angles of the Islanders trading for forwards Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac and what it means for his fantasy value and that of his new teammates. The guys continue to preview the NHL Trade Deadline with potential destinations for Sabres wing Taylor Hall and other teams that may be buyers, including the Wild and Panthers. The hosts react to young goalie Jeremy Swayman taking advantage of an opportunity for the Bruins and news that the Stars could get star players Alexander Radulov, Tyler Seguin and/or Ben Bishop back in the near future. Other players covered in this episode include Vincent Trocheck, Viktor Arvidsson, Jared Spurgeon, Florida goalie prospect Spencer Knight, hidden gems Colin Blackwell, Ross Colton, Radim Zohorna, and why Pavel Zacha is a potential beneficiary of the Devils-Islanders trade.
Pete and Rob are back to preview the NHL Trade Deadline, which is less than one week away (Monday, April 12 at 3 p.m. ET). The guys discuss players to consider targeting in fantasy before potential moves (Taylor Hall, Kyle Palmieri, Patrik Laine, Johnny Gaudreau, James Reimer, etc.) and which teams are likely to be buyers. The guys break down the impact of the Montreal Canadiens injuries (Carey Price, Brendan Gallagher) with some in-house and outside replacement options and how the sneaky Coyotes have created some separation in the standings despite their top two goalies being out. The guys also touch on Eric Staal's debut for Montreal and the possibility of seeing top prospect Cole Caufield sooner now that Gallagher is out indefinitely. The guys run through the Wednesday slate and discuss players including Michael Bunting, Linus Ullmark, Jared Spurgeon, Colton Parayko, Samuel Girard, Andre Burakovsky, Frank Vatrano, Alex Galchenyuk and more.