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Pete and Nick recap the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs with the impact of the Avalanche's championship on the fantasy rankings and betting market for next season. The guys discuss whether Cale Makar is a top five fantasy player moving forward, who should be the top-ranked goalie (Andrei Vasilevskiy or Igor Shesterkin) and which players are worth targeting in the first round of the way-too-early fantasy rankings. The crew also covers the impact of recent coaching changes, including Paul Maurice to the Florida Panthers and Pete DeBoer to the Dallas Stars, players who gained significant fantasy appeal from the postseason (Jake Oettinger, Bowen Byram, Zach Hyman), big names who could be traded around the NHL Draft and the preliminary betting odds for 2022-23.
Pete and Nick are joined by Lauren Gardner of NHL and MLB Networks to break down the Stanley Cup Final after the Lightning's bounce-back performance in Game 3. The crew reacts to the updated series price, the Avalanche's sudden goalie dilemma and the impact of the Nikita Kucherov injury concern. They also get Lauren's thoughts on who could be Colorado's hero in a clutch situation later in the series and her takeaways from covering this Avalanche core through the years. Pete and Nick then identify two dark horse Conn Smythe contenders and have the fantasy spin on the Flyers hiring John Tortorella.
Pete and Nick are joined by David Satriano of NHL.com to break down all angles of the Stanley Cup Final and spin things forward from a fantasy and betting perspective. The guys discuss big performances from Andre Burakovsky, Valeri Nichushkin, Bowen Byram and Ondrej Palat, how the Lightning will likely respond from here after rallying to tie the opener and the impact of Brayden Point returning from injury. They also update the Conn Smythe Trophy race and have the fantasy spin on the Vegas Golden Knights hiring Bruce Cassidy with their fantasy bounce-back candidates, goalie outlook and renewed Stanley Cup futures appeal for next season.
Pete and Nick are joined by Jake Hahn from SiriusXM NHL Network Radio and the Mayo Media Network to break down all the fantasy, DFS and betting angles for the Stanley Cup Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche. The guys cover all the storylines, including the Lightning being series underdogs yet again and impact of centers Brayden Point and/or Nazem Kadri potentially returning from injury. They also narrow down the Conn Smythe race to four players and give their sleepers, X-factors and series picks for this year's championship.
Pete and Nick are joined by Jackie Redmond of NHL Network and WWE to discuss the Colorado Avalanche punching their ticket to the Stanley Cup Final by sweeping the Edmonton Oilers and break down the Eastern Conference Final between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning. The crew marvels at Cale Makar's two-way dominance and increased chances of winning the Conn Smythe Trophy, contemplates the Lightning's appeal as series underdogs once again and reacts to the Nazem Kadri injury and its impact on Colorado's Stanley Cup chances. Jackie also draws some comparisons between hockey and wrestling, tries to solve the offseason dilemmas facing the Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs and gives her take on the coaching openings around the NHL after the Bruins surprisingly fired Bruce Cassidy.
Pete is joined by Anna Dua of NHL.com/Fantasy for early reaction to the conference finals. They discuss the high-scoring games so far, ways to get involved in DFS contests and the props market, the impact of the injury to Avalanche goalie Darcy Kuemper, how the Rangers won the trade deadline and why Filip Chytil should be on your radar in fantasy leagues next season. They also break down key secondary scorers from the four remaining teams and the updated series prices, including the Lightning again being underdogs despite their history of bouncing back.
Pete and Nick are joined by guest Matt Russell, betting writer at The Score, to preview the NHL's conference finals: Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers and New York Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning. The guys break down all the star-studded matchups in the final four: Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl vs. Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar, a goalie matchup for the ages between Andrei Vasilevskiy and Igor Shesterkin and two of the elite defensemen in Victor Hedman and Adam Fox going head-to-head. They also discuss sleeper picks to target in the props market, Conn Smythe Trophy contenders, the potential injury impact of Brayden Point and how Barclay Goodrow could make a difference against his former team.
Pete and Nick are joined by Lauren Jbara of Pickswise and Bally Sports South to break down the betting angles in each of the three remaining second-round series and react to the Avalanche, whom she covered in previous seasons, struggling to close out series. The crew identifies Conn Smythe Trophy contenders, including Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, Leon Draisaitl, Igor Shesterkin, Andrei Vasilevskiy and Nazem Kadri, and Lauren gives her leanings on the Flames-Oilers and Hurricanes-Rangers series.
Pete and Nick catch up on the four Stanley Cup Playoff second-round series with DFS and betting angles. The guys discuss the disappointing play of the Panthers against the Lightning, whether Edmonton's style of play is sustainable, which team should be more worried out of the Flames and Hurricanes after three games in each series, what Carolina's road struggles and Andrei Svechnikov's inconsistency mean for its futures appeal and the impact of the Jordan Binnington and Sam Girard injuries. The guys also give a bold prediction each for the rest of the playoffs, react to Rick Bowness stepping down as Stars coach and debate which destination is best for Barry Trotz.
Pete and Nick are joined by guest Jake Hahn from SiriusXM NHL Network Radio and the Mayo Media Network to preview the four series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round: the "Battle of Florida" 2.0 (Lightning vs. Panthers), "Battle of Alberta" (Flames vs. Oilers) and recent postseason rematches in Avalanche vs. Blues and Hurricanes vs. Rangers. The guys identify sleepers, X-factors, Conn Smythe Trophy candidates, revenge storylines and potential upsets and also react to breaking news that the Islanders hired Lane Lambert to replace Barry Trotz and the Golden Knights fired Pete DeBoer.
Pete and Nick catch up on the seven remaining Stanley Cup Playoff first-round series that are going at least six games with standouts, disappointments, their leanings and various props to consider for all the big games to close out the week. They discuss the high-scoring playoffs, why so many teams are winning by 2+ goals and the potential impact of Sidney Crosby's injury on the Penguins-Rangers series. The guys also highlight the Avalanche's four-game sweep of the Predators and discuss the shocking news that the Islanders fired coach Barry Trotz.
Pete and Nick cover all eight first-round series with storylines and fantasy and betting implications. The guys react to bounce-back efforts by the Lightning, Wild and Oilers, the impact of goalie injuries in Carolina and Pittsburgh and how the Hurricanes have dominated the Bruins to this point in the season series. Other players and topics covered include the Capitals' longshot appeal, Kirill Kaprizov, Kasperi Kapanen, Evander Kane, Evan Bouchard, Sergei Bobrovsky, Pyotr Kochetkov, Louis Domingue and the pressure on the Panthers to avoid another playoff letdown.
Pete and Nick are joined by Michael Leboff of the Action Network and The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast to cover all angles of the NHL betting landscape for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which are set to begin Monday. The guys run through each Eastern and Western Conference series with potential upsets, Conn Smythe candidates and X-factors.
Pete, Nick and guest Chris Meaney from FTN Network and the "Dangle Bet Celly" podcast have the Stanley Cup Playoffs fantasy pool preview episode with rankings and sleeper lists (available on NHL.com/Fantasy) for leagues counting the entire 2022 postseason. The guys debate which teams have the best path to make a deep postseason run, whether Auston Matthews is worthy of a top 10 pick, which teams you should consider stacking in playoff pools and whether the Lightning can three-peat as champions. The guys run through each series with their picks, players to watch, matchup and Conn Smythe Trophy storylines, injury concerns for valuable goalies Frederik Andersen, Juuse Saros and Tristan Jarry, the potential postseason returns of Aaron Ekblad and Gabriel Landeskog and also the impact of the Golden Knights missing the postseason.
Pete and Nick wrap up the 2021-22 regular season with fantasy hockey and NHL Awards picks around the League. Fantasy MVP candidates include goalies Igor Shesterkin and Jacob Markstrom, defensemen Cale Makar and Roman Josi and forwards Jonathan Huberdeau, Kirill Kaprizov, J.T. Miller and more. The guys also discuss the most valuable rookies this season, biggest steals based on average draft position, contract year standouts, biggest surprises among players who went undrafted in fantasy, the best offseason and in-season moves and most disappointing players and teams.
Pete and Nick are joined by Cam Robinson of Elite Prospects to recap the 2021-22 season from a keeper and dynasty league standpoint and look ahead to the upcoming seasons. The guys debate the ceilings of some of the best 25-and-under players, including Moritz Seider, Jack Hughes, Matt Boldy, Spencer Knight and highlight some non-contending teams trending in the right direction (Devils, Sabres, Senators). Robinson provides his observations from scouting Jake Sanderson, future prospects Shane Wright and Connor Bedard and how playing for elite teams could impact the long-term upside of players like Anton Lundell, Bowen Byram and Alex Newhook. Other topics covered include John Gibson's complicated fantasy value, Owen Power vs. Rasmus Dahlin, Logan Thompson's emergence for the Golden Knights and players like Miro Heiskanen, Trevor Zegras, Cole Caufield, Vasily Podkolzin, Evan Bouchard, Jakob Chychrun, Arthur Kaliyev, Kirby Dach, Alexis Lafrenière, Kaapo Kakko and more.
Pete and Nick are going down to the wire with two weeks left in the regular season to help you win your fantasy championship. They discuss Matty Beniers' strong performance since joining the Kraken, how the Canucks are suddenly back in the Stanley Cup Playoff race thanks to their core players and coach Bruce Boudreau and replacement options for injured Frederik Andersen, Tristan Jarry, Bo Horvat and Dylan Larkin. Other players and topics covered in this episode include emerging rookie Vasily Podkolzin, the return of Brock Boeser and Carey Price, the futures betting appeal of the Blues and Hurricanes, Beniers vs. Cole Caufield and Robin Lehner vs. Logan Thompson for the rest of this season, fantasy playoff standouts like Tim Stutzle, Trevor Zegras, Noah Hanifin, Matt Boldy, schedule notes and more.
Pete and Nick are joined by Jake Hahn of SiriusXM NHL Network Radio and the Mayo Media Network to discuss all the Stanley Cup Playoff races in the Western Conference, betting angles down the stretch of the season and the chances of teams like the Golden Knights, Stars and Capitals not only getting in but also potentially putting their opponents on upset alert. The guys discuss who to take at No. 1 and 2 in playoff pool rankings this year and where players like Jack Eichel, Auston Matthews and Nazem Kadri should be ranked ahead of the postseason. Other topics covered include potential spoiler value from the Islanders, Sabres and Blue Jackets, the Kings' struggles down the stretch, ways to tap into the Avalanche's depth in fantasy, replacements for suspended Evgeni Malkin and which NCAA standout from University of Michigan is the best fantasy add.
Pete and Nick are joined by “Waiver Wire” James Harding to preview the second week of the fantasy hockey playoffs and highlight the best pickups around the League. The guys discuss the impact of Owen Power joining the Buffalo Sabres from Michigan and also other key NCAA signings like Matty Beniers (Kraken), Kent Johnson (Blue Jackets) and Bobby Brink (Flyers). Other players and topics covered include the prospect pool of the Sabres and where they stack up long term in the Atlantic Division, Power vs. his new teammate Rasmus Dahlin for the rest of the fantasy season, Nick Leddy's success since being traded to the Blues, teams to target and avoid in the fantasy playoffs, the Golden Knights vs. the Kings for the third playoff spot in the Pacific Division, recent injury returns like Max Pacioretty, Matt Boldy, Tim Stutzle, and top fantasy playoff producers so far like Justin Faulk, Jordan Staal, Noah Hanifin and more.
Pete and Nick go around the League to answer fan questions for the first week of the fantasy playoffs. The guys discuss the surprising performances of Mathieu Joseph for the Senators and some of the other top performers and biggest disappointments of the fantasy playoffs so far, most notably struggling Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Lightning. The guys weigh the chances of Tampa Bay three-peating as champions, the ceiling of the Flames this postseason and also cover Jack Hughes' keeper value after his season-ending injury, Carey Price's potential return down the stretch and some of the top defenseman and goalie adds including Jake Muzzin, Bowen Byram, Sam Girard, Anton Forsberg and more.
Pete and Nick are joined by Chris Meaney of FTN Network, "Mean Streets" and "Dangle, Bet, Celly" to preview the fantasy hockey playoffs and cover futures trends around the NHL. The guys identify potential Stanley Cup sleepers, including the Bruins, Wild and Golden Knights, and run through the fantasy schedule for the first week of the head-to-head playoffs in most leagues, including teams with the most and fewest games this week and overall. Other topics covered include the optimal Panthers line combinations heading into the postseason, hot streaks for Jake DeBrusk and Erik Haula, injury replacements for Nazem Kadri and Jack Hughes, William Nylander's recent move to the third line, the return of Jack Campbell and Robin Lehner from injuries, the sneaky appeal of the Sabres down the stretch, the Islanders' slim chances of catching the Capitals and why Mathieu Joseph is worth considering with the Senators.
Pete and Nick are joined by “Goalie Master” David Satriano to discuss Robin Lehner's upcoming return for Vegas and who to consider dropping for him in fantasy. The guys react to the Golden Knights' improved play and Logan Thompson's shutout, the season-ending injury to Clayton Keller of the Coyotes and more NHL Trade Deadline reaction around the League. Other players and topics covered include Frank Vatrano's success with the Rangers, Nikolaj Ehlers and others filling in for Kyle Connor (COVID-19 protocol) during the Jets' playoff push, Dylan Strome and Taylor Raddysh, the Devils' prospect pool and a potential solution in net, Jake Sanderson being available to be added in Yahoo Fantasy and more players to watch as NCAA seasons conclude, Miro Heiskanen's return, where Wild goalies Marc-Andre Fleury and Cam Talbot rank among the best tandems, the Hart Trophy race and more.
Pete and Nick are joined by "Waiver Wire" James Harding to highlight the best pickups entering the 23rd week of the fantasy season and start of the fantasy playoffs in many leagues. The guys discuss Evgenii Dadonov's resurgence for the Golden Knights after the deadline day trade involving him was invalidated by the NHL and why Logan Thompson and Alec Martinez are also worth considering from Vegas. Other topics include productive rookies Sean Durzi of the Kings, Seth Jarvis of the Hurricanes and Taylor Raddysh of the Chicago Blackhawks, valuable deadline movers like Andrew Copp and Frank Vatrano of the Rangers and Rickard Rakell of the Penguins, whether to be patient with Sam Bennett in fantasy, Andre Burakovsky vs. Jeff Skinner for the rest of the season, the success of the Islanders' new top-line duo of Anders Lee and Brock Nelson and debating the short-term upside of NCAA signees Jake Sanderson of the Senators vs. Nick Abruzzese of the Maple Leafs.
Pete and Nick are joined by former NHL player Colby Armstrong and analyst for Sportsnet and the Penguins to expand on the fallout from the NHL Trade Deadline. The guys discuss the potential impact of Rakell with Pittsburgh, sleeper teams to win the Stanley Cup like the Bruins and Capitals, Roman Josi's Norris Trophy candidacy for the Predators and more. Other players covered in this episode include Andrew Copp with the Rangers, Nico Hischier's resurgence for the Devils, Kaapo Kahkonen with the Sharks, Kevin Hayes gaining fantasy value from the Claude Giroux trade, Marcus Johansson's sneaky appeal with the Capitals, why you shouldn't overlook Kraken players in fantasy down the stretch, Quinton Byfield's expanded role with so many injuries around him on the Kings and what to do with Golden Knights players who are injured (Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty) in fantasy after the Evgenii Dadonov trade to the Ducks was invalidated by the NHL.
Pete and Nick dissect the biggest moves leading up to the NHL Trade Deadline, highlighted by Marc-Andre Fleury to the Wild and Claude Giroux to the Panthers and the futures impact on Minnesota and Florida. Other trades discussed include Kaapo Kahkonen to the Sharks, Mark Giordano to the Maple Leafs, Hampus Lindholm to the Bruins, Rickard Rakell to the Penguins (report), Owen Tippett to the Flyers, Brandon Hagel to the Lightning, Andrew Copp to the Rangers, Artturi Lehkonen to the Avalanche and also the injury impact of Aaron Ekblad on the Panthers.
Pete and Nick are joined by David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period, NHL Network and SiriusXM NHL Network Radio to preview the 2022 NHL Trade Deadline, which is Monday, March 21 at 3 p.m. ET. Pagnotta has the latest news surrounding Claude Giroux, Marc-Andre Fleury, J.T. Miller, Filip Forsberg, Jakob Chychrun, John Klingberg, Dylan Strome, Jeff Petry, Alexander Radulov and reaction to Tomas Hertl signing a new contract with the Sharks. Pete and Nick also have the fantasy spin on minor trades involving Josh Manson to the Avalanche and Frank Vatrano to the Rangers, as well as Erik Kallgren's shutout in his first NHL start for the Maple Leafs.
Pete and Nick are joined by "Waiver Wire" James Harding to highlight the best pickups entering the 21st week of the fantasy season. The guys discuss in-house and outside fantasy injury replacements for Gabriel Landeskog of the Avalanche and Jack Campbell of the Maple Leafs and react to Buffalo's upset win against Toronto in the NHL Heritage Classic. Other topics covered include sneaky candidates to be moved before the NHL Trade Deadline on March 21, Jakub Vrana's success since joining the Red Wings, Dylan Strome vs. Ryan Strome for the rest of the fantasy season, Cole Sillinger's appeal after his hat trick and the injury to Boone Jenner, goalies to consider dropping for Devils rookie Nico Daws, the Golden Knights' injuries and chances of missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs and more.
Pete and Nick are joined by guest Tom Vecchio from FanDuel and the @NHL's "Going All In" segments to talk fantasy and DFS storylines around the League and various futures plays and props. The guys discuss some of the non-contenders who have become sources of fantasy value, including the Coyotes, Senators, Devils and Sabres and touch on "revenge" matchups for Jack Eichel, Alex Tuch and Michael Bunting. Other topics covered in this show include the Hart Trophy race, week-to-week injury for Viktor Arvidsson and the Kings' new top six, Thatcher Demko vs. Spencer Knight in a keeper league, John Gibson as a drop candidate, Noah Dobson's breakout season and their leaning for the NHL Heritage Classic on Sunday.
Pete and Nick are joined by "Waiver Wire" James Harding to highlight the best pickups entering the 20th week of the fantasy season. The guys discuss the shocking seven-point performance by Nick Schmaltz of the Coyotes over the weekend and whether he's worth seriously considering in fantasy, the Bruins' secondary scoring boost from Erik Haula on a line with David Pastrnak and Taylor Hall and what to make of the Wild's recent goaltending struggles and their potential NHL Trade Deadline stance. Other topics covered include Vitek Vanecek vs. Kaapo Kahkonen for the rest of the fantasy season, “revenge” games for Devon Toews on Long Island and Sam Reinhart in Buffalo, Mason Marchment's promotion to the top line, some key Yahoo Fantasy position eligibility changes, the appeal of Antti Raanta given the injury concern with Frederik Andersen, the return of Max Pacioretty and Nikolaj Ehlers, the tight playoff race in the Western Conference and more.
Pete and Nick are joined by Shayna Goldman of The Athletic, Sportlogiq and Sportsnet to go around the League and discuss the biggest fantasy and futures storylines with analytical insight. The crew discusses Cale Makar's Norris Trophy stock, the Avalanche's Stanley Cup chances, trial of Andre Burakovsky on the top line, the potential that Sam Girard could be traded before the deadline and more. They also have the impact of Josh Norris' expected return Thursday for the Senators, Alexis Lafreniere's top-line placement and breakout appeal for the Rangers down the stretch and why the Devils are worth tapping into for the rest of the season with elite players in Jack Hughes, Dougie Hamilton and Jesper Bratt plus potential fantasy pickups in Yegor Sharangovich, Dawson Mercer, Nico Hischier and rookie goalie Nico Daws. Other topics discussed include whether the Predators should consider trading top forward Filip Forsberg, the appeal of adding Jakob Chychrun and/or Mark Giordano in fantasy before potential trades, Igor Shesterkin's MVP chances, signs of Elias Pettersson of the Canucks and Jordan Binnington of the Blues bouncing back, the Blue Jackets' outside playoff chances with Elvis Merzlikins back and more.
Pete and Nick are joined by "Waiver Wire" James Harding to highlight the best pickups entering the 19th week of the fantasy season. The guys discuss how Michael Bunting of the Maple Leafs has emerged as a top Calder Trophy candidate and how Matt Boldy of the Wild could also be in the mix if his strong production continues. The guys have all the reaction to the Stadium Series game in Nashville, the Maple Leafs' 10-7 win against the Red Wings on Saturday and fantasy replacements on defense after injuries to Tony DeAngelo and Zach Werenski. Other topics include the fantasy appeal of the Kings' secondary scorers (Trevor Moore, Phillip Danault, Matt Roy), Jake DeBrusk's value ahead of a potential trade, the Golden Knights' injury concerns with Robin Lehner, Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone, the Senators' sneaky goalie tandem of Matt Murray and Anton Forsberg, Quinn Hughes vs. Jack Hughes on Monday, Pavel Buchnevich's return to MSG on Wednesday and more.
Pete and Nick are joined by guest Chris Meaney of FTN Network to discuss all the latest fantasy and futures trends around the League. The guys react to Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki's bounce-back under new coach Martin St. Louis and the latest storylines leading up to the 2022 NHL Trade Deadline, including Claude Giroux, Marc-Andre Fleury, teams that need to make a move and players to target in fantasy trades or pickups before potential moves. The guys debate Caufield vs. Brock Boeser, Patrik Laine vs. Dylan Larkin, Dougie Hamilton's fantasy and shot prop value as he's expected to return for the Devils on Thursday, biggest contract-year fantasy stud of the season and set the table for the 2022 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series in Nashville on Saturday between the Lightning and Predators. Other players covered in this episode include Boone Jenner, Anton Forsberg, Adam Boqvist, Logan Thompson, Jesper Bratt, Brad Marchand, Tage Thompson and more.
Pete and Nick are joined by "Waiver Wire" James Harding to highlight the best pickups entering the 18th week of the fantasy season. The guys debate goalies Jeremy Swayman vs. Ilya Sorokin for the rest of the season, Anthony Mantha vs. Jakub Vrana with each nearing a return from injury and discuss breakout seasons for Adrian Kempe, Tage Thompson, Robert Thomas and Mason Marchment. Other topics covered include Alex Tuch's keeper appeal with the Sabres, Cole Caufield's bounce-back play for the Canadiens under coach Martin St. Louis, the buy-low fantasy window on veteran center Nicklas Backstrom and defenseman pickups like Jaccob Slavin and Oliver Ekman-Larsson. The guys also set the table for a big guest coming up on the show this Thursday.
Pete and Nick are joined by Jake Hahn of SiriusXM NHL Network Radio and the Mayo Media Network to talk the fantasy and betting implications of Tyler Toffoli being traded to the Calgary Flames and Jack Eichel debuting for the Vegas Golden Knights. The guys debate the futures appeal of both teams, the race for the Pacific Division title and potential fantasy beneficiaries of both storylines, including Evgenii Dadonov and Laurent Brossoit (with Robin Lehner injured) for Vegas and Sean Monahan, Noah Hanifin, Rasmus Andersson and others for Calgary. The guys also take fan questions on the Oilers goalie situation, Rasmus Dahlin's keeper value with the Sabres trending upward and discuss the latest top 200 rankings on NHL.com/Fantasy. Other topics covered include Jake Oettinger's statement win for Dallas at Colorado, the Panthers' success on the live line, potential landing spots for Marc-Andre Fleury and Claude Giroux, the bounce-back stretch for Jets forwards Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler and more.
Pete and Nick highlight the best pickups entering the 17th week of the fantasy season. The guys discuss the best goalie options, including Matt Murray, Jake Oettinger and Petr Mrazek and how seriously to take Jeff Skinner and the Sabres offense in fantasy and betting after his four-goal game. Other topics discussed include the Oilers' coaching change from Dave Tippett to Jay Woodcroft, the playoff chances of the Stars vs. Jets in the Central Division, what to expect once Jack Eichel returns with Mark Stone injured and other players to consider adding like Andrew Mangiapane, Yegor Sharangovich, Mason Marchment and Anton Lundell, Connor Brown, Frederick Gaudreau and more.
Pete and Nick have the fantasy reaction to some big news around the NHL with Tuukka Rask retiring, Brad Marchand being suspended six games and the Canadiens hiring Martin St. Louis as their new coach. The guys debate which Bruins goalie, Linus Ullmark or Jeremy Swayman, will be more valuable in fantasy for the rest of this season and why Cole Caufield could be the biggest beneficiary from Montreal's coaching change. Other players and teams discussed in this episode are Matt Murray's resurgent play and first game against the Penguins, the Stanley Cup futures appeal of the Flames and Vezina Trophy candidacy of Jacob Markstrom, whether to hold or fold on Ryan Hartman of the Wild, Patrik Laine's bounce-back performance, Robert Thomas vs. Ivan Barbashev from the Blues, Blake Coleman, Reilly Smith, Gustav Nyquist, Evan Rodrigues, Anthony Mantha and more.
Pete and Nick are joined by guests Todd Fuhrman of the Bet the Board podcast and CBS Sports HQ to talk hockey betting and David Satriano of NHL.com to break down all the fantasy trends for the second half of the season. The guys discuss the playoff races in the Western Conference, awards and division title races and players who could be traded before the deadline, including Claude Giroux, Marc-Andre Fleury, Tomas Hertl, Joe Pavelski and Reilly Smith. They also touch on some sneaky awards contenders and fantasy pickups from less obvious teams for the stretch run.
Pete and Nick are live from NHL All-Star Weekend breaking down all the biggest fantasy and betting storylines around the League. The guys were joined by guests Stormy Buonantony of VSiN (18:28), Dennis Bernstein (34:56) of The Fourth Period and SiriusXM NHL Network Radio and former NHL players Shane O'Brien (54:31) and Scottie Upshall (1:03), the co-hosts of the “Missin Curfew” podcast, to talk 2022 Stanley Cup futures, various NHL Awards races and players to watch from all 32 teams.
Pete and Nick highlight the best pickups entering the 16th week of the fantasy season (Jan. 31 to Feb. 13 in Yahoo Fantasy) and are joined by “Waiver Wire” James Harding (@WaiverWireJames) to break down his top 10 list on NHL.com/Fantasy. The guys discuss Evander Kane's impressive debut and linemates in Edmonton, forwards like Valeri Nichushkin, Mason Marchment, Dylan Strome, Tim Stutzle and Tyler Ennis as replacements for injured Senators Drake Batherson and Josh Norris, the Bruins goalie dilemma with Tuukka Rask injured and Jeremy Swayman recalled and some sneaky value from the Sabres in prospect Peyton Krebs and veteran goalie Craig Anderson. They also target teams based on the two-week scoring period and let you know about their show plans for NHL All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas.
Pete and Nick react to Evander Kane signing a one-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers. The guys discuss the fantasy impact of the move, where Kane is ranked in the updated top 200 on NHL.com/Fantasy, his rare category coverage and high ceiling if he lands on a line with an elite center in either Connor McDavid or Leon Draisaitl. Other angles covered include the risk involved for the Oilers, their need to improve at the goalie position before the NHL Trade Deadline on March 21, a few right wings to consider who could play on Kane's line, which line combinations the guys want to see and reaction to the futures betting prices on Edmonton to win the Pacific Division and Stanley Cup.
Pete and Nick are joined by world-famous poker player, avid NHL fan and fantasy hockey manager Daniel Negreanu to discuss the top storylines around the League. The guys preview NHL All-Star Weekend and discuss some of the teams with the most star power and their chances of winning the Stanley Cup, including Negreanu's favorite team, the Golden Knights. Other players and topics discussed include the playoff teams on the outside looking in who could join the field (Islanders, Jets, Stars), and why the Kings and Devils have Negreanu excited about their future. Daniel also gives some Vegas recommendations for All-Star Weekend, and Pete and Nick run through some players to keep an eye on in fantasy, including Evander Kane, Dylan Strome, Cole Perfetti, Cal Petersen and more.
Pete and Nick highlight the best fantasy pickups entering the 15th week of the season and are joined by “Waiver Wire” James Harding (@WaiverWireJames). The guys discuss Ville Husso's breakout season, the offensive depth of the Blues and Wild and the debate of Husso vs. Avalanche backup Pavel Francouz for the rest of the season. Other players and topics covered include Valeri Nichushkin, the Sabres' valuable top line of Jeff Skinner, Tage Thompson and Alex Tuch, Tyler Toffoli's positive impact on the Canadiens, Jeff Petry, Matt Grzelcyk, Tyler Seguin, Jared Spurgeon, Martin Necas, Alec Martinez and Adam Henrique (nearing returns from injuries), Peyton Krebs, Chris Kreider and more.
Pete and Nick discuss all the fantasy rankings trends and answer mailbag questions for Week 14. They discuss Igor Shesterkin's case for the Vezina Trophy and other NHL Awards candidates from the Rangers. Other players and topics covered include the impact of Tyler Toffoli's return on the Canadiens, Pavel Francouz's shutout on Wednesday, James Reimer's bounce-back season for the Sharks, what the Stars might do leading up to the NHL Trade Deadline on March 21, the latest injury update on Jack Eichel of the Golden Knights, Flyers defenseman prospect Cam York, Cole Perfetti's upside with Nikolaj Ehlers injured, waiver wire pickups like Ilya Mikheyev and the sneaky appeal of some Sabres and Coyotes players for the second half.
Pete and Nick highlight the best fantasy pickups entering the 14th week of the season. The guys discuss Timo Meier's five-goal game, his staying power as an elite fantasy option and the Sharks' potential hidden value in the awards futures market. Other players and topics discussed include potential trade destinations for contract year Marc-Andre Fleury, Elias Pettersson's bounce-back game and recent shift from center to wing, Pavel Francouz's upside after Darcy Kuemper's injury, the Kings' productive second line of Viktor Arvidsson, Phillip Danault and Trevor Moore, top contenders for the Jack Adams Award and Norris Trophy approaching the midseason point, Montreal's new general manager Kent Hughes, the upcoming return of Tyler Toffoli and players to consider adding like Anton Lundell, Cal Petersen, Matt Boldy, Max Comtois and Urho Vaakanainen.
Pete and Nick are joined by guest Jake Hahn of SiriusXM NHL Network Radio and the Mayo Media Network to talk NHL futures and fantasy trends around the League. The guys discuss Tuukka Rask giving the Bruins renewed Stanley Cup futures appeal, the buy-low window on the Islanders and Jets, the goalie situations of the Avalanche vs. Golden Knights and how the Predators and Blues have sneaky value to win the Central Division and/or the Stanley Cup. Players and topics discussed include whether to add Evander Kane (most added player in fantasy this week), Cal Petersen, Adrian Kempe, Karel Vejmelka, the strong underlying numbers of the Kings, Tristan Jarry's case for the Vezina Trophy, Noah Dobson, Anders Lee, Evgeni Malkin's season debut, Jack Eichel skating and the bounce-back chances of Elias Pettersson and Tom Wilson.
Pete and Nick highlight the best fantasy pickups entering the 13th week of the season and are joined by “Waiver Wire” James Harding (@WaiverWireJames). The guys discuss Alexander Kerfoot's strong play on Auston Matthews' line, the success of the Bruins' new-look second line and whether Barclay Goodrow has a chance to stick at right wing on Artemi Panarin's line once the elite left wing returns. Other players and topics covered include Brady Skjei, Erik Haula, Matt Boldy, Pavel Francouz, Denis Gurianov, Andrew Mangiapane vs. Blake Coleman, Sam Bennett, Rickard Rakell, J.T. Compher, Mike Reilly and injury updates on Kirill Kaprizov, Tuukka Rask, Joel Eriksson Ek, Evgeni Malkin and COVID-19 protocol news around the League.
Pete and Nick discuss the top 200 rankings on NHL.com/Fantasy and mailbag questions for the 12th week of the season. Big topics include where to rank Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask after he signed a professional tryout with Providence of the AHL, the expected NHL debuts of Wild prospects Marco Rossi and Matt Boldy, the value of Kaapo Kahkonen with Cam Talbot injured and replacement options for injured Devils defenseman Dougie Hamilton. Other topics include Nikita Kucherov's expected return, Brayden Schenn's first game back, Ondrej Palat's hot streak, the Bruins' new-look top six, whether the guys believe in Alexander Kerfoot and some other players with low roster percentages, the buy-low fantasy appeal of Elias Pettersson and what the guys are watching for the rest of the week.
Pete and Nick highlight the best fantasy pickups entering the 12th week of the season and are joined by “Waiver Wire” James Harding (@WaiverWireJames). The guys discuss the Blues' high-scoring game in the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic, players worth adding from their top nine (Robert Thomas, Brandon Saad; Brayden Schenn before he returns), the resurgence of the Devils offense (led by Jack Hughes, Yegor Sharangovich, Nico Hischier), rest-of-season appeal of elite forwards Nikita Kucherov and Jack Eichel and the recent returns of Bryan Rust, Adam Boqvist and Bowen Byram. Other players discussed include Paul Stastny, Noah Dobson, Laurent Brossoit, Spencer Knight, Rasmus Dahlin, Alex Tuch, Taylor Hall, Martin Necas, Ross Colton, Alexander Barabanov, Anton Lundell and more.
Pete and Nick are back for a bonus episode to look ahead to 2022 with bold fantasy and betting predictions and react to the first few games after the NHL's return from the holiday pause. The guys look at the rest-of-season fantasy ripple effect of Alex Tuch on the Sabres and a bounce-back game for Jack Hughes, who still has point-per-game potential for the Devils the rest of the way as the leader of their young core. The guys dive into the futures appeal of the Canucks, including the NHL Awards ceilings of coach Bruce Boudreau and goalie Thatcher Demko and overlooked fantasy dominance of J.T. Miller. Other bold predictions involve Patrik Laine, who's nearing a return from injury, Ivan Provorov, Chandler Stephenson, a debate between the Stanley Cup windows of the Penguins and Bruins and some longshot title contenders, including the Blues and Jets. The guys also discuss a potential landing spot for Marc-Andre Fleury, the buy-low fantasy appeal of Patrick Kane, breakout season for Robert Thomas, Phil Kessel's sneaky consistency and some picks for the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic on New Year's Day.
Pete and Nick are back after the holiday break to discuss all the big names who could return in the coming days, from Brayden Point to Artemi Panarin, Igor Shesterkin, Aleksander Barkov, Evgeni Malkin, Patrik Laine, Alex Tuch and more. The guys do a stock watch on the Rangers, Predators, Islanders (buy low) and Sharks and whether to “hold or fold” with Mathew Barzal, Matt Duchene, Marcus Foligno, Chandler Stephenson, Ivan Barbashev and more. The guys also answer questions on Tuukka Rask (targeting return in three weeks), Jeremy Swayman, Semyon Varlamov, Jamie Drysdale and highlight waiver wire pickups for the rest of the extended Week 11 (Dec. 20 to Jan. 2) like Andre Burakovsky, Taylor Raddysh, Tanner Jeannot, Maxime Lagace, Matt Roy and run through COVID-19 protocol updates around the League.
Pete and Nick highlight the best fantasy pickups entering the 11th week of the season and are joined by “Waiver Wire” James Harding (@WaiverWireJames). The guys discuss strategies based on the COVID-19 postponements and protocol additions and players to add for the two-week holiday scoring period. Fantasy targets include Alex Tuch ahead of his season debut for the Sabres, the impact of the Jets' coaching change after Paul Maurice resigned and goalie debates surrounding Charlie Lindgren, Anton Forsberg, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and Stuart Skinner. Other players discussed include Ivan Barbashev, Conor Sheary and other Capitals streaming options, Alex Goligoski, Noah Dobson, Oliver Wahlstrom, Travis Sanheim, Joel Farabee, Warren Foegele, Jack Hughes' struggles since coming back and Evgeni Malkin nearing a return from injury.