The Shot Dude: 7&7 Monday, Part 1: NHL
Judging from the title of today's article, you might think your favorite Shot Dude is still at a weekend party.
That's just not true.
The NHL and NBA were thoughtful enough to schedule seven games each today.
Since this coincidence seems lucky, we'll roll with it and do things a bit differently today. That includes showing you another feature found on the Bovada data tool for every game. Here's what a Supergrid section looks like on our Home page:
I have a pair of articles for you to view. They'll cover my FanDuel picks for both NHL and NBA, with prices included. I'll then give you the short version of why you should consider these players for you lineup.
Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado ($6500) ... has produced 5 goals on 49 shots in 18 games. He gets to face Winnipeg, who's taken more penalties than any other NHL team, and Landeskog is on the Avs top power play unit.
Nazem Kadri, Toronto ($6100) ... averages exactly 4 shots per game --84 in 21 -- and will skate on home ice versus Boston. The Bruins have the NHL's worst penalty kill at 72.5%, and Kadri also is on Toronto's top power play unit.
TJ Oshie, Washington ($6000) ... has scored 5 goals on 56 shots in 19 games. Oshie gets to feed off the NHL's best player this year, Alex Ovechkin. Both Oshie and Ovechkin share Washington's top scoring and power play lines.
Drew Doughty, Los Angeles ($6400) ... has launched 55 shots in 20 games, while averaging over 33 shifts and almost 27 minutes of ice time per contest. Doughty and the Kings face Florida's Al Montoya in goal, who last played almost three weeks ago and gave up 4 goals.
Shane Gostisbehere, Philadelphia ($3000) ... has only played in 4 games this season but already has been elevated to the Flyers' top power play line. He registered 4 shots on goal and his first goal of the season against Jonathan Quick and the Kings last week.
James Reimer, Toronto ($8400) ... only allowed 1 goal on 36 shots when Toronto played in Boston on Saturday. Tonight, the Bruins play on Reimer's home ice, and you know your favorite Shot Dude likes to ride the hot goalie. Reimer has won 5 of 6, has only given up an average of 1.31 goals, and managed a save percentage of .962 in that span.
Now, feel free to shift on over to the NBA section for Part 2.
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