The Shot Dude: Great Day For Hockey

Published on 19-Dec-2015 by MunkeBiz8
NHL / NHL Daily Stake

Simpler times.

Today is a great day for hockey!

Actually, every day is a great day for hockey, and as far as I'm concerned, especially the NHL.

Your favorite Shot Dude is here with some Saturday picks to knock your socks off.

You can see the entire NHL schedule by using the Bovada data tool on our Home page:

Bovada NHL schedule

That's a nice variety of games, and we're giving you FanDuel pricing at no charge.

Forwards

Tyler SeguinDallas ($8700) ... has scored 11 points in his last 10 games. Dude seems to be on a season-long hot streak with 42 points in just 32 games. Those 42 points rank second in the NHL, and the 130 shots he's launched rank fourth. Seguin has virtually the same point total and has taken 30 more shots this season than teammate Jamie Benn, but Benn's price is a full $2000 higher on FanDuel. I say save the salary to spend elsewhere and get the same production by using Seguin today at home against Montréal.

Gabriel LandeskogColorado ($7100) ... has nine points in his last 10 games and is contributing consistently, as a captain should. While 8 goals on 77 shots seems low, the 16 assists he's dished in 29 games are impressive. Dude's a main cog in the Avs top scoring and power play lines. The matchup is what draws me towards Landeskog and the Avalanche today. They'll skate home ice against Edmonton, who's surrendered 55 goals in 18 road games, only winning five times.

Kyle PalmieriNew Jersey ($4100) ... has the same point total (9) as Landeskog in his last 10 games, but you can add him to your lineup at a $3000 savings. Even residing on New Jersey's second scoring and power play lines hasn't restricted Palmieri from shooting; dude's second on the Devils with 83 to date. In fact, he's close to reaching his career high of 14 goals and has 25 total points in 32 games so far. The Devils also have home ice advantage when they take on an Anaheim team that's only notched three road victories this season.

Defensemen

Jacob MuzzinLos Angeles ($5200) ... is just a solid hard-working blueliner in good position to make today's score sheet. Dude averages 2 shots a game and has registered 16 points in his 31 contests. Muzzin has also registered a game-winning goal and 4 power play points. The Kings travel to Toronto, where the Maple Leafs have been quite generous. TO has allowed their guests an average of 3 goals per game and own the NHL's second-worst home penalty kill at a lowly 72.9%. Hey, Babcock just got there; they're still the Leafs! We're talking long-term rebuild, here.

Michael StoneArizona ($3300) ... has found a twig he really likes, as evidenced by the 20 shots he has taken in the last 5 games alone. That's more than double the average pace he was on with the 49 shots he flung in his first 26 games. Since Stone gets 22 minutes of ice time and is a fixture on the Coyotes' second power play unit, an increase in shots can only help his value. As long as you can spot them, abnormal trends like this can win fantasy games because most of your opponents aren't looking for them.

Goaltender

Devan DubnykMinnesota ($8800) ... has played just as well or better than any of the seven higher-priced netminders listed on FanDuel today. Despite an injury that kept him out a few games, dude's stopped 164 of the last 173 pucks he's seen. He should get good puck support, too, as not only have the Wild won three straight, but they've outscored their foes,13-4, in that span. This trip to Nashville today won't intimidate Dubnyk; just one month ago, he posted a shutout over these same Predators.

Might want to tune in to the rematch.

Since these lineup ideas have clearly blown them off, there's just enough time to find your socks and win some fantasy money.

FanDuel scorecard

Remember that life is so  much more worth living when you give it your best shot!

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