The Shot Dude: Rollin' With the Homies
There's no place like home ... there's no place like home!
There are no NHL teams playing in Kansas, but our Wizard of Oz homegirl, Dorothy, was correct about how great being at home truly is.
Your Shot Dude has blown in with nothing but skaters on home ice to fill your fantasy lineup. These homies all have an advantage in their matchups toniht that will help you float away with some fantasy game dosh.
There are some wicked possibilities within tonight's 12-game slate -- I didn't care for anyone in this afternoon's Rangers v Senators tilt -- and you can find the details in the Bovada data tool on our Home page.
I'll include the FanDuel player price with each of my selections, because I'm just that kind of Shot Dude, one who recommends instead of demands.
Max Pacioretty, Montréal, ($8900) ... pulls all those ropes behind the Habs' curtain. This wizard has taken 62 shots on goal this year. At home, he's averaged almost 4 shots per game and has 2 home ice game-winning goals. Dude's the leader of both the Canadiens' top scoring and power play lines with 8 goals and 15 points overall.
Eric Staal, Carolina ($7800) ... is the heart of the Hurricanes and, like Pacioretty, leads their top even-strength and power play lines. Of his 42 shots, 23 have come at home along with 3 of his 4 goals. There must be something to this sleeping in your own bed thing, right? Staal and the rest of the 'Canes face a Flyers team who are the NHL's second worst in scoring. In fact, Philly has only scored 29 goals in 16 games.
Dustin Brown, Los Angeles ($3800) ... is a courageous third liner who skates on the top power play line. That's because he leads the Kings in shots with 54 in 16 games. Brown has just 1 goal but has assisted on 5 others. You won't find this kind of shot volume and scoring opportunity in any other player for $3800. The good news for LA is Edmonton's playing their third road game in four days.
Shea Weber, Nashville ($6300) ... has the hardest shot in the NHL. 'Struth. Dude was actually clocked at 108.5mph at last season's All-Star competition. His high salary is warranted due to his 24+ minutes of ice time a game. Weber directs the Preds' first-unit power play, which has lead to 2 home-ice power play goals. I feel bad for anyone trying to block his blasts. There might be a few sore Winnipeg Jets tomorrow!
Morgan Rielly, Toronto ($4900) ... is like Brown in providing salary relief without giving up scoring chances and production. 19 of his 31 shots and 2 of his 3 goals have come in TO. Rielly has assisted on 8 goals and skates with the Leafs' first power play unit, all while averaging over 22 minutes on the ice each game.
Mike Condon, Montréal ($8700) ... was pressed into duty as the Canadiens' No 1 netminder due to Carey Price's injury. He's not dissapointed, especially at The Bell Centre, winning 3 of his 4 starts there. Dude's only allowed 6 goals in those 4 starts with a .937 save percentage. Condon and the Habs host a Colorado team playing their third road game in the last five days.
Remember that you can't win without giving it your best shot!
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