Welcome back to the Fantasy Hockey Hacks Podcast!
In the twelfth episode of the podcast, Devon, Bruce, and John discuss recent news from around the NHL, including playoff performances from Brayden Point, Carey Price, Josh Anderson and more. Rod Brind’Amour is your Jack Adams winner, and has signed a 3 year extension with Carolina. Both semi-final series are now tied 2-2 after the Vegas Golden Knights win in overtime on Sunday night. Oliver Ekman-Larsson is on the trade block, but with 6 years remaining on his contract at $8.25 Million per season, who will be trading for him? We wrap up the episode with our DFS picks for the week. Stay tuned for our next episode, as we dive into the Seattle Kraken Expansion draft and provide our thoughts and predictions for the Scotia North Division.
- NHL and Action Network partner to produce sports betting, DFS content
- Pierre Lebrun releases update on Jack Eichel trade rumours
- Rod Brind’Amour wins the Jack Adams award, signs 3 year extension with Carolina
- GM of the Year Nominees announced
- Alexander Barkov is your Selke Trophy winner
- Brayden Point continues his dominant playoff performance
- OEL on the trade block again?
- NHL Playoff updates – both semi-finals squared up at 2 games each
- DFS/Draft King picks for the upcoming week (June 21st – 28th)
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Hockey News | June 14 – June 21st
- June 16th | The NHL and Action Network announce content partnership for the remainder of the playoffs. Action Network is a great resource for sports betting and fantasy sports.
The NHL and The Action Network announced a multiplatform content partnership for the 2021 Stanley Cup Semifinals and 2021 Stanley Cup Final. https://t.co/wK39anRhUz
— NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) June 16, 2021
- June 16th | According to Pierre Lebrun, trade talks around Jack Eichel have started to get more serious.
- Teams that he believes make sense include: Los Angeles, Minnesota, Anaheim, Columbus, Philadelphia, and the New York Rangers.
Things getting more serious on the Jack Eichel trade front; all signs pointing to Brind’Amour staying put, plus more in my Rumblings notebook:https://t.co/fhfxQBnbVk
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 16, 2021
- June 16th | Jason Spezza signs his third consecutive league-minimum deal, $750,000, to stay with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Quoted as saying, “I would take less if I could”.
— NHL (@NHL) June 16, 2021
- June 17th | Rod Brind’Amour signs a three year contract extension with the Caroline Hurricanes.
- Brind’Amour is also your Jack Adams winner.
— NHL (@NHL) June 17, 2021
- June 17th | Nominees for the GM of the Year are announced: Marc Bergevin (MTL), Lou Lamoriello (NYI), and Bill Zito (FLA).
— NHL (@NHL) June 17, 2021
- June 17th | Brayden Point continues to impress in these playoffs. 11 goals in 14 games. 65 points in 58 playoffs games in his career.
Brayden Point, 11 playoff goals in his 14th playoff game (still going) this summer. For his career, 65 points (33-32) as he plays his 58th career playoff game. The 79th overall pick in 2014. Cap hit $6.75 M through 2021-22. 😳😳
Welcome to the 2022 Canadian men’s Olympic team.
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 18, 2021
- June 18th | Alexander Barkov is your 2021 Selke Trophy winner.
- 58 points (26 goals) in 50 games – 82 game pace of 95 points.
- 20:56 TOI
Aleksander Barkov is your 2021 Selke Trophy Winner. Finalists: Patrice Bergeron & Mark Stone.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 18, 2021
- June 18th | Montreal Canadiens win game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead.
- Carey Price made 43 saves in a game where the Habs were largely outplayed.
- Cole Caufield and Josh Anderson (2 goals) are your goal scorers for Montreal.
- Alex Pietrangelo continues his hot streak for for Vegas.
- Dominic Ducharme confirmed case of COVID.
- Officiating was another negative story in this one, plenty of missed calls. The high-stick on Corey Perry was particularly bad.
NHL confirms Dominique Ducharme has a confirmed positive test. All others are negative. #GoHabsGo received 2nd vaccine doses on June 9
— NHL News (@PuckReportNHL) June 18, 2021
- June 19th | New York Islanders tie their series with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
- Point continues his goal scoring streak.
- Pulock makes a game-saving block.
- June 19th | Oliver Ekman-Larsson is on the trade block again. 🤦♂️
- 30 year old defenceman has 6 years remaining with an AAV of $8.25M. 👀
- Who takes a chance on this guy?
The Coyotes will explore a trade involving captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson again this offseason, and they will likely have more options than they did last year.https://t.co/XAKu3WJyyW pic.twitter.com/AoY5hbRCKx
— Craig Morgan (@CraigSMorgan) June 20, 2021
- June 19th | Jacob Slavin is your 2021 Lady Byng Winner with 2 PIMS.
- June 20th | VGK takes game 4, the series is tied 2-2 going back to Vegas.
- Goal by Nick Roy in OT.
- Robin Lehner gets the start and the win, do we see him start again in game 5?
Patient finish by Nic Roy wins it for Vegas in OT pic.twitter.com/Rq2ehbd0JV
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) June 21, 2021
DFS Picks | June 21 – June 27th
- Josh Anderson, MTL | DK Salary: $5,000
- Averaging 7.7 FPPG over his last 10 contests.
- 2 goals, 17 SOG, 2 BkS, 40 hits in last 10 GP.
- Averaging 13:39 TOI
- Has been very good as of late.
- Paul Byron, MTL | DK Salary: $2,600
- Averaging 4.3 FPPG over his last 10 contests.
- 4 points (2 goals), 7 SOG, 8 BkS, 26 hits in 10 games played.
- Averaging 14:21 TOI
- Had the assist on Josh Anderson’s GWG in game 2.
- Had the GWG in game 2.
- Playing on the third line with Kotkiniemi and Josh Anderson. Very effective, affordable stacking option. Boom or bust play.
- Mathew Barzal, NYI | DK Salary: $6,700
- Averaging 9.9 FPPG over his last 10 contests.
- 9 points (6 goals), 25 SOG, 7 BkS in his past 9 games.
- Averaging 16:44 TOI
- Lead the Islanders in expected goals and expected goals percentage the past two games.
- Alex Pieterangelo, VGK | DK Salary: $9,400
- Averaging 21.85 FPPG over his last 4 contests.
- Lead all defencemen in game 4 with 14 fantasy points.
- 3 goals, 20 SOG, 13 BkS in 4 games this series.
- Averaging 27:43 TOI
- Carey Price, MTL | DK Salary: $10,200
- Averaging 20.4 FPPG over his last 3 contests.
- In those 3 GP, Price has a .955 SV% and a 4.1 GSAA!!
- Spend up, the Price Is Right!