Today is a huge 13 game slate and there are plenty of great matchups to take advantage of. All of my favorite teams to fade are playing and I’ll be on their opponents.
Teams to Target:
1. New York Islanders
The Isles top line (whoever’s playing with Tavares) has been one of my favorites to roll out all season and I’m going back to that well against Buffalo. I will have a fair amount of Bailey/Nielsen/Okposo as well. They will be much less owned than the Tavares line.
2. Boston Bruins
The Bruins are trying to jump the Red Wings and they will be playing all-out against the horrible Maple Leafs. Marchand/Bergeron/Smith is looking mighty fine tomorrow. They haven’t been playing great of late but nothing like facing the Leafs to try and snap out of a funk.
3. Calgary Flames
Gaudreau/Monohan/Hudler have been playing excellent for the Flames and I don’t see that stoping against Edmonton. The Oilers just got SHELLED by the Kings and they are in full tank mode here at the end. I’m sure they will be highly owned but worth it. They aren’t as expensive as most top lines either which gives me room to work on my blueline and tender.
4. LA Kings
Kopitar/Gaborik play so much better at home so I’ll roll them out again hoping for more lightning in a bottle. Colorado’s hot streak is over and they’re back to giving up goals left and right. The Kings are still trying to push to the playoffs and won’t be holding any energy back. I’ll have their top line in my LU’s again.