The NHL is crazy with the health protocols hitting the league hard right now. We’re getting tons of guys ruled out throughout the day, and it is more important than ever to keep close track of the news. Let’s look at the slate as it stands for the moment.
Top Stacks – Overall
Chicago 1 – DraftKings: $17,900 – FanDuel: $18,300
Patrick Kane – Alex DeBrincat – Dylan Strome
The fully healthy Chicago 1 line of Kane, DeBrincat, and Strome at home against Nashville is about as good as we will get tonight. The Predators are not the best matchup, but the Blackhawks get home ice, and Nashville is on a back-to-back. DeBrincat and Kane both skate on the power play 1, and the inclusion of Strome gives you excellent savings to make the stack affordable.
Pittsburgh 1 – DraftKings: $17,200 – FanDuel: $17,300
Sidney Crosby – Evan Rodrigues – Kasperi Kapanen
Pittsburgh 1 gets a great matchup at home against Buffalo. The line is depleted and not the same as when Pittsburgh is fully healthy. Still, with Rodrigues and Kapanen skating with Crosby, you get considerable savings. Rodrigues and Crosby are both on the first power play. You can add Kris Letang at defenseman for additional PP1 correlation.
Top Stacks – Value
Pittsburgh 2 – DraftKings: $12,100 – FanDuel: $14,700
Jeff Carter – Jason Zucker – Danton Heinen
It all comes down to the matchup again, and Pittsburgh 2 gets Buffalo and skates on home ice. This price is fantastic, and Zucker and Carter skate on the power play one. You can also do a PP1 stack and add Crosby, Rodrigues, and/or Letang to the mix for a hybrid PIT1 and PIT2 stack.
Top Plays – Forwards
Alex Ovechkin – DraftKings: $9,600 – FanDuel: $10,000
Sidney Crosby – DraftKings: $8,100 – FanDuel: $7,500
Patrick Kane – DraftKings: $7,800 – FanDuel: $7,500
Kyle Connor – DraftKings: $7,600 – FanDuel: $9,300
Jason Zucker: $3,500
Kasperi Kapanen: $3,500
Dominik Kubalik: $3,100
Alexander Radulov: $2,900
Jason Zucker: $4,300
Kasperi Kapanen: $4,000
Luke Kunin: $3,700
Dylan Strome: $3,700
Top Plays – Defenseman
Roman Josi – DraftKings: $7,300 – FanDuel: $7,400
Adam Fox – DraftKings: $7,200 – FanDuel: $7,200
Kris Letang – DraftKings: $6,800 – FanDuel: $6,700
Alex Pietrangelo – DraftKings: $6,000 – FanDuel: $7,000
Connor Murphy: $3,800
Justin Faulk: $3,500
Mark Pysyk: $2,600
Logan Stanley: $2,500
Shayne Gostisbehere: $5,100
Colton Parayko: $4,600
John Klingberg: $4,100
Connor Murphy: $3,600
Top Plays – Goalie
Tristan Jarry – DraftKings: $8,400 – FanDuel: $8,600
Anthony Stolarz – DraftKings: $8,200 – FanDuel: $7,400
Marc-Andre Fleury – DraftKings: $7,500 – FanDuel: $7,000
Braden Holtby – DraftKings: $7,300 – FanDuel: $8,200
Tournament Stack Pivots: DraftKings
Anaheim 1 and 2, Dallas 1, and New York Rangers 1 are solid pivots off some of the chalkier stacks. Although they will be owned, the leverage on CHI1, PIT1, and VGK1 is not bad based on current ownership projections.
Tournament Stack Pivots: FanDuel
VGK1 is likely to come in at very low ownership considering their prohibitive price point on a slate with some great stacks at friendly prices. They also get a tough road matchup with the Rangers, which should deter ownership. Yet, they are among the top stacks on this or any slate and have proven matchup-proof when healthy. BUF1, WPG2, and VGK2 are other leverage stacks to consider.