Some players perform better at home. Others get it done on the road. When making a difficult roster decision, consider this information as a tiebreaker.
In this two-part set, I’ll take a look at the home and road performances of players around the league and draw your attention to some standouts.
Here are the notable players who have had significant production this season while bunking in hotels and eating restaurant food. (Check out the best home performers as well)
Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars
Obviously that five-point game in Calgary helps his numbers here, but Seguin is still first in the league (tied with linemate Jamie Benn) with 18 points on the road in 14 games. His current three-game pointless drought includes two games at home. He has just five points in nine home games. Read more
Some players perform better at home. Others get it done on the road. When making a difficult roster decision, consider this information as a tie-breaker.
In this two-part set, I’ll take a look at the home and road performances of players around the league and draw your attention to some standouts. Can’t decide between Anze Kopitar and Joe Pavelski this week? Well, since Kopitar plays two more games this week, one at home and the other on the road, it may be best to go with Pavelski. Kopitar has 17 of his 23 points at home (13 games), but just six in 12 on the road. Whereas Little Joe has 13 in 10 home games and plays all three of his games this week at home.
Here are the notable players who have had significant production this season within the confines of their home arena.
Brandon Dubinsky, Columbus Blue Jackets
Dubinsky has 11 points in 11 games at home, while managing just four in 10 on the road. The problem is, he’s currently hampered by a foot injury. The injury could be as serious as “week to week,” but it sounds like the doctors have yet to even really identify the problem. Read more
At this point of the season, the quarter mark, a lot of fantasy hockey teams are suffering thanks to brutal goaltending. Some are hurting so bad that there is no coming back. But for others, there is still a chance – they just need help between the pipes. It’s extremely difficult to fix your fantasy squad if your goaltending is broken. All of the starters are spoken for, but a few dark horses are starting to emerge and could help out your team. Let’s review. Read more
The change is so gradual that you hardly notice it, but there are a handful of young defensemen leading their team’s power play who were out of the mix as recently as four years ago. Read more
12. Steve Mason, Philadelphia Flyers
I thought Steve Mason was done. And I wasn’t alone. But the Flyers had faith (not to mention little choice) and despite the abysmal win/loss record, Mason has been great. If the Flyers end up missing the playoffs by 10 points, they would still be an 82-point team. They are on pace for about 60 points, so expect the W’s to improve. He’ll flirt with 30 wins and if his .930 SP and 2.15 GAA are even remotely close to remaining the same by April, that’s an incredible year. Read more
Dustin Penner made a splash in both real and fantasy hockey back in 2006 when the Anaheim Ducks called him up from the minors. Since then, there have been plenty of ups and downs in his career, but now this Duck is flying as high as he’s ever been. Read more
Fantasy owners have an obsession with looking at line combos. My dad, for example, really finds a player’s linemates important. Whenever I bring up a player’s name, the first words out of his mouth are: “Who’s he playing with?”
He’s not alone in that – and for good reason. Unless a player is the “driver” of the line, his production often lives or dies by those linemates of his. Here are the 10 best lines in hockey today: Read more
Time to look at the best “cap hit” values for defensemen and goaltenders in fantasy hockey. Those of you involved in leagues that implement a salary cap based on NHL contracts have quite the juggling act. You need to maximize the production of your fantasy squad, but you have to be smart with your salary allocation. Going out and grabbing the 20 highest-scoring stars would probably make your roster illegal by the time you add the fifth guy. Read more