We are back with a huge 12 game slate of hockey tonight. Puck drop will start as early as 7pm. Tuesday night was a great night for my picks in the QuickPick entry. I placed 1st place out of 342 people to win $100 dollars. The stacks have been on fire lately; 6 players out of the 9 scored a point or more on Tuesday! Especially the Dallas Stars top line, they had 8 points combined between the three of them. We look to continue the hot streak on this Thursday night slate. Three teams that are playing tonight have favorable match-ups on tonight’s slate; Colorado Avalanche, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Chicago Blackhawks.
Colorado Avalanche are traveling to Buffalo to take on the Sabres. The Avalanche top line almost looks unstoppable. Nathan MacKinnon’s line could be one of the most complete line in the NHL; they have it all from speed, and goal scoring to physicality. The Colorado Avalanche first line will take advantage of this young Buffalo team.
Tampa Bay Lightning:
The reason I only have two players in this section is because no one is really sure who is playing with these two young stars yet. Some reports are saying Tyler Johnson might make his season debut tonight and if he does he will complete this line. The fact of the matter is, that it does not matter who plays with them. These two players will thrive in this fast pace game against the Canucks. Tampa Bay Lightning’s Brayden Point, and Yanni Gourde also offer you some nice salary relief tonight.
The Chicago Blackhawks will be traveling to Xcel Enegry Center to faceoff against the Minnesota Wild. The Blackhawks season did not go according to plan last season, they did not even make it into the Stanley Cup playoffs. Chicago is not trying to make that same mistake again this season. They are off to a pretty good start with their record being 2-0-1 in their first three games. The Blackhawks two stars Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are stepping up for their respected club so far. Jonathan Toews looks like a completely different player from last season; he looks faster, more physical, and hungrier. Tonight the Chicago Blackhawks have a tough task ahead of them in the Wild. If Chicago wants to win this game they need the Toews line to step up like they have been.
Defense Value Plays:
Josh Morrissey($4.2k) vs. NSH
Henri Jokiharju($3.9k) vs. MIN
Charlie McAvoy($4.8k) vs. EDM
Mikhail Sergachev($4.4k) vs. VAN