Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/23/13 at 10:32 AM ET
note moved to top of page, original post was 3/22/13 at 12:20pm, Rosters have to be set by 2:00pm ET today.
from Justin Lalonde of Fantasy Feud,
Saturday Valud Plays
The second Kukla’s Korner fantasy hockey challenge is taking place Saturday at 2pm. This 1-day fantasy hockey challenge is free to play and there are 3 ways to win.
- Place in the top 10 and win your share of $50.00 in prizes.
- Beat Paul Kukla and win a free $5.50 game voucher.
- If you participate you will be placed in a draw for a $50 Amazon gift card from Kukla’s Korner.
Even if you haven’t had any luck playing fantasy hockey there will be a random draw for a $50 Amazon gift card just for participating. Get in on the action and give it a try.
To help you beat Paul Kukla on Saturday here are some players that we like and should be given consideration for your roster. We don’t expect you to start them all, but a few of them might help you win the challenge.
Saturday Fantasy Hockey Value Plays
On Thursday we took a look at stacking a lineup with multiple players from the same team. Today we will mix that in and look at a few individuals we feel are ready for a big performance.
The Minnesota Wild
The Wild are one of the hottest teams in the NHL having won their last 4 and 7 of their last 10 games. One of the major reasons for their turnaround has been the secondary scoring that has helped their top line which is led by Parise and Koivu.
Devin Setoguchi – RW – Minnesota Wild - $115,269
Setoguchi has 9 points in his last 5 games. His line is on fire. Enough said. Draft him on Saturday.
Matt Cullen – C – Minnesota Wild - $87,896
With 7 points in his last 6 games Cullen is a bargain at his price point. His line is hot and we don’t expect that to stop with a visit from the Sharks. The Wild’s second line is one of the top units in the NHL at the moment.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard – LW – Minnesota Wild - $65,390
He’s the third member of the Setoguchi-Cullen line. He has 7 points in his last 6 games. It’s time to consider starting this full line in your lineup on Saturday.
Ryan Suter – D – Minnesota Wild - $86,680
Suter had a tough start to the season. It might have been due to the lofty expectations that come with the massive contract he signed in the summer. He’s turned things around in a hurry. With 11 points in his last 9 games he’s providing great value at his price point.
The Dallas Stars
When drafting players it’s as important to focus on a team’s opponent, as it is to focus on their own club. Colorado has given up 23 goals in their last 5 games which is why having 1 or 2 members of the Stars in your lineup is a great idea.
Jaromir Jagr – RW – Dallas Stars - $110,403
Jagr appears to be a man who isn’t aging anymore. He’s been playing great hockey with 12 goals and 22 points on the season. In his last 2 contests he’s put up 4 points. He’s worthy of his price tag in a matchup against the Avalanche.
Ray Whitney – LW – Dallas Stars - $100,062
Whitney has 6 points in his last 5 games. With Colorado giving up nearly 5 goals per game over their last 5 he has a great chance of finding the score sheet on Saturday.
Other Standout Values
Vinny Prospal – LW – Columbus Blue Jackets - $83,030
Nashville can’t keep the puck out of their own net having allowed 23 goals in the last 5 games. Prospal had 3 assists in his meeting with Nashville last week and there’s no reason to think he won’t find the score sheet again on Saturday.
Sergei Gonchar – D- Ottawa Senators - $98,846
Make sure to check the updates before insterting him in your lineup as Gonchar is day-to-day having suffered an injury in his last game. If he does play he’s a must start. The reason is simple, Gonchar has 14 points during his current 9 game point streak. He’s producing at a level that would warrant a $150,000 salary. Why draft P.K. Subban at $142,642 when you can get Gonchar at $98,846?
Andrei Markov – D – Montreal Canadiens - $78,468
He might not be the sexy pick but he’s Mr. Consistent. He has points in 7 of his last 9 games and is being overlooked because of Subban. Don’t make the same mistake.
Don’t forget to play in the Beat Paul Kukla Challenge on Saturday. Here’s how to join:
- Join for free and register in the league here.
- Build a roster of 10 players in a salary cap league. You have 1 million fantasy dollars to build your team.
- Follow the live scoreboard on Saturday to see if you win.
If you already have an account click here to access the Kukla’s Korner challenge.
Enjoy the hockey!
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