Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/25/13 at 10:32 AM ET
note: original post time was 4/23/13 at 12:27pm, Bringing this to the top of page so everyone has the opportunity to play. It actually is a fun time and I would love to see at least 50 participants this Saturday. -Paul
By Justin Lalonde of Fantasy Feud,
Do you have what it takes to be the Kukla’s Korner Fantasy Hockey Champion? We have a 1-day contest this Saturday against Paul Kukla. Beat him and in addition to any prizes you win you will be in the Championship League on May 11th.
Here’s how it works:
- Enter Saturday’s FREE contest here. On top of the $50 in free prizes, anyone who beats Paul Kukla will be entered in the May 11th Kukla’s Korner Fantasy Hockey Championship.
- Draft your team. You have to pick 10 players while staying under the 1 million dollar fantasy salary cap. Spend wisely.
- Follow the live scoreboard and if you beat Paul you will win your share of the prize money and get a free entry in the Kukla’s Korner Fantasy Hockey Championship.
Last Saturday 10 Kukla’s Korner readers qualified. Congratulations to datsyukian, Dark Side, tkfergy, Coopey, docksidepess, Dave Jenkins, quibell_17, thembones, nycdevil88, and hootinani.
This Saturday is the second chance to book your seat to the Fantasy Hockey Championship. The Champion will win $100 in FREE cash. You can win multiple seats to the Championship by beating Paul Kukla on the following dates:
- This Saturday – click here to enter.
- Saturday May 4th
If you already have an account with Fantasy Feud click this link to participate in the challenge.
Get in a free game tonight. Here are some guys to target for tonight’s leagues.
Tuesday’s Value Plays
LW – Andrew Ladd – Winnipeg Jets – $122,039
Ladd was kept off the score sheet last night in Buffalo. The top line was bound to get shutdown at some point but I suggest going back to the well against Washington. My bet is we see more than 6 goals in this matchup and Ladd was the first star last week. He had 12 points in 5 games before last nights blanking.
RW – Blake Wheeler – Winnipeg Jets - $108,306
Read the post on Ladd to know how I feel about Wheeler. Wheeler had 11 pts in his last 6 games before last night’s game in Buffalo.
C – Bryan Little – Winnipeg Jets - $80,839
Little has been climbing steadily over the last few weeks but his salary is still far too low. He had 10 points in 6 games before yesterday’s duel with the Sabres. The top line in Winnipeg is on fire!
LW – Alex Ovechkin – Washington Capitals - $175,000
While most won’t want to put all their eggs in one basket by drafting so many players on Winnipeg and Washington I would advise to give it a shot. The concentration of scoring on these two clubs is higher than any other team at the moment. OV has 10 goals and 4 assists in his last 9 games. Sign me up regardless of his price tag.
C – Nicklas Backstrom – Washington Capitals – $116,733
Backstom is starting to get pricey but it’s difficult not to consider him. He has 11 points in his last 9 games and as long as he’s centering OV he will have ample opportunities to find the score sheet.
RW – Martin Erat – Washington Capitals - $57,430
Erat provides great value at his price point. He has 3 points in his last 3 games and is seeing an increase in ice time with the Capitals. It doesn’t hurt that he’s seeing lots of time on the power play.
Kyle Okposo – RW – New York Islanders - $79,591
Anyone who drafted Okposo in a season long pool is frustrated with Kyle. He didn’t live up to the hype this year and went from being on the 1st line all the way to the 4th line. He’s now playing very well on the Islanders 2nd unit and considering he has 7 points in his last 9 games he is now a solid fantasy play.
Frans Nielsen – C – New York Islanders - $88,954
Nielson has 8 points in his last 9 games and he’s playing the best hockey he has all year. The matchup against the Hurricanes makes him a very attractive play tonight.
Jarome Iginla – RW – Pittsbugh Penguins – $98,006
Iginla expected to be playing with Crosby or Malkin but I don’t think he’s complaining about his current linemates on the top line. Iginla is consistently finding the score sheet with 7 points in his last 6 games.
Brenden Morrow – LW – Pittsburgh Penguins - $79,278
What a difference a few weeks make. He has 10 points in his last 6 games. At that price point he’s a must start.
Derek Stepan – C – New York Rangers – $107,994
Call me crazy but I’ll save the $20,000 in salary and pick Stepan over Nash. While Nash typically has the bigger bursts of points Stepan has been a more consistent performer. With 12 points in his last 9 games he’s worth his price tag, especially against Florida.
Brad Richards – C – New York Rangers – $100,503
After going scoreless in his previous 4 games, Brad Richards has caught fire. He has 4 goals and 3 assists in his last 3 games. Mr. clutch is getting ready for the post season.
Ryan Callahan – RW – New York Rangers – $107,994
Callahan is playing with Nash and Stepan and you can see the difference in his stats. He has 6 points in his last 4 games and the Rangers look like a team poised to cause a ruckus in the playoffs.
Register for Free Now!
Don’t miss your chance to be the Kukla’s Korner Fantasy Hockey Champion. 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.
Best of luck against Paul on Saturday!
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