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Kukla’s Korner Fantasy Hockey Championship – Thursday Preview!

PLEASE NOTE: Do not select any players on the Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres. Due to the tragic events in Boston the Bruins game last night against the Penguins has been rescheduled to this afternoon. This has caused the Pittsburgh vs Buffalo game to be postponed until Tuesday. All Penguins and Sabres players will receive a score of zero as the game they are scheduled to play will not take place. Sorry about the inconvenience.

note- original post time was 4/18/12 at 5:23pm, Don't forget about the challenge, rosters need to be set by 12:29pm ET on Saturday and can you defeat me, the winner of the last challenge?

By Justin LaLonde of Fantasy Feud,

The first of 4 opportunities at FREE cash is taking place Saturday! Join the 1-day fantasy hockey league challenge to face Paul Kukla for your chance to be crowned the Kukla’s Korner Fantasy Champ. And let’s not forget the FREE CASH at stake.

Here’s how it works:

  1. 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.
  2. Draft your team. You have to pick 10 players while staying under the 1 million dollar fantasy salary cap. Spend wisely.
  3. 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.

This Saturday is the first chance to book your seat to the Fantasy Hockey Championship. The Champion will win $100 in FREE cash, with absolutely no strings attached. You can win up to 3 seats to the Championship by beating Paul Kukla on the following three dates:

  1. This Saturday – click here to enter.
  2. Saturday April 27th
  3. Saturday May 4th

If you already have an account with Fantasy Feud click this link to participate in the challenge.

Before looking ahead to Saturday get your feet wet tonight at Fantasy Feud. It’s not easy to win on your first try and practice makes perfect. To help you out here are some players I like in tonight’s matchups.

Thursday Night Plays

Like any night the all mighty question is - which teams are going to find the back of the net? I wish I had a crystal ball but I don’t. What I do know is who’s hot, who’s not, and who you should consider starting tonight.

LW- Alex Ovechkin - $175,000 – Draft Him Now

The price tag is steep. He’s facing a defensive hockey club. Anderson is back in net for the Senators. Those are 3 great reasons to keep OV out of your lineups tonight. But I can’t suggest that with 15 points in his last 9 games. He looks like the guy who was challenging Crosby a few years ago for top dog in the NHL.

C – Nicklas Backstrom - $103,446 – Draft Him Now

Backstrom is Ovechkin’s setup man. He has 14 points in his last 9. Enough said.

C - Brian Little - $69,773 – Draft Him Now

You can consider anyone on this line. Little, Ladd ($110,423), and Wheeler ($96,165) have combined for 23 points in the last 4 games. Little provides the best value based on his price point but you can’t go wrong with any of them. On top of that they face the Carolina Hurricanes who look lost without Cam Ward.

LW - Ray Whitney - $104,659 – Draft Him Now

I know he lost his rookie line mate but with 9 points in his last 5 games he has been a model of consistency for the Stars. The Stars are also facing the Canucks and in 2 matchups this season they’ve each scored 7 goals. Eriksson ($62,189) could also provide strong value as he is subbing in on the top line.

RW – Martin St. Louis - $108,603 – Draft Him Now

St. Louis has been extremely consistent in his old age. While most of us would expect him to slow down he keeps producing. He has 10 points in his last 9 games and with Carey Price expect to start for Montreal he could be lined up for a multi-point game tonight. Price has allowed 12 goals in his last 2.5 games.

D – Cody Franson – $67,641 – Draft Him Now

I wouldn’t have 4 Leafs on my team tonight, but depending on the amount of cash you can spend on defensemen Franson gives you a little more flexibility in staying under the cap. He has points in 5 of his last 6 and is a bargain at his price point.

C – Derek Stepan - $129,441 – Draft Him Now

I like many of the Rangers in their matchup against the Florida Panthers but none more than Stepan. He has 10 points in his last 8 games and has become the most consistent player in the Rangers lineup. Add to that the fact the Panthers have allowed 15 goals in their last 3 games and he should definitely find the scoreboard.

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:

  1. Join for free and register in the league here.
  2. Build a roster of 10 players in a salary cap league. You have 1 million fantasy dollars to build your team.
  3. 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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DAN M's avatar

the only one in there is NHL BRAWL salary cap

Posted by DAN M on 04/20/13 at 01:39 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Not sure what you mean DAN M, there are 27 people in the challenge.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/20/13 at 01:45 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

is it cause the games started i cant get in?

Posted by DAN M on 04/20/13 at 01:47 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Could be DAN, the rosters have to be set by the time the first puck drops.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/20/13 at 01:49 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

ah thats it then paul, ty.  damn early start times.  they ruin my fantasy baseball and now this.

Posted by DAN M on 04/20/13 at 01:52 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Well DAN, we will be having the Challenge again next Saturday, look for a post either Wednesday or Thursday.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/20/13 at 01:58 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

cool im really looking to improve upon my 16th of 18th place finish last time out.  you killed me.  thanks again paul.

Posted by DAN M on 04/20/13 at 02:00 PM ET

Itrusteddrrahmani's avatar

Ah whoops. I see most people named their team name after their username. That is a good idea, and my mistake on not doing that. In any case I am Datsyukian. Datsyukian=Itrusteddrrahmani This seems fun!

Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 04/20/13 at 02:20 PM ET

Paul's avatar

My question is itrust, how in the hell did you know Elias would be hot today?

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/20/13 at 02:23 PM ET

Itrusteddrrahmani's avatar

Haha, you know it’s funny. I was just thinking that they were playing the Panthers so they had a chance to score a lot of goals and well Elias always sticks out on their lineup for me.  A very lowly-educated guess/hunch. Worked out. Your Clarkson pick is looking just as good though.

Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 04/20/13 at 02:40 PM ET

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