Another bigger slate tonight so another edition of the Scout Stacks from Steve Renner (SDCHICKENS) tonight to roll out. The DraftKings Live Final is 40 seats and it’s open with the first contest tonight and it’s in my hometown of Washington, DC (Bummer… Toronto was much better). So hopefully some of you Scout folks will Q this year as well and we can all meet up whether I’m there or not (hope to be as a participant!)
Prices below in the stacks reflect DraftKings
STACKS of the night
Winnipeg Jets … Scheifele, Wheeler, Connor (18.7k)
At home vs Vancouver who is wrapping up an early road trip and the Jets should carve up one of the leagues worst teams tonight on home ice. Wheeler is the key here for me today.
Connor McDavid … Connor McDavid, some dude on the LW and some dude on the RW
Let’s be real here. I don’t care who you put next to McDavid right now, the guy is the best player in hockey and his full line stack is 17.1k on DraftKings. What the **** are we even considering here? He’s at home against a Boston team who is ONE line deep (solid, he should avoid Bergeron) and is also coming off a B2B game last night. Carry the 1, divide by 1, add a glass of Bourbon, okay, yep. McDavid and whatever else is with him… Oh that would be Ty Rattie and the Creepy Foot Doctor Ryan Nugent-Hopkins… Seriously, he has a hypen in his last name — never trust those guys. They’re like creepy foot doctors.
SNEAKY STACK OF THE NIGHT
San Jose Sharks … Pavelski – Kane – Labanc – Burns
Rarely do I recommend the 4 man stack as a full sneaky play, but I think the Sharks are going to destroy Buffalo today on their home ice. Revenge narrative for Evander Kane? Sure… Brent Burns late night hammer? Sure.. Load up the Sharks top line and get one or both of the defenseman exposure tonight (EK65).
The Penguins and Maple Leafs face off in Toronto and you can expect this to be a huge game tonight. Neither team plays defense and neither team is lacking on the offensive end as well. Good game to fade and hope the scoring is spread out here. We need 2 GOALS from our stacks tonight to beat this game, but I’m confident we can find it.
OTHER COMBINATIONS TO CONSIDER
These are outside of the stacks mentioned above
- Hischier – Hall (NJD) … The Palmieri streak has gotta end soon right? Either way, Nico and one of his linemates are solid plays as usual tonight.
- Dubois – Atkinson (CLB)
- Athanasiou – Bertuzzi (DET) … Very contrarian but also very cheap — good pairing with the Sharks stack
- Kopitar – Iafallo (LAK)
If you do touch the Leafs & Pens
- Wash your hands
- Malkin & Kessel (PIT)
- Tavares & Marner (TOR)
- Play defenseman … Letang & Rielly
LINE LOCK: McDavid, Rattie, RNH (Edmonton)
ONE OFF STUD WINGER: Blake Wheeler (Winnipeg)
ONE OFF VALUE WINGER: Tyler Bertuzzi (Detroit)
TOP DEFENSEMAN: Brent Burns (San Jose)
CONTRARIAN DEFENSEMAN: Sami Vatanen (New Jersey)