January 10 Fantasy Hockey Picks
January 10, 2014 | Neil Parker
January 10 Fantasy Hockey Picks
There is a solid slate of games tonight. Expect shootouts in Washington, Colorado and Edmonton and a solid late night matchup with the Blues visiting Vancouver. In what amounts to a must win game for the Canucks.
So, as always when you’re preparing for tonight’s action, it is important to know who is starting in nets. No one does it better than Left Wing Lock and Daily Faceoff. On Twitter, Tim Shields is the man pumping out the starting goalies. You should stay connected to all three sources.
January 10 Fantasy Hockey Picks: Links
Will be updated throughout the day.
— Michael Clifford (@SlimCliffy) January 10, 2014
— golabattblue (@golabattblue) January 10, 2014
January 10 Fantasy Hockey Picks: Twitter Follows
If you’re not talking Fantasy Hockey on Twitter, there is a solid and growing community ready to talk the talk and answer your questions. Here are a few must follows, but also make sure to check out the entire list here.
Finally, need some more insider information? Here are links to Beat Writers for every NHL Team. Don’t be afraid to point out if any are inactive, or outdated either!
January 10 Fantasy Hockey Picks: Vegas Report
The Stars are on the wrong end of a road back-to-back against the Rangers, who upset the Hawks Wednesday night in Chicago. Dallas lost 1-0 to the Devils last night and should struggle again tonight in New York, as the Rangers are healthy and looking to get their season on track.
Washington ended their losing skid last night against Tampa Bay and will look to make it two straight against the Leafs tonight at home. The Leafs have given up 18 goals in their last three games, making the Caps a significant favorite. Only one of these two team’s last 5 matchups has had more than 5 goals though, so it could be lower scoring than you would expect.
Columbus is the favorite over the visiting Hurricanes, who are fresh off a 6-1 beating of the Leafs last night. Carolina is playing excellent hockey and riding a 5 game winning streak, so this is a real toss up contest. There is potential for a let down from the Canes, or an upset. It is a tough game to peg.
The Islanders visit Colorado and face an Avalanche team who have won 4 of 5. The Islanders have also won 4 of 5, which includes impressive victories over the Bruins and Blackhawks. In the Islanders last 5 games there have been 38 total goals, similarly, there have been 31 in Colorado’s last 5 games. This will be a shootout.
Pittsburgh visits Edmonton as the biggest favorites of the night and why shouldn’t they be? Edmonton has just a single win in their last 6 games and have only beat the Penguins once since 2007. Pittsburgh is getting healthy and Edmonton has a serious identity crisis going on. Pittsburgh should net at least 5.
The Blues and Canucks is pick’em as far as Vegas is concerned. St. Louis plays their 3rd straight road game in Western Canada and second in consecutive nights. The Canucks showed signs Tuesday night against the Pens, but have still lost 5 straight. Blues are due to lose and the Canucks need a win, but it doesn’t mean it’ll happen.