The Carolina Hurricanes are looking to continue extending their win streak to four games against Florida. Here are players that can help you extend yours in Fantasy.
Three games into the season the Carolina Hurricanes are still yet to suffer a defeat. They have gone into each of third periods of the games with a goal deficit. Each time they have managed to tie the game and force overtime. Each time they have gone on to win it in overtime, once in a shootout and twice off goals from defenders.
For many of you, week one of fantasy is over. Some of you have come up on top of your opponents and your respective league/division, while others are sitting at the bottom. Some of you have been ignoring my articles, and well… that’s what you get. Others have been religiously following them and cashed in on my many predictions.
Not The first time he has showed up on my predictions, and probably won’t be the last. Erik “Bo-time” Haula, as he has been dubbed on Wikipedia, is still a goal per game player. And for the second time in a row, he managed to score a powerplay goal. This guy does it all. Whats wild is that he manages to do all this in only 9 SOG. NINE. Thats a 33% shot percentage! Wild.
Expect his minutes to go up exponentially. I can see him move up to second line along with Martin Necas and match up with Andrei Svechnikov. Imagine the insane speed and power that line would have. Ryan Dzingel offers the same. The fact that THIS is the third line for Carolina right now is outrageous. How is the rest of the league supposed to keep up?
Last game I told you to go pick up Haula, this week I am doubling down and telling you to keep him in your lineup FOREVER. He is about to have a career season with the Carolina Hurricanes. There are no signs of him slowing down. Mark my words, before this season is over, he will be the second line center.
The second C stands for “clutch”. And just how Clutch has Jaccob Slavin been lately? Not only was he the goal scorer on the tying goal against Washington, he was also the heroic overtime game winning goal scorer the other night against Tampa Bay. Add on top of that his shutdown abilities and he just might be the top candidate for the Norris Trophy come awards time.
For now, Jaccob Slavin should be in your lineup tonight. I know he is for mine. The question is, can he continue to deliver in clutch moments? Honestly, the answer is yes. His hockey IQ is absurdly high. He knows when to jump into the game offensively, and he knows when to shoot the puck to great results.
The only issue is the fact that he plays a clean game. That means he will not rack up ANY PIM for you, and will most likely be paired against the top players of the league. Tonight that means seeing a lot of time against Aleksander Barkov. That means the potential for a +/- in the negatives almost every game. The flip side of that is plenty of TOI.
Another game, another quiet multipoint performance from Andrei Svechnikov. While the goal scored towards the beginning of the game against Tampa was given to Brett Pesce, he still managed to earn a point off it as well as off the power play goal by Dougie Hamilton that tied the game up. Its only a matter of time before he really begins to click in and start scoring consistently.
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You want him in your lineup when he does. One of the few players in the league that is over a point per game player after at least three games played, its obvious that he is a go to player for Rod Brindamour and the Carolina Hurricanes. He should be a go to player for you too. There is a lot that he brings to the table and to your fantasy team that you should take advantage of.
It doesn’t hurt that he seems to be a magnet for silly penalties such as high sticking (he really needs to keep his stick down). But as he gets better and grows in his sophomore season, expect his lion’s share of goals and assists to grow along with it. Especially if he gets faster teammates such as Haula and Necas to help him take advantage of his youth.
As with all things Fantasy, these choices are only suggestions. Every choice you make is a risk that may or may not pay off. That said these Carolina Hurricanes players . These three are some of the better names for tonight’s game, but it shouldn’t mean you should sit Sebastian Aho or Dougie Hamilton.
Question for CC Readers: Which Carolina Hurricanes are you starting tonight?