Underrated centerman Jarnkrok is a linemate of Hartnell and Fiala… Key 2nd liner and 1st PP unit make Hartnell a great value… Key 1st liner and 2nd PP unit make Andrighetto a good value… Look for Provarov to play a keep role against the Preds tonight… While Leddy could have a big game against the reeling Blueshirts at MSG… Craig Anderson has a slight edge at home tonight.
First line Oilers trio off to a very sluggish start… The Rangers are off to a rough start, and matchups with the Isles at MSG are often “trap” games… Ekman-Larsson has plenty of offensive skill, but his production (and the Coyotes’ in general) has been lacking thus far… Lundqvist checks all the boxes for risky tonight: rough start to the season, high price, team playing poorly in front of him and a matchup with bitter rivals who always raise their game at MSG.
Calvin de Haan
Hischier is the de facto No. 1 center in NJ… Dubois is the rare 4th liner who sees PP Unit 2 time… Stafford is a 1st liner with PP Unit 2 status… de Haan is a sneaky cheap pick against the Rangers tonight… Hanifin might on the verge of breaking out… Look for Stars-Coyotes to be a low-scoring affair, making Hill a good (if risky) cheapskate play in a home matchup.