A favourite strategy of mine is to load up on Ducks because they tend to play a lot of Sunday games. Having those guys who play Sunday games can get you a few extra man games in H2H leagues. I haven't checked out the schedule for the rest of the season but I'm starting to notice that the Blackhawks, Hurricanes, Blues and Windbreakers are playing a lot of Sunday games this season. Could be worth checking that out and maybe acquiring some players off those teams. Of course, now that I think of it, you may want to avoid acquiring any Windbreakers or Shitticanes. Here are your Studs & Duds!
Yous A Ho
Marian Hossa was turning tricks on Sunday night. Whatever you wanted you could have. One goal, one assist, plus-one, one PPP, two PIM and four SOG. Hossa is roto-slut. Embrace it.
You've Got to Be Shatten' Me!
No. Not at all. Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk busted a wicked plus-four rating on Sunday night. He added a goal, two PIM and five SOG. He was not the only Blues player to bust a good offensive game. David Backes was his monstrous self, going plus-two, with two assists, four PIM and one SOG. He also threw five hits if that interests you.
Insert Fart Joke Here
Fedor Tyutin was the lone Windbreaker deserving of stud status on Sunday. He dropped three assists and escaped with an even plus/minus, unlike the majority of his teammates.
I won't just spout the game log, you can look that up but TJ Oshie kept his hot streak going with two points on Sunday and Alex Steen and Jamie Langenbrunner also produced well on Sunday.
Shout out to Greg Rallo for making his NHL debut with the Florida Panthers on Sunday night. I do not know his backstory but I assume it is a good one. Here is what I have from his HockeyDB page:
The 30 year old was undrafted, did four years in college then moved on to the ECHL. From there he worked his way up to the AHL and bounced around with several organizations before coming to the Panthers.
I dig that. Hard work paying off in a positive way and a nice Christmas present for the guy. Nice work Greg.
Olli Jokinen and Curtis Glencross were basically the entire offense for the Flames scoring a goal and an assist each.
Two apples on Sunday for the Jovocop. How is this guy still relevant? Is he still relevant? This should be a dud. Leave us alone Jovocop.
I know the Panthers are battling to remain a legitimate playoff team but how are they benefiting from keeping Erik Gudbranson around to play just 12:19 a night like he did on Sunday? The Panthers, Gudbranson and Hockey Canada would all have benefited from Gudbranson being released for the World Junior Hockey Championship.
Blue x 2 = Poo
I did not watch the game but I can only assume the goalies in the Windbreakers-Blues game were just terrible. On the plus side the game was unlikely the total snooze-fest we all assumed it would be, on the other hand poolies hoping these teams would trap each other to death had to watch their goalie get shelled. I wonder if Hitchcock gave his boys the scouting report on Steve Mason, "Pssst... guys, he sucks."
Just Stay Down
Seriously Jeff Carter, just stay injured. No one wants you to play anymore. You are playing like a jackass. Minus-four? Kill me now. Prospal has an excuse, he's old as balls. What's your excuse Carter?
Uggghhhh, just get back on my IR, where you can't actively destroy my team.
Berglund... Yuck... Sorry bro but waiting all game to vulture the empty netter may technically be a boost to anyone who has you in their league but it is a total horseshit strategy. Earn your freaking goal.
Rene Bourque, I love the fact you contributed 15 PIM. I hate the fact that you injured Brent Seabrook with that check from behind. Seabrook did not return due to an upper body injury.
Minus-three? Blech! I will never have you on my fantasy team, EVER!