Studs & Duds for Thursday 1/24
It seems like a move to Long Island might be enough to regenerate Boyes. In only roughly 15 minutes of ice time last night, Boyes managed to put up 1 goal and 2 assists while maintaining a plus 2 rating. He could be a great value pick if on the wire in your league.
Thankfully, for opposing teams, these guys all don’t play on the same even strength line. They would be very tough to defend. Unfortunately, for opposing teams, these guys all don’t play on the same even strength line. There are two lethal lines that have to be defended. Another great night in all from these four with a combined total of 4 goals and 8 assists.
33 shots on goal and no goals allowed. Even against the Blue Jackets, that’s always impressive. Varlamov seems to be continuing his play from late last season and early this season overseas. I would suspect the chance to buy low on him has closed.
Honourable Mention: Steve Sullivan – keeps getting it done.
Granted, the Caps have had a revolving door of coaches and playing styles of the past couple of seasons but Ovechkin is much better than this. Another night of laying goose eggs on the scoreboard and only two shots on goal to show for it – truly a dud from a supposed superstar. Would it make a difference if he could run the offense as he saw fit? Who knows!
No points for Weber last night or this season. Is Nashville’s anemic offense to blame? Or is the impact of the loss of Suter, as many predicted, having a significant impact on the stud defenseman. Too early tell, but he’s not doing anything to quell those rumours.
JJ was underwhelming at times in LA when he wasn’t “the man”. In Columbus, he came in with gusto and changed many perceptions about him production while playing for the Blue Jackets. He’s never been known for his defensive ability, so he’ll need to spark some offense to be valuable to Columbus and fantasy owners alike.