Toronto Raptors: Pascal Siakam thinks team made the best of Tampa stint

Toronto Raptors: Pascal Siakam thinks team made the best of Tampa stint

The Toronto Raptors look nothing like the playoff team that was a consistent fixture in the summer over the last decade thanks to an infamous confluence of circumstances. Regardless, the season has been nothing short of disastrous. However, if you ask Pascal Siakam, he will tell you that the Raptors made the best out of […]
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Author: Alaa Alarashi / Raptors HQ

TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — Closing out the Habs

Welcome to TheLeafsNation Game Day where we take a look at today’s Leafs game and a few other things happening around the league all with daily fantasy in mind.

In a night with lots on the line — including the potential for the Leafs to lock up top spot in the North, and the Habs clinching a playoff spot — the two teams will also be closing out their season series.
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The Matchup

Toronto
Montreal
Record
34-13-6, .698 points %
24-20-9, .538 points%
GF/GA
178-138
150-154
Power play %

20.6

20

Penalty kill %
83.7

78.9

CF%
50.88
54.57
xGF%
55.11
53.10
PDO
102.3
98.8
Goals in all situations, analytics at 5×5 c/o naturalstattrick.com.
Who I like
Auston Matthews ($9,000). Next.
Looks like a Jack Campbell ($8,200) start tonight, and I’ll be passing on him this evening.
William Nylander ($5,700) has played well against the Habs this year scoring three goals and as many assists in seven months. He’s averaging 12.7 FPPG over the last 10 games scoring 12 points in that time frame.
Jake Muzzin ($4,400) has provided solid value all year and has scored seven points in nine games against Montreal this year.
Around the NHL
Connor McDavid ($9,200) is now only four points back …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — And then there were two…

Welcome to TheLeafsNation Game Day where we take a look at today’s Leafs game and a few other things happening around the league all with daily fantasy in mind.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are squaring up with the Montreal Canadiens in their second last matchup of the season. I’d expect Montreal to come out hot tonight as they look to clinch a playoff spot.
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The Matchup

Toronto
Montreal
Record
33-13-6, .692 points %
24-19-9, .548 points%
GF/GA
173-136
148-149
Power play %

21.1

20.4

Penalty kill %
76.7

78.4

CF%
50.75
54.80
xGF%
55.01
53.45
PDO
102.2
99
Goals in all situations, analytics at 5×5 c/o naturalstattrick.com.
Who I like
Auston Matthews ($9,000). Next.
I’d be fading whomever the Leafs start in net tonight.
Alex Galchenyuk ($3,500) is up on the second line and I don’t mind the value. He’s averaged 5.6 points in the last 10 games, and posted an 8 point fantasy game against Montreal last week.
Jake Muzzin ($4,100) has had lots of success against the Habs this year averaging 9.7 FPPG against them scoring five points in eight games.
Around the NHL
Connor McDavid ($9,100) looks to continue his hot streak and his push for 100 points. He’s always …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — Oh hey, Vancouver again!

Welcome to TheLeafsNation Game Day where we take a look at today’s Leafs game and a few other things happening around the league all with daily fantasy in mind.

In their fourth game against the Canucks in the last two weeks, the Leafs will close out their nine game series against them. The Canucks have won two of the last three, but can the Leafs still the show tonight?
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The Matchup

Toronto
Vancouver
Record
32-13-5, .690 points %
19-22-3, .466 points%
GF/GA
166-132
115-141
Power play %

21.7

19.7

Penalty kill %
76.6

78.6

CF%
50.67
46.62
xGF%
55.03
45.64
PDO
101.9
99.4
Goals in all situations, analytics at 5×5 c/o naturalstattrick.com.
Who I like
Auston Matthews ($9,100). Next.
John Tavares ($6,900) has provided solid value all year and has eight points in eight games against Vancouver. I could see him keeping up that pace tonight.
Nick Foligno ($4,100) has gotten assists in each of his three games with Toronto so far, and I like his chances to keep it up tonight.
Around the NHL
I like Devan Dubnyk ($8,100) in net tonight for the Avs against the Sharks as well as teammate Cale Makar ($6,100). He has six points in three games against …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — Building a lead

Welcome to TheLeafsNation Game Day where we take a look at today’s Leafs game and a few other things happening around the league all with daily fantasy in mind.

The red hot Edmonton Oilers are slowing crawling up the standings towards the top ranked Leafs. Tonight, the Leafs will look to beat up on a depleted Canucks team to try and stretch their lead.
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The Matchup

Toronto
Vancouver
Record
31-13-5, .684 points %
19-21-3, .477 points%
GF/GA
162-131
114-137
Power play %

21.7

19.2

Penalty kill %
77.0

78.8

CF%
50.52
46.72
xGF%
54.67
46.05
PDO
101.7
99.6
Goals in all situations, analytics at 5×5 c/o naturalstattrick.com.
Who I like
I think we can dabble into David Rittich ($8,300) territory tonight, but I’m not overly confident in it. Proceed with caution, as always, when it comes to Leafs goalies these days.
With Morgan Rielly and Jake Muzzin out, I like Justin Holl ($3,000) tonight, someone who is averaging 5.9 FPPG this season.
You know we’re going to keep rolling with Auston Matthews ($9,200), too.
Around the NHL
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ($6,000) has been on an absolute heater as of late with seven points in his last 10 games, including two goals and four points …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — Merry Clinchmas!

Welcome to TheLeafsNation Game Day where we take a look at today’s Leafs game and a few other things happening around the league all with daily fantasy in mind.

It is Clinchmas! Toronto can clinch a playoff spot with a regulation win and a Senators regulation win today. Let’s see what happens!
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The Matchup

Toronto
Montreal
Record
30-13-5, .677 points %
21-17-9, .543 points%
GF/GA
158-130
135-133
Power play %

21.5

25.7

Penalty kill %
76.6

80.5

CF%
50.69
48
xGF%
54.74
77.3
PDO
101.5
100
Goals in all situations, analytics at 5×5 c/o naturalstattrick.com.
Who I like
Fade the goalies.
But don’t fade Auston Matthews ($9,200)! Look, he’s incredible. He’s almost a sure-fire lock to win the Rocket Richard, and has four goals and 10 points in six games against Montreal. Fire away.
Alex Kerfoot ($2,900) has two points in his last three games and has two in six against the Habs this year. He’s going to be point-dependent, though, so proceed with caution.
Rasmus Sandin ($2,500)? He’s got two points in his first four NHL games and will look to add to that total tonight.
Around the NHL
My favourite fantasy play this year has …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — Goals. Goals everywhere.

Welcome to TheLeafsNation Game Day where we take a look at today’s Leafs game and a few other things happening around the league all with daily fantasy in mind.

I must say, it’s tough to get a read on these Leafs as of late. On Thursday, however, they were able to break out of their wee losing skid. They’ll look to win another tonight against the Jets.
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The Matchup

Toronto
Winnipeg
Record
29-13-5, .670 points %
27-16-3, .620 points%
GF/GA
154-129
147-123
Power play %

22.1

25.7

Penalty kill %
76.0

80.5

CF%
50.70
48
xGF%
54.76
45.88
PDO
101.5
101.2
Goals in all situations, analytics at 5×5 c/o naturalstattrick.com.
Who I like
Fade the goalies? Fade the goalies.
Auston Matthews ($9,200) continues to hum along this season. Against the Jets, he’s scored five goals and 10 points in seven games, averaging almost two more FPPG against them than his season average. On top of that, he has 10 goals and 16 points in the last 10 games. Fire away as your building block.
Morgan Rielly ($4,800) is very points dependent as a fantasy player but I have a feeling he gets on the board tonight. He’s got four points in …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — Leafs take on Canucks again

Welcome to TheLeafsNation Game Day where we take a look at today’s Leafs game and a few other things happening around the league all with daily fantasy in mind.

Well, that sure was an interesting one Sunday. I don’t think anyone expected the Canucks to play as hard as they did, so let’s see what happens tonight.
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The Matchup

Toronto
Vancouver
Record
28-12-5, .678  points %
17-18-3, .487 points %
GF/GA
146-120
100-121
Power play %

21.9

19.6

Penalty kill %
76.1

78.5

CF%
50.85
46.66
xGF%
54.80
46.58
PDO
101.9
99.6
Goals in all situations, analytics at 5×5 c/o naturalstattrick.com.
Who I like
I don’t mind David Rittich ($8,200), even though I think his price point is higher than it should be.
Auston Matthews ($9,100) has goals in each of the Leafs’ six games against Vancouver, and he’ll look to keep that pace up tonight.
I also really like William Nylander ($5,500) who will look to bounce back after a missed meeting. He’s got five points in six games already against the Canucks this year.
On the otherside, Brock Boeser ($6,500) has been solid against Toronto scoring seven points in six games, while Bo Horvat ($5,900) also has scored …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — Here goes nothing

Welcome to TheLeafsNation Game Day where we take a look at today’s Leafs game and a few other things happening around the league all with daily fantasy in mind.

The Toronto Maple Leafs will take on the Vancouver Canucks tonight in the first game for the latter post-COVID-19 outbreak. Will there be a mercy rule enacted tonight?
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The Matchup

Toronto
Vancouver
Record
28-12-4, .682 points %
16-18-3, .473 points %
GF/GA
144-117
97-119
Power play %

21.8

19.8

Penalty kill %
75.9

78.6

CF%
50.53
46.96
xGF%
54.41
47.06
PDO
102.2
99.3
Goals in all situations, analytics at 5×5 c/o naturalstattrick.com.
Who I like
There’s really no wrong answer here from the Leafs perspective. I’ve bought into John Tavares ($6,700), Mitch Marner ($7,800), William Nylander ($4,900).
I also grabbed Jack Campbell ($8,200) who will look to get back into the win column after his first two losses of the season.
Toronto’s high powered offence should be on full display tonight, but to the chagrin on the Canucks.
Around the NHL
In non-Leafs land, there’s a couple other players I like tonight.
Adam Fox ($6,700) has been electric for the New York Rangers this year and has a favorable matchup against a …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — I Jinxed Jack Campbell

Welcome to TheLeafsNation Game Day where we take a look at today’s Leafs game and a few other things happening around the league all with daily fantasy in mind.

Sorry if you rode with Jack Campbell last night against Montreal. I think I jinxed him. Take solace in knowing he didn’t help me, either. Alas, let’s see if the Leafs can get back in the win column tonight.
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The Matchup

Toronto
Calgary
Record
28-11-3, .702 points %
17-21-3, .451 points %
GF/GA
140-109
107-123
Power play %

22.9

20.0

Penalty kill %
77.5

80.3

CF%
50.48
52.09
xGF%
54.45
51.63
PDO
102.3
99.2
Goals in all situations, analytics at 5×5 c/o naturalstattrick.com.
Who I like
David Rittich ($8,100) is about as big of a question mark as you can get in net tonight. It’s a 50/50 flip I, personally, won’t be making.
Jason Spezza ($3,000) has goals in three of four games against the Flames this year, but has gone pointless in the last three games coming into tonight. I like his chances to have a rebound game tonight.
Jake Muzzin ($5,100) has played well against Calgary this year with five points in six games. He’ll look to stay …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation