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Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: Best NHL DFS DraftKings Lineup for March 29

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2015-03-29

April is nearly here, which means the NHL playoffs are on the horizon. Before the postseason officially arrives, NHL fans can feast on a full slate of games to pick apart before the field is narrowed down. Leading up to the Sunday matchups, here's a look at an optimal lineup and a breakdown of players to target.   C Brandon Pirri, Florida Panthers ($5,700) All Brandon Pirri does is score goals. The Florida Panthers 23-year-old center has been on fire recently and can't be stopped. Pirri has 17 goals in his last 22 games and eight in his last 10—that's with just two assists all year. The center spoke about finding his scoring touch this season, per Mike Lewis of FloridaPanth

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Bower Blanks Wings, Grabs Vezina

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2015-03-29

As a disappointing National Hockey League season for the Toronto Maple Leafs drew to a close last night, veteran goalkeeper Johnny Bower provided the highlight as he shut out the Detroit Red Wings by a 4-0 count.  That win enabled Bower and Terry Sawchuk to overtake Wings’ goalie Roger Crozier and claim the Vezina Trophy. In the other two scheduled games,  Montreal handled New York 5-3 and Boston ended their season on a high, upsetting Chicago 3-1. Bower spectacular The 40-year-old Bower put on a sparkling performance at the Olympia in Detroit. He was supported by some great penalty-killing and fine defensive work by the Leafs’ blue-line corps. Tim Horton was the best Toronto

Who Should Be the Leafs Next Coach?

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2015-03-29

(John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports) Poor Peter Horachek, the guy can’t get a break. Last year, he was tasked to guide the Panthers to the basement after their coach was fired mid-season, and even though he did a great job, by all accounts, his team’s record was deplorable. This year, with the Leafs clearly crumbling, he was given the reigns after Randy Carlyle was fired. Even though the Leafs were demonstrably and empirically being propped up by good luck under Carlyle for a while, it was clear long before he was fired that the team was not a Playoff caliber hockey team. So, facing the facts in a commendable fashion, the Leafs fired the man who – if you look at possession

Gotta See It: Big slash in Sweden

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-29

Former Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers enforcer Andre Deveaux laid the lumber prior to a playoff game in Sweden. För er som missade Deveauxs överfall i torsdags. #twittpuck #ViasatHA #roeglebk #vikhockey A video posted by Alexander From Mokhtar (@milkoun) on Mar 29, 2015 at 7:18am PDT The incident took place during warmup for a qualification game between Deveaux’s Rogle BK and Vasteras IK from this past Thursday to see which team would be promoted to Sweden’s first league. The player who was slashed is Vasteras’ captain Per Helmersson. Supposedly the slash was in retaliation to this hit from Helmersson on Deveaux from the prior playoff game which went unpena

NHL Fantasy: Leave nothing on the table

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-29

Here are some players to add for the upcoming week. Some are not necessarily additions for today, as they can be spot-started through the week. Remember to max out pickups and games played; there’s no worse feeling in fantasy hockey than losing a championship week by a few shots on goal with games left on the table. There will be some goalie streams at the end of the article. Frans Nielsen (NY Islanders – Centre) – Ownership: 20 per cent Yahoo; 21.2 per cent ESPN The Islanders only have two games this week – Thursday in Columbus and Saturday at home to Buffalo – which means Nielsen can wait to be added until the middle of the week. Those two teams, however, are two of the worst tea

Johnston: Senators’ loss a missed opportunity

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-29

TORONTO — These are the points that can come back to haunt you. Twice up two goals on the NHL’s coldest team, including with less than 10 minutes to play, the Ottawa Senators were well aware of the opportunity they squandered with Saturday’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. “You don’t know which point is going to be the one that gets you in,” said goalie Craig Anderson. The second one they failed to secure at Air Canada Centre kept them one shy of Boston for the Eastern Conference’s final wild-card playoff spot. The Sens, however, hold a game in hand and will play it Sunday against Florida. That’s the good news. Every team lets a f

Rumors II: Leafs Coaching, Stars, Oilers and the Draft

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2015-03-29

Image from Getty Images Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Guessing the Maple Leafs wish list for their next head coach: 1. Mike Babcock; 2. […]

Brennan Reassigned To Marlies

Source: Toronot Maple Leafs
Date: 2015-03-29

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that defenceman T.J. Brennan has been reassigned to the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies. Brennan, 25, has registered seven penalty minutes in four regular season games with the Maple Leafs this...

NHL Playoff Push: Flames, Bruins fighting for spots

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-29

The NHL playoff push is our daily look back and ahead at the post-season picture as teams position themselves for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. EASTERN CONFERENCE If the season ended today… (M1) vs. (WC2) (A1) vs. (WC1) (A2) vs. (A3) (M2) vs. (M3) Note: The NHL changed the playoff format last season. Click here for full details. Series we’d love to see: Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins — One word: Amazing. What’d I miss? The Canadiens became the second Eastern Conference team to clinch a post-season berth. They beat the Panthers 3-2 in overtime on Saturday…The Canadiens also reclaimed the conference’s No. 1 seed after the New York Rangers were shelled by the

[Sunday's FTB]: If the Leafs had to win one, it might as well have been this one

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2015-03-29

McBozak robs the Sens of one critical point Tyler Bozak must have taken McDavid's comparison to heart last night, scoring his first ever NHL hat -trick. With help from Eric Brewer, the Leafs picked up a victory in OT. Bozak is dangerously close to Boyd Devereaux territory here, but with the number of remaining games rapidly dwindling, it's likely the Leafs are going to pick fourth at the draft, barring a lottery win. Carolina is just four points ahead, but they have eight games remaining vs. the Leafs six. Dale's recap of the Leafs' victory is here. Or you can read the SSS version here. They call McBozak a Sens killer. Also, McBozak should be a thing when scores now. The Star game reca

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