Saturday’s Picks – February 12th

Anthony Lancione

2011-02-12

Skinner

 

Rolling along with the new format introduced by Marty last week, I am going to showcase my top six picks of the day. Make sure to check out the links, if you have already fallen in love with the fantastic Frozen Pools Fantasy Tools, you surely will now!

 

It goes without saying that Saturday's Hockey Day in Canada triple header will offer up plenty of interesting storylines, from The Battle of the Nation's Basement matinee between the Sens and Oil, to a Leafs-Habs classic and a lopsided affair in Vancouver. From Peter Forsberg's encore appearance to Mike Fisher's 1st game in a Nashville Mustard sweater after more than a decade in Ottawa, there will be plenty of new faces getting accustomed to new surroundings.

 

And we're on!………

 

L.A.  @ Washington (12:30pm ET)

By the Numbers – Frozen Pool

 

The Kings come into this one playing better hockey of late, winning five of seven and taking points home in all seven. This little run has vaulted them back to within two points of eight place Calgary, and with two games in hand. Jonathan Quick has been solidifying his status as the consensus starter over Jonathan Bernier so far in 2011. As a team, the Kings have kept the goals against way down under his lead, having gone the past 14 without giving 3+ goals, giving them a chance to win each night. However, a painfully long road trip going to the raucous Verizon centre will be no treat, especially with Semin back and with Stella ..er. I mean Ovy getting his groove back.

 

Pick

Washington – Home Win – H(ProLine)

 

Ottawa @ Edmonton (2:00pm ET)

By the Numbers – Frozen Pool

 

As mentioned earlier, the proverbial Battle of the Basement for Canada is on in full force! Its rather shocking though that the Toronto Maple Leafs aren't involved, at least statistically. However, I'm sure Brian Burke wishes he had the blue chippers of the Oilers and the top draft picks heading to both of these cities this summer. The fire sale has begun in the Canadian Nations Capital, with career Senator Mike Fisher the first one shipped out of town. There will be more to come. Ottawa's dreadful losing streak of 11 has its best chance of ending for a while this evening. I predict with Jason Spezza getting his legs back under him that this will be the night the streak ends. Plus, the Oilers have not fared much better only winning two of their past 12!

 

Pick

Edmonton – Home Win – H(ProLine)

 

Carolina @ Tampa Bay (7:00pm)

By the Numbers – Frozen Pool

 

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