With American Thanksgiving taking place this week, it is a good time to take a look around and be thankful for that around you. If you are a Toronto Maple Leafs fan that is likely the departure of Mike Badcock as the team has gone 4-1-0 since Sheldon Keefe took over. For Boston Bruins fans, you should be thankful for David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand, who have combined for 42 goals in just 26 games while on a six game winning streak. And for Detroit Red Wings fans, well you should be thankful the season is a third of the way complete. All kidding aside, I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving whether that was celebrated this past week or last month.
In last week’s column, I talked about the different strategies you should employ depending on the type of contest you were entering. If you missed it or want a refresher, go back and read Daily Fantasy Saturday: A Recipe for Some Pasta. A key point from that article, in regards to tournaments, was correlating your lineups by stacking. To drive that point home, let’s take a look at the winning lineup from DraftKings’ Saturday (11/23/19) $40K Poke Check Tournament – $5 Entry, 9,512 entrants, $10K to first place.
C – Anthony Cirelli (TBL), Nick Suzuki (MTL)
W – Alex Killorn (TBL), Nikita Kucherov (TBL), Max Domi (MTL), Artturi Lehkonen (MTL)
D – Shea Weber (MTL), Dougie Hamilton (CAR)
G – Andrei Vasilevskiy (TBL)
This lineup was entered by DraftKings user bkreider, who is regarded as one of the top NHL DFS players in the world. You can see he used not just one team stack but two, i