While the NFL playoffs are set to steal the Saturday spotlight, don't sleep on hockey as there are currently 13 games on the schedule, nine of which that fall on the DraftKings main slate. If our opponents are more focused on football and are either not playing NHL DFS altogether Saturday or spending less time on it, perhaps we have a little bit more of an edge on this slate.
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Edmonton – There is no doubt the Oilers are struggling right now, both on and off the ice as the Evander Kane and Mikko Koskinen drama has the media swarming. However, if there was ever a chance to get things rolling again, a home matchup with the Ottawa Senators is about as good as it gets. It doesn't hurt that Connor McDavid ($8,600) returned to practice this week and figures to draw back into the lineup. In Friday's practice the Oilers had the dynamic duo of McDavid and Leon Draisaitl ($8,100) together on the same line which is something that always grabs my attention for DFS purposes. Joining them was Zack Kassian ($2,700) who is just about the site minimum price and should be thrown onto stacks to help offset the hefty price tags on McDavid and Draisaitl. All you're really looking for from Kassian here is to pick up an assist, and anything more is a bonus.
Colorado – A team that's not struggling are the Avalanche, who continue to flash the Stanley Cup winning potential that many expected coming into the season and now get the lowly Coyotes. These two teams are on the back end up a home and home back-to-back, with the Avalanche winning the game Friday in a shootout. Nathan MacKinnon ($9,400), Mikko Rantanen ($8,200), and