NHL Grind Down: Friday, November 9th

The RotoGrinders NHL Grind Down article will give you an in-depth analysis into the NHL schedule. This article will break down the numbers for every single game and give you analysis on which trends you can exploit. While matchups are a major factor in daily fantasy hockey there are plenty of other factors to consider such as injuries, salaries, and more.

The analysis should point you in the right direction, but it is still up to you to decipher the information and make your own selections. Hockey is an extremely high variance sport. The best choice is not always the right choice but following the trends will win you money over time.

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New Jersey Devils at Toronto Maple Leafs

New Jersey Devils Toronto Maple Leafs
Keith Kinkaid Frederik Andersen
Record Record
6-6-1 10-5-0
Team Stats 3.23 njd 29.03 86.21 Team Stats 3.40 2.67 36.00 82.14

Game Overview

The New Jersey Devils will take the ice tonight sitting in the cellar of the Metropolitan Division, and have been heading in the wrong direction after a perfect 4-0-0 start to the season. New Jersey hit rock bottom in a 7-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday and things won’t come easy tonight as they continue their brutal seven-game road trip tonight in Toronto having dropped seven of their last night games. With that said, they do offer plenty of DFS appeal as their top line of Taylor Hall, Nico Hischier and Kyle Palmieri have been putting up big numbers all season. These three have combined for 16 goals and 27 assists in 13 games this season and should benefit tonight from Toronto being the second fastest pace team in the entire NHL (122.49 CP60). With 11 other teams in action tonight, digging much deeper into their forward depths seems unnecessary. On defense, Will Butcher has taken over the duties as the point-man on their #1 power-play unit and he’s off to a fine start with eight points (seven of them coming with the man-advantage). Alternatively, Damon Severson and Sami Vatanen are also putting up similar offensive numbers and share the duties on the point of the second power-play unit.

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About the Author

  • John Britt (jmbwngfn)

  • One of the top baseball and hockey analysts in the DFS industry, John Britt aka jmbwngfn is a full-time accountant and family man hailing from St. Louis, Missouri. The proud graduate of the University of Missouri, John’s passion is hockey but he excels at multiple DFS sports. He has made his way to a live final and led the now defunct Daily Joust in NHL wins. He’s also been nominated multiple times for awards for his written work including 2014 Best Fantasy Baseball Ongoing Series, 2015 Hockey Writer of the Year, 2016 Hockey Writer of the Year & 2018 Hockey Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA). John can be found on Twitter at the username JMBWngFn.


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