There are seven games tonight, with both Los Angeles and Carolina playing for the second time in as many days. Tonight will feature the second half of the home-and-away series between Boston and Toronto. We'll also see the two teams at the bottom of the standings, Edmonton and Colorado, try to undo some of that damage in their games against Washington and Winnipeg respectively.
Filip Forsberg LW (Nashville) - $7,000
After a strong rookie campaign, Forsberg has taken a step back thus far with two goals and nine assists in 19 contests. At this time, he's someone that would give me pause at that price point under normal circumstances, but the fact that Nashville is up against the Rangers and Henrik Lundqvist is what convinced me to include Forsberg on the list of players to avoid tonight.
Colin Wilson LW (Nashville) - $5,700
Like Forsberg, the fact that Nashville is up against Lundqvist is a factor in me advising that you pass on Wilson. That being said, he'd be an easier person to put on this list under normal circumstances, compared to Forsberg. Wilson has just one goal and seven points in 19 games this season.
Jakub Voracek RW (Philadelphia) - $7,500
Odds are Philadelphia is not going to get shutout for a third straight game, but that doesn't mean the Flyers will do much offensively. With 35 goals, Philadelphia is off to its slowest offensive start in franchise history through 20 games. Voracek has been a main figure in that, going from 81 points last season to a goal and eight assists in 20 contests in 2015-16.
Nazem Kadri C (Toronto) - $6,100
Kadri took a step back in 2014-15 when he recorded 39 points, but so far this season he's on pace to do even worse. He has two goals and eight points in 21 contests this season. Luck hasn't been on his side as he's generated a staggering 84 shots on goal, giving him a 2.4 shooting percentage, but then there's also the matter of his plus/minus, which has been minus-five over his last four contests and minus-eight so far this season. There's just not enough there to warrant gambling on him at this time.
Milan Lucic LW (Los Angeles) - $6,500
Enjoyed a stretch of four goals in five games from Nov. 7-17, but that's behind him now. That's brought him up to six goals in 20 contests, but if anything, that hot streak has just skewed his numbers. He still has just 26 shots on goal, which means that he has a 23.1 shooting percentage compared to his career average of 14.8%. He's not going to be a league-leader in shots, but unless he starts generating more SOG, I don't see him significantly building on his recent outburst. On top of that, this will be his third game in four days, so for now fatigue is also a factor.
Brian Gionta RW (Buffalo) - $4,500
At the age of 36, Gionta just doesn't seem to have much left to offer. Through 17 games he has a goal, five assists, and a minus-seven rating.
Alex Pietrangelo D (St. Louis) - $6,200
With a goal and nine points in 21 games, Pietrangelo isn't off to a terrible start, but he hasn't recorded a point in his last six games. On top of that, his value has taken a hit due to his minus-three rating, which is tied for the team-low. Given that there are some much better options around the same price point - Roman Josi at $6,500 and Drew Doughty at $6,400, to name a couple - it just doesn't seem worth it to bet on Pietrangelo tonight.