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Here are your start / sit fantasy recommendations for the February 10th NHL games.

Please note that you should always start your star players. This list is here to help you if you have two similar players and are debating on which one to start. It can also help when deciding on whether or not to pick up a certain FA on days with a light schedule.

While a player may be a “sit” recommendation, he should still be put in your lineup over a player without a game. Accumulating stats takes priority over no stats at all.

Different factors go into picking start / sit candidates including strength of opponent, scoring categories, history vs opponent and sometimes, gut feelings. Take that into consideration before making your final decision.

NOTE: These recommendations are posted before the first game of the day. Some changes may be made if any major changes occur to NHL lineups such as injuries, scratches, or especially, starting goalies, once new information is received. Check back often for any changes, especially for late games.

Forwards

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File Photo: Elsa/Getty Images

Start Sit
Damien Brunner – DET R.J. Umberger  – CBJ
(1 pt in 8 of 11 games this season) (Scoreless in 9 straight, just 1 point this season)
Justin Williams – LA Ryan Malone  – TB
(4 points, 20 SOG last 3 gams) (Has slowed down a bit. No SOG last 2 games)
Adam Henrique – NJ Derek Stepan – NYR
(Goal in 3 straight games. 3 G, 4 pts last 4 games) (Just 2 points in last 7 games)
Derick Brassard – CBJ Rich Peverley  – BOS
(2 G, 4pts, 9 SOG last 4 games) (Not offering much of anything right now)
Cody Hodgson -BUF Valtteri Filppula – DET
(9 points last 6 games. Keeping up point per game pace) (Runs hot and cold.. cold right now)

Defensemen

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File Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Start Sit
Andy Greene – NJ Tyler Myers – BUF
(8 pts during 5 game points streak. Ride the hot hand) (Will be a healthy scratch again tonight)
Ryan McDonagh – NYR Ryan Whitney – EDM
(1 G, 2 pts yesterday. Helps in most categories) (Will sit tonight)
Justin Schultz – EDM Erik Johnson  – COL
(Surprisingly still available in some leagues. Shouldn’t be) (Scoreless last 8 gms. Just 1 point this season)
Slava Voynov  – LA Dennis Seidenberg  – BOS
(Better numbers across the board last few games) (Helps with hits & bk shots, but yet to put up a point)
James Wisniewski – CBJ Kris Letang – PIT
(Will return to the lineup tonight) (Will miss tonight’s game. Placed on IR)

Goalies

File Photo:  Rich Lam/Getty Images

File Photo: Rich Lam/Getty Images

NOTE: Some goalies for the later games have not been confirmed yet. Check back later as the Start / Sit for the goalies will be updated once goalies have been confirmed.

Start Sit
Devan Dubnyk – EDM Sergei Bobrovsky – CBJ
(Gets a good matchup against CBJ) (Has allowed 7 G on 41 shots in last 2 games)
Johan Hedberg – NJ Mathieu Garon – TB
(Has looked solid in his games. Worth a start) (Draws the tough start on the road)
Tomas Vokoun – PIT
(Has looked good in his starts. 3-1, 2.08 GAA)

 

Remember, use this list as a guideline if you are debating between a few players to round out your lineup. Just because a star player appears on the “sit” list doesn’t necessarily mean you should sit that player if your other options aren’t overwhelmingly better.

If you have any questions about your fantasy lineup, don’t hesitate to ask.

Good Luck!

Carlos Figueiredo
NHL Rankings & Content Editor
Dynasty Sports Empire
@SpeakoftheDevs

 

About The Author:   Carlos is the NHL Rankings and Content Editor for Dynasty Sports Empire. He has been a hockey fan for as long as he can remember, and has been writing about hockey for over five years. He is the owner / writer / editor for SpeakingoftheDevils.com and has also contributed work for various other hockey websites. He has been playing fantasy sports since the days when you had to pull stats from USA Today the morning after games were played.

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