TGIF DraftKings Musings: This Is No Goodbye

Evgeni Nabokov Islanders
Evgeni Nabokov has been a huge surprise in DraftKings and a big reason w`hy the Islanders are in the second season. (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

All that we ask for is a chance. That goes for anything in life. Few people gave the New York Islanders any hope or prayer in making the playoffs. Yet, it seemed like every single transaction helped. Sometimes you really cannot make this up if one even tried.

DraftKings Noticed The Rising On Long Island

All anyone knows in daily fantasy hockey is there is an intense watching of trends. The New York Islanders were that team which trended upward in a big way this season. They were picked to finish last in the Atlantic Division. While everyone knows about John Tavares and Matt Moulson, few knew just how consistent Evgeni Nabokov was going to be. Nabokov was thought to be someone that was going to be traded at some juncture. There were many rumors and it just seemed a given. It is a funny thing how these things work out sometimes. While the goalie has not been Vezina caliber, he has given his team a chance to win. As a result, the Islanders have made the playoffs over teams like the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers. Just let that sink in for a second.

Josh Bailey John Tavares Islanders
Josh Bailey and John Tavares  (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

However it is their fantasy value that may bring them more accolades. Michael Grabner is a poor man’s Jeff Carter with a high goals to assist ratio (15 G 5 A). Brad Boyes has reaped the benefits of being on that first line. The Nielsen-Bailey-Okposo line has seen success once again late in the season and this time it meant something. The second line, at times, has been more efficient than the first line. All three players had been near that magic point per game mark for the last several weeks and at very reasonable daily values for fantasy hockey and DraftKings of course. It is those mid valued players that often make the difference between winning and losing in the daily realm. Praise needs to be heaped on this Islanders team and even more from the fantasy community.

Cheaper than a slice of pizza? Yes!

Also, DraftKings gives you much better chances at winning some cash. If you have just one dollar, you can get in on the NHL Daily Dollar contest. The guaranteed payout is usually $75 and first place could win you $12.50. For a small investment, that is a pretty nice return for just one little old dollar. Surely, you have some spare change lying around or a crumpled up dollat in the wash. It is as easy as signing up for an account, pony up some money (there is a surprise for that too), set your roster, and just let it ride. It’s that easy! The payout structure is simple enough. Those entries fill in fast especially on the weekends when you can see near triple digit entrant numbers. Get off the bench and into a contest today! Personally it is a very easy way to make a little quick cash to set up for the bigger contests whether they may be on the weekend or during the week.

So Do You Want To Double The Fun ?

Do you want to double your money? Yes, we all do! DraftKings gives you that chance right when you first sign up. With the ability to double your first time deposit, they give you a competitive edge most daily fantasy sites just cannot compete with. If you deposit $10, they give you $20. Would you like to put $100 into that new account? That turns into $200! That is easy money. All a person has to do is go register right now. It takes all of a few minutes and you are ready to make it rain down some cash. If you are ready and you want to play on an easy to use platform, then DraftKings is for you. The only question is what are you waiting for?

As always you can follow me @ChrisWasselTHW on Twitter. Let’s make this another fun week so the cash can come your way. This is the last edition of the regular season but do not think of this as a goodbye. There will be some articles throughout the summer getting you ready for next year daily fantasy hockey fans. Thanks again for reading.