Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: DraftKings NHL Optimal Lineup for November 7

November 7th, 2015 by Steve Silverman Leave a reply »

The heat may be off Joe Thornton at this point in his career. In his early years with the Boston Bruins and in his prime years with the San Jose Sharks, Thornton was expected to be the man for both teams.

A heavy burden was on Thonton's shoulders. He was expected to lead his team to the top of the conference in the regular season and rank among the top three or four scorers in the league. While he came close in those categories, Thornton has always fallen woefully short in the category that matters the most for all superstar hockey players: the playoffs.

His team has never won the Stanley Cup. Nor has it ever been close. Jumbo Joe has never been to the Stanley Cup Final.

Thornton is no longer expected to the be the dominant player for his team. Joe Pavelski fills that role nicely for the Sharks. But Thornton can still skate, shoot and pass. At 6'4" and 225 pounds, he also is quite strong on the puck and can hold onto it a little longer than most. That's why he is still a valuable player in DraftKings fantasy hockey.

Thornton has two goals and eight assists in his first 13 games, and he is well worth his $5 ...

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