The concept of the sameday fantasy sports (also known as Daily Fantasy Sports) game is relatively new. It takes the traditional fantasy sports model and compresses it into a daily, and sometimes weekly, game.
Sameday fantasy sport is a new niche in the fantasy sports industry. Like traditional fantasy sports, players draft a team of real world athletes who then score fantasy points according to set scoring rules. However, instead of being stuck with the same team through a whole season, daily fantasy sports contests last just one day (or in the case of NFL or NASCAR, one weekend). Daily fantasy sports is quicker and more numbers-driven. Sameday fantasy sports websites do not compete for the same players as traditional sports games, but instead market themselves as complimenting traditional fantasy sports.
NHL Hockey is great for the sameday fantasy sports players as it offers a complete card of games almost every day. Although the numbers are not as high as the NFL they are definitely growing. The 2 big players in the sameday fantasy sports business are Fanduel and Draftkings. Both are excellent venues to play in.
Here are the teams that are used for sameday fantasy hockey: Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, San Jose Sharks, St Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets
1. Steven Stamkos 2. Henrik Lundqvist 3. Jonathan Toews 4. Alex Ovechkin 5. Ryan Getzlaf 6. Corey Perry 7. Rick Nash 8. Tyler Johnson 9. Patrick Kane 10. John Tavares 11. Carey Price 12. Nicklas Backstrom 13. Sidney Crosby 14. Evgeni Malkin 15. Derek Stepan 16. Corey Crawford 17. Marian Hossa 18. Nikita Kucherov 19. Vladimir Tarasenko 20. Ondrej Palat