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IIHF Fantasy: It's the final day!

IIHF Fantasy: It's the final day!

Medals will be given, but will you win?

Published 22.05.2016 10:31 GMT+3 | Author David Alter
IIHF Fantasy: It's the final day!
Flying Finns Sebastian Aho and Jussi Jokinen are good picks for the IIHF Fantasy Hockey finale.
The same four teams are in action on Sunday, but all of them have something else to play for.

The same four teams are in action on Sunday, with lots to play for.

All four teams are back in action with something to play for. The difference now is medals are at stakes. We also have some different matchups to look at. Here’s what you should know.

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ON FIRE: Jussi Jokinen, Forward, Finland

He delivered the game-winning goal against the host Russians on Saturday and he’s averaging 21.5 points in his last two games. Finland has been undefeated throughout this tournament. You may even have to consider them as the favourite against a Canadian team they have already beaten. Jokinen is a good pick.

WARMING UP: Sebastian Aho, Forward, Finland

Quiet for much of the tournament, Aho lit up Russia for two goals in the semis. His 33 points more than doubled his next best game for the tournament. If you are spent on your budget and you’re looking for value, Aho is a solid choice, costing you just 15.10.

ICE COLD: Pavel Datsyuk - forward

After ending the preliminary rounds with 30 fantasy points in round seven, Datsyuk has cooled off, combining for just three fantasy points in his last two games. It’s not what we’ve come to expected from a future Hall-of-Famer. Stay away from Datsyuk if you can.

The Matchups

Russia vs USA:
 Losing at home couldn’t feel good for the Russians. Losing to the Americans and missing out on a medal would be far worse. Look for the Russians to have a good showing and grab a medal. Yevgeni Kuznetsov could finally break out in this one.

Canada vs Finland: Patrik Laine has been the most consistent player of this tournament. He’s constantly getting points. You’d be foolish not to pick him again in the final round

Advice: Don’t overthink it. Have fun with this round. After all, it’s the end and you’ve likely learned a lot. We hope you enjoyed your first year of IIHF Fantasy Hockey!


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