This article will identify the best line-stacking combos to use for fantasy hockey purposes every night. Considering that at least one player on a forward line will often get an assist on a goal when his line mate scores, stacking players from the same line can prove very fruitful for fantasy purposes. Use these targets to help identify some of your best options ever night.
High Priced First Lines
Tyler Seguin ($8500) – Jamie Benn ($8400) – Patrick Eaves ($3900)
Tyler Seguin is questionable for tonight, check the injury news before rostering
The Stars play the Predators tonight and it sets up as a terrific matchup for an offense that has really been rolling lately. Dallas has scored four or more goals in five of its last six games and a lot of that production has come from its top line. Tyler Seguin left last game early, but before that he’d scored seven points in his last four games and is again looking like one of the most dominant offensive forces in the league. Even if Seguin doesn’t go tonight, Jamie Benn and Patrick Eaves have been clicking and have 12 points between the two of them in their last four games. If all three go, they will dominate the power-play time for Dallas against the seventh worst penalty killing unit in the league and be in a huge spot to post some big correlation points for fantasy. If Seguin can’t go don’t be afraid to use Eaves and Benn alone with whoever moves up to centre them (possibly Cody Eakin), he could turn out to be a good value play too.
Also check out: the Canadians top line of Plekanec-Galchenyuk-Gallagher as mentioned in the NHL Cheat Sheet
Henrik Sedin ($4800) – Daniel Sedin ($6200) – Jannik Hansen ($4000) or Radim Vrbata ($4700)
Vancouver forwards can often be a bit of a wasteland for fantasy purposes but tonight they face the Minnesota Wild who have allowed four or more goals in six straight games and have been freefalling fast as a team. Vancouver doesn’t have great offensive numbers but the Sedin twins can still put up some monster games and are still producing at a pretty nice clip offensively for the year. With a few injuries up front for Vancouver the two will likely dominate the power-play and offensive opportunities for Vancouver. Expect the twins to play a lot with Jannik Hansen at even strength and Radim Vrbata on the power-play. Vrbata might have more upside overall, even if he is more expensive, but if you need a cheap winger Hansen is definitely worth considering as he’s produced alongside the Sedins before. With only a few games on the slate I think considering this trio is worth it, and they could easily end up being the tournament play of the night.
Ryan Johansen ($5900) – James Neal ($5800) – Mike Ribeiro ($3700)
The Stars and Predators game tonight looks like it could have a lot of good fantasy potential and for that reason I think using the Preds top line as a lower owned tournament pick makes sense. The Predators have had trouble on defense this year but still have the 10th best power-play in the league. In their last four games this trio has 13 points and have been seeing the most power-play time of any trio of forwards for Nashville. Dallas is playing well but are winning games with their offense and have given up three or more goals in five of their last six games. Don’t be shocked if this line takes advantage of the matchup and posts a big game. I like them as a lessor owned stack tonight.
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