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 every night.
High Priced First lines
Paul Stastny ($4800) – Vladimir Tarasenko ($7800) – Alex Steen ($7100)
This line has been dynamite at times when together for the Blues and they’ve been reunited for the time being and for this game. The Blues have a great matchup tonight versus the Senators who have one of the worst penalty killing units in the league and allow the fifth most goals against in the entire league. Vladimir Tarasenko missed a game with an illness recently but looks like he’s fully recovered and even scored in his last game. The emerging superstar is sixth in the league in SOG and one of the best/consistent targets in fantasy hockey. Pairing him with one or two of his linemates is never a bad idea and now that these 3 are reunited I love the fact they’ll be on the ice a ton together for this game. Some good correlation scoring for fantasy is likely here.
Also check out: The Kings top line of Kopitar/Lucic/Toffoli as featured in the NHL Cheat Sheet.
Eric Staal ($4900) – Elias Lindholm ($3700) – Kris Versteeg ($3900)
The Canes aren’t exactly an offensive juggernaut but lately their top line has been producing for fantasy. Eric Staal has three goals in his last three games and his two wingers have a combined 5 assists between them in that same span. The Canes play the Oilers tonight who are still fourth worst in the league in terms of goals allowed as a team and have shaky goaltending. Using this line gives you two of the Canes most prominent power play skaters in Staal and Lindholm at a very reduced price and presents you with a matchup where a big game is certainly possible. They’re a nice target on a short slate if you need to save money.
Henrik Sedin ($4900) – Daniel Sedin ($6500) – Jannik Hansen ($3900)
The Canucks aren’t exactly an offensive powerhouse and have actually scored 2 or less goals in each of their last four games. Still, they have a great matchup tonight as they’ll be taking on the struggling Coyotes at home. The Yotes have now fallen into last place in terms of goals against in the league and nightly are one of the best teams to target for your skater’s fantasy wise. No one on this line has been lighting it up recently but these three are all a part of the Canucks power play unit, with the Sedins still the main offensive centrepiece of the team. If scoring occurs, you can almost definitely expect correlation as it’s rare a Sedin scores without the other being in on it. Target these three for tournaments tonight as they should be fairly low owned given their recent struggles.
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