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
Anze Kopitar ($5700) – Marion Gaborik ($5500) – Milan Lucic ($4300)
The Kings generally played their top three lines very evenly in game 1 (all receiving nearly the same amount of ice time) but this trio also all saw a lot of work on the powerplay and are also extremely affordable. The matchup tonight is insanely in their favour as the Kings are currently a -240 favorite, and with a 5 goal over/under Vegas obviously expects the Kings as a team to score some goals. I expect this line to get on track tonight and be to possibly have a big fantasy night.
Others: also consider the Islanders top line of Tavares/Strome/Lee as noted in the NHL Cheat sheet.
Brad Richards ($4400) – Thomas Tartar ($5100) – Gustav Nyquist ($4900)
The Red Wings are currently without top centre Paval Dustyuk meaning Brad Richards is slotting into their second line centre role. Against a Maple Leaf team that is slated to give up a ton of goals this season targeting this skilled trio makes a ton of sense. Detroit typically gives their top two lines equal amounts of ice time and I won’t be shocked to see the playmaking Richards prosper playing with two players who recorded 28 and 32 goals last season respectively. This has the potential to be a dynamic second line for the Wings and one of the best value plays of the night.
Others: also consider the top line of the New Jersey Devils, Mike Cammalleri/Travis Zajak/Lee Stempniak
Nazem Kadri ($4800) – James Van Riemsdyk ($6300) – Brad Boyes ($3800)
With the Maple Leafs taking on the Detroit Red Wings tonight that means that current Maple Leaf head coach Mike Babcock will be taking on his former team whom he coached to a Cup back in 2008. While the Leafs aren’t exactly a powerhouse personnel wise they still sport some decent talent up front. I am admittedly playing a bit of a narrative street angle with this one but don’t be shocked if the Leafs play the Wings tough and end up putting more than a couple behind Jimmy Howard. I like targeting this skilled trio and think they’ll be vastly under-owned in gpps and tournaments.