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Fantasy hockey line top 25 rankings for 2019-20

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by Jonathan Baron / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

NHL.com ranks the top 25 forward lines from a fantasy hockey standpoint for the rest of the 2019-20 season. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

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NOTES: These rankings take into account NHL.com fantasy top 200 rank (if applicable), recent production in standard categories (goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal, hits), line stability or fluctuation, team scoring distribution and other factors including but not limited to coaching changes, impact of injuries or recent returns and contract status of any individual player(s). Bold indicates any new member(s) of a particular line.

1. BOS: Brad Marchand -- Patrice Bergeron -- David Pastrnak (SAME)

2. TBL: Ondrej Palat -- Brayden Point -- Nikita Kucherov (+1)

Key injury: Steven Stamkos

3. WSH: Alex Ovechkin -- Evgeny Kuznetsov -- Tom Wilson (-1)

4. COL: Gabriel Landeskog -- Vladislav Namestnikov  -- Valeri Nichushkin (SAME)

Key injuries: Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, Andre Burakovsky

5. EDM: Tyler Ennis -- Leon Draisaitl -- Kailer Yamamoto (+1)

6. TOR: Zach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- Mitchell Marner (-1)

7. VAN: J.T. Miller -- Elias Pettersson -- Tyler Toffoli (SAME)

8. EDM: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins -- Connor McDavid (DTD) -- Zack Kassian (SAME)

9. WPG: Kyle Connor -- Mark Scheifele -- Blake Wheeler (SAME)

10. VGK: Max Pacioretty -- William Karlsson -- Nicolas Roy (+1)

Key injury: Mark Stone

11. FLA: Jonathan Huberdeau / Frank Vatrano -- Aleksander Barkov -- Evgenii Dadonov (-1)

12. CAR: Andrei Svechnikov -- Sebastian Aho -- Teuvo Teravainen (SAME)

13. WSH: Jakub Vrana -- Nicklas Backstrom -- T.J. Oshie (SAME)

14. TOR: William Nylander -- John Tavares -- Denis Malgin (SAME)

15. CGY: Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Elias Lindholm (+3)

16. PHI: Claude Giroux -- Sean Couturier -- Jakub Voracek (+5)

17. PIT: Patrick Marleau -- Evgeni Malkin -- Bryan Rust (-2)

18. PIT: Jason Zucker -- Sidney Crosby -- Conor Sheary (-2)

19. NYR: Artemi Panarin -- Ryan Strome -- Jesper Fast (-2)

20. PHI: Joel Farabee -- Kevin Hayes -- Travis Konecny (+4)

21. VGK: Jonathan Marchessault -- Paul Stastny -- Reilly Smith (-2)

22. STL: Zach Sanford -- Ryan O'Reilly -- David Perron (+1)

23. STL: Jaden Schwartz -- Brayden Schenn / Robert Thomas -- Sammy Blais (+2)

24. CGY: Andrew Mangiapane -- Mikael Backlund -- Matthew Tkachuk (NEW)

25. WPG: Nikolaj Ehlers -- Cody Eakin -- Patrik Laine (NEW)

Dropped out: DAL: Jamie Benn -- Tyler Seguin -- Corey Perry / Justin Dowling; BUF: Jeff Skinner / Victor Olofsson -- Jack Eichel -- Sam Reinhart

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