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Fantasy top 25 line rankings for 2020-21

NHL.com lists best units in terms of past chemistry, rest-of-season potential

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 2020-21 season. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.

 

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FANTASY TOP 25 LINE RANKINGS

NOTES: These rankings take into account NHL.com fantasy top 200 rank (listed below next to each player, if applicable), past 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 impact of injuries and contract status of any individual player(s).

1. COL L1: Landeskog (NHL.com rank: 26) -- MacKinnon (3) -- Burakovsky (148) / Rantanen (COVID-19 protocol; 7); +1

2. BOS L1: Marchand (5) -- Coyle (N/R) / Bergeron (DTD; 19) -- Pastrnak (10); -1

3. TOR L1: Foligno (110) -- Matthews (4) -- Marner (12); SAME

4. EDM L1: Kahun (N/R) / Draisaitl (2) -- McDavid (1) -- Puljujarvi (N/R); SAME

5. PIT L1: Guentzel (39) -- Crosby (9) -- Rust (70); SAME

6. CAR L1: Svechnikov (25) -- Aho (22) -- Lorentz (N/R) / Fast (DTD); SAME

7. VGK L1: Pacioretty (35) -- Stephenson (168) -- Stone (34); +1

8. WPG L1: Connor (33) -- Scheifele (31) -- Wheeler (88); -1

9. NYR L2: Panarin (6) -- R. Strome (54) -- Blackwell (145); +1

10. NYR L1: Lafreniere (N/R) / Kreider (58) -- Zibanejad (20) -- Buchnevich (57); +1

11. WSH L1: Ovechkin (DTD; 11) / Sprong (N/R) -- Kuznetsov (47) -- T. Wilson (92); -2

12. WSH L2: Mantha (60) -- Backstrom (30) -- Oshie (55); +1

13. TBL L1: Palat (51) -- Point (21) -- Barre-Boulet (N/R); -1

Key injury: Stamkos

14. BOS L2: Hall (89) -- Krejci (91) -- C. Smith (93); SAME

15. DAL L1: J. Robertson (69) -- Hintz (90) -- Pavelski (41); +1

16. WPG L2: Stastny (183) -- Dubois (122) -- Ehlers (42); -5

17. FLA L1: Vatrano (137) -- Barkov (17) -- Gusev (149); SAME

18. CAR L2: Niederreiter (117) -- Trocheck (52) -- Necas (59); SAME

19. TOR L2: Galchenyuk (N/R) -- Tavares (16) -- Nylander (66); SAME

20. FLA L2: Huberdeau (18) -- Bennett (109) -- Duclair (138); +5

21. STL L1: B. Schenn (85) -- O'Reilly (49) -- Kyrou (N/R); -1

22. NSH L1: Tolvanen (99) -- Johansen (N/R) -- Arvidsson (135); NEW

Key injury: Forsberg

23. VGK L2: Marchessault (107) -- W. Karlsson (121) -- Janmark (N/R) / Tuch (106); -2

24. DAL L2: Dickinson (N/R) -- Benn (104) -- Gurianov (136); NEW

Key injury: Seguin

25. MIN L1: Kaprizov (44) -- V. Rask (N/R) -- Zuccarello (196); NEW

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Honorable mention: OTT L1: B. Tkachuk (24) -- Norris (200) -- Batherson (199)

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Dropped out:

CHI L1: Hagel (N/R) -- P. Suter (N/R) -- P. Kane (8)

STL L2: Schwartz (170) -- Bozak (N/R) -- Tarasenko (79)

TBL L2: Killorn (120) -- Cirelli (166) -- T. Johnson (N/R)

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