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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. BOS L1: Marchand (NHL.com rank: 7) -- Bergeron (22) -- Pastrnak (12); +1

2. COL L1: Landeskog (19) -- MacKinnon (3) -- Rantanen (5); -1

Schedule note: Avalanche games postponed until Thursday

3. TOR L1: Galchenyuk (N/R) -- Matthews (DTD; 4) / Tavares (18) -- Marner (6); SAME

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

5. PIT L1: Guentzel (29) -- Crosby (10) -- Rust (77); SAME

6. CAR L1: Svechnikov (28) -- Aho (24) -- Fast (N/R); SAME

7. WPG L1: Connor (35) -- Scheifele (25) -- Dubois (126) / Wheeler (INJ.); +1

8. VGK L1: Pacioretty (40) -- Stephenson (N/R) -- Stone (36); +1

9. WSH L1: Ovechkin (9) -- Kuznetsov (45) -- Wilson (93); +2

10. NYR L2: Panarin (11) -- R. Strome (67) -- Blackwell (192); +3

11. NYR L1: Kreider (81) -- Zibanejad (30) -- Buchnevich (80); +1

12. TBL L1: Palat (58) -- Point (21) -- Barre-Boulet (N/R) / Stamkos (INJ.; 29); -5

13. WSH L2: Mantha (92) -- Backstrom (27) -- Oshie (68); NEW

14. BOS L2: Hall (94) -- Krejci (97) -- C. Smith (115); NEW

15. WPG L2: Copp (133) -- Stastny (151) -- Ehlers (44); -5

16. DAL L1: J. Robertson (87) -- Hintz (116) -- Pavelski (55); SAME

17. FLA L1: Marchment (N/R) -- Barkov (16) -- Gusev (177) / Verhaeghe (INJ.); -3

18. CAR L2: Martinook (N/R) / Niederreiter (106) -- Trocheck (59) -- Necas (66); -3

19. TOR L2: N. Robertson / Mikheyev (N/R) -- Tavares / Kerfoot (N/R) -- Nylander (75; 
COVID-19 protocol) / Hyman (86); -1

20. STL L1: Blais (190) -- O'Reilly (49) -- Perron (52); +1

21. VGK L2: Marchessault (108) -- W. Karlsson (112) -- R. Smith (N/R); +2

22. CHI L1: Hagel (N/R) -- P. Suter (N/R) -- P. Kane (8); -5

23. STL L2: Schwartz (170) -- B. Schenn (85) -- Tarasenko (54); -1

24. TBL L2: Killorn (137) -- Cirelli (136) -- Colton / M. Joseph (N/R); -4

25. FLA L2: Huberdeau (20) -- Bennett (N/R) -- Duclair (178); NEW

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Dropped out:

COL L2: Saad (N/R) -- Kadri (98) -- Burakovsky (105)

SJS L1: E. Kane (65) -- Couture (N/R) -- Labanc (N/R)

SJS L2: Balcers (N/R) -- Hertl (144) -- Meier (163)

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