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Maple Leafs-Blue Jackets fantasy pool preview, picks

NHL.com has impact players, series predictions for Stanley Cup Qualifiers

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com's fantasy hockey staff makes picks for playoff pools counting the entire 24-team tournament and predictions for each Stanley Cup Qualifiers series. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

MORE SERIES PREDICTIONS NYI-FLA | CAR-NYR | PIT-MTL

EDM-CHI | NSH-ARIVAN-MIN | CGY-WPG | Cheat sheet

 

MVP FOR EACH TEAM:

NOTE: Below is each team's highest-ranked player by NHL.com for Stanley Cup pools.

Toronto Maple Leafs: Auston Matthews, C

Columbus Blue Jackets: Zach Werenski, D

 

PAST PLAYOFF PERFORMERS:

Maple Leafs: John Tavares, C

-Has 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) in 31 career postseason games.

Blue Jackets: Seth Jones, D

-Has 20 points (four goals, 16 assists) in 27 career postseason games.

 

SLEEPER PICKS:

Maple Leafs: Zach Hyman, LW

Blue Jackets: Oliver Bjorkstrand, LW/RW

Read: Fantasy sleeper candidates

 

SERIES X-FACTORS:

Maple Leafs: Jake Muzzin, D

Blue Jackets: Cam Atkinson, RW

Read: Fantasy X-factors | Bounce-backs

 

PREDICTIONS FOR FIVE-GAME SERIES:

Pete Jensen: Maple Leafs in 5

Rob Reese: Maple Leafs in 4

David Satriano: Maple Leafs in 5

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