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Fantasy pool rankings: Stanley Cup Playoffs

Top 50 players in leagues counting entire 2021 postseason; podcast analysis

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy ranks the most valuable players for fantasy hockey pools counting the entire 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. For more fantasy coverage, visit and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.





Basic playoff pools have the following scoring system: goals and assists count for skaters with a potential bonus for a hat trick, and wins count for team goalies with a potential bonus for a shutout. Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production in the regular season and playoffs, line combinations, defense pairs, power-play usage, goalie start volume and timeshare situations, injury history or concern (INJ. for injured or DTD for day to day), contract status, age, Stanley Cup Playoff matchups and likelihood of a championship run. These rankings are a collaborative effort by Pete Jensen and Rob Reese.

1. Nikita Kucherov, F, TBL
2. Tampa Bay Lightning goalies
3. Brayden Point, F, TBL
4. Victor Hedman, D, TBL
5. Vegas Golden Knights goalies
6. Steven Stamkos, F, TBL
7. Mark Stone, F, VGK
8. Max Pacioretty, F, VGK
9. William Karlsson, F, VGK
10. Mathew Barzal, F, NYI
11. Jonathan Marchessault, F, VGK
12. New York Islanders goalies
13. Montreal Canadiens goalies
14. Alex Killorn, F, TBL
15. Alex Pietrangelo, D, VGK
16. Tyler Toffoli, F, MTL
17. Shea Theodore, D, VGK
18. Jean-Gabriel Pageau, F, NYI
19. Ondrej Palat, F, TBL
20. Anthony Beauvillier, F, NYI
21. Kyle Palmieri, F, NYI
22. Nick Suzuki, F, MTL
23. Brock Nelson, F, NYI
24. Josh Bailey, F, NYI
25. Jeff Petry, D, MTL (DTD)
26. Anthony Cirelli, F, TBL
27. Reilly Smith, RW, VGK
28. Alex Tuch, F, VGK
29. Ryan McDonagh, D, TBL
30. Cole Caufield, F, MTL
31. Brendan Gallagher, F, MTL
32. Shea Weber, D, MTL
33. Alec Martinez, D, VGK
34. Jordan Eberle, F, NYI
35. Corey Perry, F, MTL
36. Erik Cernak, D, TBL
37. Noah Dobson, D, NYI
38. Joel Armia, F, MTL
39. Mikhail Sergachev, D, TBL
40. Eric Staal, F, MTL
41. Blake Coleman, F, TBL
42. Chandler Stephenson, F, VGK
43. Ross Colton, F, TBL
44. Jesperi Kotkaniemi, F, MTL
45. Yanni Gourde, F, TBL
46. Ryan Pulock, D, NYI
47. Mattias Janmark, F, VGK
48. Scott Mayfield, D, NYI
49. Nick Holden, D, VGK
50. Oliver Wahlstrom, F, NYI (DTD)

Out for entire postseason: Anders Lee, F, NYI



1. TBL: starter: Andrei Vasilevskiy; backup: Curtis McElhinney

2. VGK: starter: Marc-Andre Fleury; backup Robin Lehner

3. NYI: starter: Semyon Varlamov; backup: Ilya Sorokin

4. MTL: starter: Carey Price; backup: Jake Allen


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