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

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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