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Fantasy breakout candidates for 2019-20

NHL.com determines 10 dream breakout candidates: popular young players who have mattered at the NHL level but have higher dream ceilings in prospective expanded roles. Obtainable among the top 75 or later average, each has space to substantially enhance his dream rank and could reach the upper tier at his position next season. For more fantasy coverage, seeNHL.com/ Dream

NOTE:Elias Pettersson(Vancouver Canucks),Jordan Binnington(St. Louis Blues),Rasmus Dahlin(Buffalo Sabres) andMiro Heiskanen(Dallas Stars) are anticipated to build on their novice seasons however have been excluded from this list because of their apparent breakout candidateship.

Philipp Grubauer, G, COL
NHL.com rank: 76

The Colorado Avalanche goalie went 9-2-2 with a.955 conserve portion and 3 nothings over the last 15 regular-season video games and 7-5 with a.925 SV%and one nothing in 12 Stanley Cup Championship game. After winning the starting job outright fromSemyon Varlamov(possible unlimited complimentary representative), Grubauer is ranked among the top 15 fantasy goalies for next season. He aims to equate his NHL career-high 18 wins in 37 games and.921 profession SV%to a workload of 55-60 begins for Colorado, which includes among the League’s best young cores.

Tom Wilson, RW, WSH
NHL.com rank: 88

The Washington Capitals extreme right had NHL profession highs in objectives (22) and points (40) regardless of being limited to 63 video games due to the fact that of a suspension. Wilson has actually had stretches of fantasy expertise over the previous 2 regular seasons and playoffs but still has a higher offensive equipment if he plays a whole season on a line with elite left wingAlex Ovechkinand important centerNicklas BackstromorEvgeny KuznetsovWilson was likewise the only gamer with a minimum of 20 objectives and 3.0 hits per game (3.2; 200 overall).

Carter Hart, G, PHI
NHL.com rank: 91

The Philadelphia Flyers goalie went 16-13 -1 with a.917 SV%, the very best rate by a rookie in at least 30 video games (31) sinceCarey Rate(.920 in 2007-08). Hart is likely to be the Flyers’ No. 1 goalie next season consideringWebcam Talbot,Brian ElliottandMichal Neuvirthcan end up being unrestricted totally free agents July 1. With brand-new coach Alain Vigneault and a deep offense (nine skaters in NHL.com’s top 250 rankings), proper modifications might assist Philadelphia go back to the playoffs and Hart return fantasy value if drafted outside the top 100.

Dylan Strome, C, CHI
NHL.com rank: 112

The Chicago Blackhawks center was close to a point-per-game player (51 points in 58 video games) after being acquired from the Arizona Coyotes on Nov.25 He discovered chemistry on the 2nd line with breakout wingAlex DeBrincat(41 goals; T-6th in NHL). Strome helped the Blackhawks power play transform at 25.2 percent (T-3rd) from Jan. 1 to the end of the season. A complete season in Chicago with exposure to DeBrincat at even strength and elite skatersPatrick Kane,Jonathan ToewsandErik Gustafssonon the power play offers Strome 70- point potential.

Andrei Svechnikov, LW/RW, AUTOMOBILE
NHL.com rank: 127

The Carolina Hurricanes wing scratched the surface area in his rookie season with 37 points (20 objectives, 17 helps) in 82 regular-season video games and 5 points (three objectives, 2 helps) in nine championship game. Svechnikov was restricted by injury in Carolina’s go to the Eastern Conference Final and played primarily on the second or 3rd line when healthy. Fantasy owners need to not ignore Svechnikov, who will likely be available outside the top 120 in general, with a possibility to play regularly withSebastian Ahoand/orTeuvo Teravainenand score 30-35 objectives.

Video: NYI@CAR, Gm4: Svechnikov adds insurance coverage objective

Aaron Ekblad, D, FLA
NHL.com rank: 137

The Florida Panthers defenseman might finally reach his full dream potential after the hiring of brand-new coach Joel Quenneville. Ekblad has had at least 10 objectives in each of his first 5 NHL seasons however has actually never ever reached 40 points in a single season. Ekblad has a reasonable chance to score a minimum of 50 points and a ceiling of leading all defensemen in goals offered his high shot volume (180 last season), especially if the Panthers are active in trades and/or free firm.

Shea Theodore, D, VGK
NHL.com rank: 139

The Vegas Golden Knights defenseman showcased his long-lasting dream upside with eight points (one objective, 7 assists), four on the power play, in 7 playoff games against the San Jose Sharks. He made the most of power-play direct exposure to the important line of forwardsMark Stone,Max PaciorettyandPaul Stastny, which combined for 31 points in the preliminary. Theodore, who has actually produced in the postseason previously, still has lots of space to build upon his NHL career highs in points (37) and PPP (nine).

Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, DET
NHL.com rank: 145

The Detroit Red Wings forward connected an NHL career high in points (48) in 13 fewer games and ended up strong on a line with elite centerDylan Larkinand important wingTyler BertuzziMantha had 15 points (8 goals, seven helps) over his final 8 video games with those linemates and was much better than a point per video game (14 in nine games) at the 2019 IIHF World Championship for Canada. Mantha is due for his first season of a minimum of 30 objectives and 200 SOG and could increase in the fantasy rankings if his PPP overall (13) enhances.

Brady Tkachuk, LW, OTT
NHL.com rank: 148

The Ottawa Senators left wing will have every opportunity to be their leading scorer in his second season after scoring 45 points (22 goals, 23 assists) in 71 video games as a novice. Tkachuk was among 5 gamers with a minimum of 170 hits (174) and 200 SOG (214); the others were Ovechkin,Josh Anderson,Evander KaneandBlake ColemanTkachuk must be a take based on a likely low typical draft position during Ottawa’s rebuild on the top line with centerColin Whiteand very first power play with valuable defensemanThomas Chabot

Video: OTT@NYR: Tkachuk transforms on a two-man advantage

Nico Hischier, C, NJD
NHL.com rank: 149

The New Jersey Devils center scored 47 points (17 goals, 30 assists) in 69 video games, an 82- video game speed of 56 points. Hischier improved his points-per-game average compared to his novice season despite his regular linemate, elite left wingTaylor Hall, being limited to 33 video games since of injury. With Hall ideally back healthy for his contract year (capacity 2020 unlimited free representative) and the addition of either forward Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko with the No. 1 choice in the 2019 NHL Draft, Hischier will be in position to take the next step and score a minimum of 65 points.

Other breakout prospects for 2019-20(with NHL.com rank):David Rittich, G, CGY (126);Charlie McAvoy, D, BOS (134);Jake DeBrusk, LW/RW, BOS (163);Mikhail Sergachev, D, TBL (174);Jakub Vrana, LW/RW, WSH (189),Travis Konecny, C/LW/RW, PHI (190)

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Fantasy rookies to watch in 2019-20

NHL.com recognizes the top 10 novices for dream hockey in 2019-20 Value has been quantified based on aspects consisting of but not limited to past production in the NHL (if relevant), other leagues and/or tournaments and predicted lineups for next season. For more fantasy hockey coverage, go toNHL.com/ Fantasy

MORE DREAM PROTECTIONS:Leading 100 forwards|50 D-men|25 goalies|Podcast

KEEP IN MIND:Forwards Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko, the forecasted top 2 picks in the 2019 NHL Draft, are listed below in spite of being excluded fromNHL.com’s top 250for now. Other rookie-eligible players are noted in order of rank, if applicable

Jack Hughes, C
Age: 18
Eligible for 2019 NHL Draft

The 5-foot-10, 170- pound center is No. 1 on NHL Main Scouting’s last ranking of North American skaters for the 2019 NHL Draft. Hughes broke left wingAlex Ovechkin‘s scoring record with 20 points (9 objectives, 11 assists) in seven video games at the IIHF World Under-18 Champion and also had 3 assists in seven games for the United States at the 2019 IIHF World Championship. If Hughes is picked with the No. 1 choice by the New Jersey Devils, he would likely be a component in their top six and first power-play unit with possible direct exposure to elite left wingTaylor Halland/or extreme rightKyle Palmieri

Kaapo Kakko, RW
Age: 18
Eligible for 2019 NHL Draft

The 6-foot-2, 194- pound extreme right is No. 1 on NHL Main Scouting’s last ranking of International skaters for the 2019 draft. Kakko led Finland with six objectives at the 2019 IIHF World Champion to help his country win the gold medal. Kakko had 38 points (22 goals, 16 assists) for TPS of the Finnish League and set the record for most points by an under-18 gamer, one more thanAleksander Barkovin 2012-13 If selected with the No. 2 pick by the New York Rangers, Kakko could skate in the leading six and on the very first power play together with valuable centerMika Zibanejad

Quinn Hughes, D, VAN( NHL.com rank: 128)
Age: 19
No. 7 pick in 2018 NHL Draft

The Vancouver Canucks defenseman had 3 assists in his first 5 NHL video games and might be amongst the 25 finest fantasy players at the position next season. Hughes had 33 points (5 goals, 28 helps) in 32 games as a sophomore for University of Michigan of the NCAA and had three helps in eight games for the United States at the World Champion. Hughes might have the highest ceiling of all novices at the position next season with power-play direct exposure to important forwardsElias Pettersson,Brock BoeserandBo Horvat

Cale Makar, D, COL(NHL.com rank: 183)
Age: 20
No. 4 choice in 2017 NHL Draft

The Colorado Avalanche defenseman had 6 points (one goal, 5 assists) in 10 Stanley Cup Playoff video games. Makar skated on the 3rd pair withSamuel Girard, bringing direct exposure to elite forwardsNathan MacKinnon,Mikko RantanenandGabriel Landeskogat even strength. Prior to making his NHL launching in the postseason, Makar won the Hobey Baker Award with the University of Massachusetts of the NCAA after having 49 points (16 goals, 33 assists) in 41 video games. With an instant effect in the playoffs and direct exposure to some of the top names in fantasy, Makar deserves drafting in mid-to-late rounds for next season.

Thatcher Demko, G, VAN(NHL.com rank: 212)
Age: 23
No. 36 pick in 2014 NHL Draft

The Canucks goalie was 4-3-1 with a.913 conserve portion in 9 appearances this season and likely would have played more video games if not for a concealed injury that landed him on injured reserve. Vancouver re-signed Demko to a two-year agreement April 24, and he must have the chance for increased starts next season after backup goalieAnders Nilssonwas traded to the Ottawa Senators prior to the 2019 NHL Trade Due Date.Jacob Markstromis most likely their No. 1 goalie to start the season, but Demko could discover himself in a timeshare situation or better as early as next season and carries late-round dream upside.

Video: VAN@STL: Demko makes terrific pad save money on Schenn

Max Comtois, LW, ANA(NHL.com rank: 230)
Age: 20
No. 50 pick in 2017 NHL Draft

The Anaheim Ducks left wing was fantasy-relevant with 7 points (two objectives, 5 helps) and 27 hits in his first 10 NHL video games however continual several injuries and spent the rest of the season playing for Drummondville of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He had 48 points (31 goals, 17 helps) in 25 games and five goals in 5 video games for Canada at the World Junior Champion. Comtois is expected to remain in the NHL next season and might skate with forwardsRyan Getzlafand/orRickard Rakell, who are bounce-back candidates.

Erik Brannstrom, D, OTT(NHL.com rank: 239)
Age: 19
No. 15 choice in 2017 NHL Draft

The Ottawa Senators defenseman had no points in two games after being acquired from the Vegas Golden Knights prior to the trade due date. Brannstrom spent the bulk of the season playing in the American Hockey League, where he amounted to 32 points (7 objectives, 25 helps) in 50 games for Chicago and Belleville. With young forwardsBrady Tkachuk,Colin Whiteand elite defensemanThomas Chabotexpected to be fantasy-relevant, Brannstrom and the Senators have tricky appeal next season.

Filip Zadina, LW/RW, DET(NHL.com rank: 246)
Age: 19
No. 6 choice in 2018 NHL Draft

The Detroit Red Wings forward had 3 points (one objective, two helps) in 9 NHL video games this season and 35 points (16 goals, 19 assists) in 59 video games for Grand Rapids of the AHL. Zadina might land a full-time role with the Red Wings next season alongside fantasy-relevant skatersDylan Larkin,Anthony Mantha,Andreas Athanasiou, fellow novice Taro Hirose,Mike Greenand Filip Hronek.

Victor Olofsson, LW/RW, BUF(NHL.com rank: 247)
Age: 23
No. 181 pick in 2014 NHL Draft

The Buffalo Sabres wing was a late-season streaming choice with four points (2 objectives, two helps), 2 on the power play, in six video games. He saw time on the top line and very first power play with elite centerJack Eicheland valuable forwardSam Reinhartand could be a covert novice gem next season, particularly if possible unrestricted complimentary representative left wingJeff Skinner(led Buffalo with 40 goals) leaves. The Sabres might benefit from new coach Ralph Krueger, and Olofsson deserves a flier in late rounds with potential popular lineup positioning.

Eeli Tolvanen, LW, NSH(NHL.com rank: 250)
Age: 20
No. 30 choice in 2017 NHL Draft

The Nashville Predators wing had 35 points (15 objectives, 20 helps) in 58 video games with Milwaukee of the AHL and 2 points (one goal, one assist) in four games with the Predators. Tolvanen didn’t find a constant area in the lineup but could provide a much-needed trigger to Nashville’s top 6 and power play, which was worst in the NHL at 12.9 percent.

Other novices with dream upside: Mackenzie Blackwood, G, NJD; Drake Batherson, RW, OTT; Ryan Poehling, C, MTL; Owen Tippett, LW, FLA; Kristian Vesalainen, LW/RW, WPG; Ethan Bear, D, EDM; Carl Grundstrom, RW, LAK; Martin Necas, VEHICLE; Alexandre Texier, RW, CBJ; Adam Boqvist, D, CHI

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Fantasy X-factors, sleepers for 2019 Stanley Cup Final

NHL.com has actually determined a prospective X-factor and sleeper from the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Final for playoff swimming pools and FanDuel DFS contests. For more fantasy hockey protection, see NHL.com/ Dream.

X-FACTORS

Charlie McAvoy, D, BOS–The Boston Bruins defenseman has 7 points (one objective, six assists) in 16 Stanley Cup Championship game and a greater offensive ceiling for the Stanley Cup Final versus the St. Louis Blues. McAvoy, who leads the Bruins in average ice time (24: 20 per video game) and obstructed shots (34) and is plus-9 this postseason, is not just tasked with shutting down elite extreme rightVladimir Tarasenkobut likewise contributing offensively to match St. Louis’ scoring defensemen;Alex PietrangeloandColton Paraykohave double-digit point totals this postseason (Pietrangelo: 13 in 19 video games; Parayko: 11).

Brayden Schenn, F, STL–The St. Louis Blues forward broke a 14- video game objective drought in Game 6 versus the San Jose Sharks and will search for more consistency against the Bruins in the Cup Final. Schenn has 7 points (2 objectives, five assists) and is minus-5 through 19 championship game and will require to contribute more offensively for the Blues to match the Bruins depth. Schenn ranks second among St. Louis forwards with 18: 58 per video game and could get an increase from linemates Tarasenko, who’s on a six-game point streak going into Game 1, andJaden Schwartz, who leads the Blues with 16 points (12 goals, 4 helps) in 19 video games.

SLEEPERS

David Backes, F, BOS–The Bruins wing will face his previous team in the Cup Final. Backes silently has five points (2 objectives, 3 helps) in 11 playoff video games, consisting of at least a point versus each of Boston’s very first 3 challengers. Backes is skating on the second line with forwardsJake DeBruskandDavid Krejci, who’s 3rd amongst Bruins skaters with 14 points (4 goals, 10 helps) in 17 playoff video games. Backes will be trusted to bring physicality against the Blues, who rank second behind the San Jose Sharks with 558 hits this postseason, and can likewise contribute offensively.

Sammy Blais, F, STL–The Blues novice wing has sneaky upside using the 2nd line with centerRyan O’Reillyand wingDavid PerronSt. Louis does not have nearly as much Cup Final experience as Boston, so the Blues might utilize a trigger from Blais and fellow novice wingRobert ThomasBlais, who was placed against the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the second round, has three points (one objective, two helps) in eight games considering that and assisted on the opening objective against the Sharks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final.

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Blockbuster NBA Trades That Should Happen This Offseason


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    The approaching 2019 NBA offseason means attention will soon pivot from reality to fantasy.

    When the video games end, lineup restoration starts. That means the draft, complimentary firm and, many of all, fanciful trade speculation. Every group takes a crack at to do something spectacular over the summertime, and one of the most gratifying leisure activities is thinking up league-altering trades.

    Who does not wish to prepare wild scenarios in which All-Stars swap cities and rosters get revamped?

    This is a tricky time to dream up pie-in-the-sky trades since all 30 groups have agitated 2019-20 rosters. The draft and totally free firm still lie ahead, and this summertime’s market is especially robust. Somewhere around 40 percent of the league’s players will be free representatives.

    That’ll make the normal salary-matching requirement impossible at this point. When you do not know where teams will remain in relation to the income cap (due to the fact that they have half-full lineups), you can’t abide by the strict rules of the CBA. Consider these propositions rough details; we’ll call the primary pieces we wish to see relocated blockbuster exchanges and stress about the cap minutiae another time.

    We can’t include players unless they’re under contract, so complimentary agents won’t be included. Guys with gamer or team alternatives are allowed. If they weren’t, we ‘d be drawing from a shallow swimming pool of trade prospects.

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    New Orleans Pelicans Get:Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, 2019 first-round choice *, 2019 first-round pick (by means of Clippers)

    Boston Celtics:Anthony Davis

    The Pelicans do not understand where Zion Williamson will end up, which they need to consider when searching for Davis trade partners this summertime. If Williamson isn’t available, the Pels needs to turn their attention to the Celtics and their naked determination to wager the farm on AD.

    The Celtics telegraphed their intents in February when they told the Pelicans that “everyone can be available,”perShams Charaniaof The Athletic

    The Pels need to make outrageous needs.

    They must hem and haw until the Celtics concur to reclaim Solomon Hill’s wage or include the Memphis Grizzlies’ 2020 safeguarded first-rounder (presuming it doesn’t communicate this year). If Boston’s serious about including ADVERTISEMENT to a core that consists of a re-signed Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford, New Orleans should wring out every last property it can get.

    The above offer is a beginning point for the Pelicans. Considering the Celtics would have the profile of a serious title danger after adding Davis, they may decide there’s practically no price too expensive.

    * We need to wait till after July 1 to swing this deal so the Celtics can re-sign Irving and get past the guideline prohibiting a team from trading for two “Rose Guideline” extension holders. This would need to be among those circumstances where the Pelicans inform the Celtics whom to take in the draft, and after that wait for that gamer to be in the trade bundle after July 1.

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    Utah Jazz Get:Kevin Love

    Cleveland Cavaliers Get:Derrick Favors, Dante Exum, 2019 first-round pick, 2019 second-round choice

    There’s absolutely nothing complicated about this one.

    The Cavaliers are in the new phases of a rebuild, and Love has no real role on a team in this position. He’s heading into his age-31 season and will collect $1204 million over the next four years of his contract extension.

    He can assist Cleveland win a couple of more video games next year, but what’s that truly worth? Certainly not $120 million.

    Love is amongst the most proficient shooting and passing forwards in the league. Though he’s a defensive minus, his capability to stretch the floor and function as a secondary facilitator (he was a main playmaker in his Minnesota Timberwolves days) makes him a perfect fit on a Jazz group that doesn’t have enough shot creation beyond Donovan Mitchell.

    Favors is a great backup center who had actually start for a number of teams, but he’s a high-end for Utah. His presence together with or behind Rudy Gobert represents a misallocation of resources. If he made the minimum, no issue! However given that Favors will gather $169 million in 2019-20 if his agreement ends up being fully ensured, he’s too pricey for his present function.

    It’s tantalizing to picture Love drilling 3s as the outlet valve when defenses collapse on a rolling Gobert or running the offense from the elbows as a second-unit center. And if anybody can clean up Love’s defensive errors, it’s Gobert.

    The in shape works well in theory, and both groups need to be encouraged to make this take place.

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    Indiana Pacers Get:Bradley Beal

    Washington Wizards Get:Domantas Sabonis, Aaron Holiday, Doug McDermott, 2020 first-round choice

    The Pacers scored 108.0 points per 100 ownerships without Victor Oladipo on the flooring this year, a figure that would have ranked 23 rd in the league over the complete season. In the playoffs, the scoring dry spell got back at worse, and the Pacers managed an offensive score of only 958 during their first-round elimination.

    You have actually certainly seen trade proposals developed to get Mike Conley or Jrue Holiday to the Pacers, both of whom would assist juice the offense. But who’s to say Indy’s absence of shot production has to be resolved by a point guard?

    Beal and Victor Oladipo could produce plenty of containers by themselves, particularly if Myles Turner ever commits to spacing all the way out to the three-point line in the pick-and-pop.

    A healthy Oladipo is amongst the most unsafe downhill enemies in the league, and Beal showed he could operate as a top alternative this season after John Wall went down with a heel injury. The Wizards shooting guard was among just five qualified players to typical at least 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 helps in 2018-19 The others were Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant.

    Indiana has actually 3 beginners set to end up being complimentary representatives (Thaddeus Young, Bojan Bogdanovic and Darren Collison), so its offending overhaul doesn’t have to end with Beal. He might be the primary step in building a dominant attack.

    Losing Sabonis injures, however the Pacers shouldn’t pay him what he’s worth (on an extension this summer or in limited free firm a year later) because Turner is currently under contract and is the better protective fit. Washington could make Sabonis a young centerpiece, though, and Vacation and a 2020 first-rounder work nicely as sweeteners.

    Ideally, Washington would move Wall to get a clean slate, however his agreement is toxic. Amongst the Wizards’ reasonable alternatives for a reset, Beal’s the very best piece for them to deal.

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    Los Angeles Clippers Get:Anthony Davis

    New Orleans Pelicans:Danilo Gallinari, Shai Gilegeous-Alexander, Landry Shamet, 2020 first-round pick (by means of Philadelphia), 2021 first-round choice (by means of Miami)

    If the Clippers trade for Davis and land Kawhi Leonard in complimentary agency, they ought to want to sacrifice depth.

    This is quite a haul to give up, but it still might not determine up to what Boston can provide for Davis. That’s why this theoretical deal just makes good sense if the Celtics lose Kyrie Irving to complimentary company, at which point Davis would transmit his doubt about re-signing in Boston when he strikes the marketplace in2020 The Celtics may be less going to mortgage their future for a possible 1 year leasing.

    The Clippers do not have LeBron James, but they’re the remarkable Los Angeles destination in every other method. If Davis is as focused on winning as he states, perhaps he ‘d be persuaded by the Clips’ playoff berth this season.

    Does anybody know how the Lakers fared by comparison?

    Outdoors of Davis and James sharing Klutch Sports representation, why would ADVERTISEMENT want to play for the Lakers over the Clippers? The Clips have the more decorated coach, a front office filled with execs other companies are trying to hire away, an owner who’s empowered stated front workplace to rebuild the franchise without tanking and none of the exceptionalism nonsense that has actually turned the Lakers into a laughingstock.

    The Pelicans add a quality ending veteran in Gallo, whom they could possibly turn for more assets, plus a heap of helpful young pieces and future draft choices. Everyone wins.

    Except the Lakers– which is fine, because they have actually grown accustomed to taking L’s over the last half-decade approximately.

    Stats courtesy ofBasketball Recommendation,Cleaning Up the GlassorNBA.com unless otherwise defined. Accurate through video games played Monday, May 6.

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Fantasy sleepers for 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

NHL.com recognizes sleeper candidates for the Stanley Cup Playoffs who can round out your playoff pool lineup or provide value in FanDuel DFS contests. For more dream hockey protection, check outNHL.com/ Fantasy

MORE DREAM COVERAGE:Playoff ranks|X-factors|Top 250

Stanley Cup Playoffs dream picks|Forecasted lineups, starting goalies

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Columbus Blue Jackets: Alexandre Texier, F–The Blue Jackets rookie forward had three points (two objectives, one help) and seven shots on goal in 13: 28 per game during their first round sweep against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He skated mainly on the third line with forwardsNick FolignoandBoone Jennerand saw time on the 2nd power-play system with forwardsPierre-Luc Dubois,Oliver BjorkstrandJosh Andersonand elite defensemanSeth Jones

Video: TBL@CBJ, Gm4: Texier snipes early power-play objective

Boston Bruins:Jaroslav Halak, G–The Bruins goalie did not play in their very first round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs however might have an opportunity in the 2nd round if starterTuukka Raskfalters. Halak is experienced in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, going 13-15 with a.924 conserve portion in 30 looks and could make an impact versus the Columbus Blue Jackets if called upon. Halak’s regular season SV%(.922) was much better than Rask’s (.912).

Carolina Hurricanes:Justin Faulk, D–The Hurricanes defenseman had 3 assists in seven video games versus the Washington Capitals in the first round. He skated 26: 11 per game (second among Hurricanes skaters) on the leading pair, bringing exposure to forwardsSebastian AhoandTeuvo TeravainenFaulk might see extra offensive production in the 2nd round versus the New york city Islanders if forwardsAndrei SvechnikovandMicheal Ferlandreturn from injury.

New York Islanders:Tom Kuhnhackl, F–The Islanders forward had 2 assists and 7 SOG in 13: 45 per game throughout their sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. Kuhnhackl skated on the 2nd line with forwardsJosh BaileyandBrock Nelson, who have combined for seven points in 4 playoff games. Kuhnhackl, who had two objectives prohibited in Game 1, has not been known for his offensive production however might continue to contribute if the lineup placement sticks.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Colorado Avalanche:Colin Wilson, F–The Avalanche forward had four points (two goals, two helps), one on the power play and 13 SOG in 16: 41 per game against the Calgary Flames. Wilson skated on the second line with elite forwardMikko RantanenandCarl Soderbergand leading power play with Rantanen,Nathan MacKinnon,Gabriel Landeskogand defensemanTyson Barriein the preliminary. If the Avalanche continue to keep Rantanen on the second line, Wilson has sly upside versus the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round. Wilson has actually produced prior to in the playoffs, scoring 13 points (5 goals, 8 assists) in 14 games for the Nashville Predators in 2016.

Dallas Stars:Jason Dickinson, F–Destiny forward had two goals and 11 SOG in 14: 54 per game against the Predators in the preliminary. Dickinson has been skating on an underrated 2nd line with forwardsMats ZuccarelloandRoope Hintz, who combined for 6 points in the preliminary. While Dickinson has actually not skated on either power-play system, the Stars will likely continue to rely on the second line to take pressure off the loaded leading line of elite forwardsJamie Benn,Alexander RadulovandTyler Seguin

St. Louis Blues:Oskar Sundqvist, F–The Blues forward had four points (two objectives, 2 assists) and 12 SOG in 16: 35 per game versus the Winnipeg Jets in the first round. He skated mainly on the second line with forwardsBrayden SchennandJaden Schwartz, who had four objectives and 15 SOG in six games versus the Jets. Sundqvist did not skate on either power play versus the Jets however could see time on the second unit if he continues to produce.

Video: STL@WPG, Gm2: Sundqvist buries 2nd objective five-hole

San Jose Sharks:Joonas Donskoi, F–The Sharks forward remains in a 37- video game goal drought however brings renewed upside in their 2nd round series versus the Avalanche. He had 2 SOG in 14: 49 per game against the Vegas Golden Knights in the very first round however missed out on 4 games since of healthy scratches and an injury sustained in Video game 6. If healthy, Donskoi could secure a lineup spot with forwardJoe Pavelski(upper body) unsure to begin their series versus the Avalanche and had 4 points (2 goals, two assists) in nine video games last postseason. Donskoi had an NHL career-high 37 points (14 goals, 23 helps) during the regular season.

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Fantasy X-factors for 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

NHL.com has actually identified a prospective X-factor from each Stanley Cup Playoff group with a high ceiling in playoff pools and FanDuel DFS contests. For more fantasy hockey protection, visitNHL.com/ Dream

MORE DREAM PROTECTION:Playoff ranks|Sleepers|Leading 250

Stanley Cup Playoffs picks|Forecasted lineups, starting goalies

Columbus Blue Jackets:Pierre-Luc Dubois, F— The Blue Jackets center will have a huge assignment in the 2nd round versus the Boston Bruins; elite centersPatrice BergeronandDavid Krejcieach surpassed 70 points in the regular season. Dubois, who plays on the leading line with elite left wingArtemi Panarin, had 3 points (one goal, two helps) in Columbus’ sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the very first round however struggled late in the routine season (seven points in last 19 video games). Dubois will likely require to produce better than a point per video game in the 2nd round to balance out Boston’s center depth.

Boston Bruins:Marcus Johansson, F— The Bruins wing missed 2 video games in the series versus the Toronto Maple Leafs due to the fact that of an illness and did not score a point in his very first four video games playing primarily on the 3rd line. But Johansson’s game-winning goal in Video game 7 could spark a gamer that was producing on the top line and first power play for the New Jersey Devils prior to being obtained by Boston on Feb. 25 and missing out on time because of a lung contusion down the stretch. Boston’s secondary scoring stepped up with them trailing 3-2 in the series and will need to contribute versus the Columbus Blue Jackets, whose three strong lines overwhelmed the Lightning.

Carolina Hurricanes:Andrei Svechnikov, F— The rookie forward had 2 objectives versus the Washington Capitals in Video Game 1 and a power-play help in Video game 2 prior to sustaining a concussion throughout a battle in Video game 3. The Hurricanes rallied around Svechnikov’s injury to distress the defending champs in 7 video games and could have an even greater ceiling if/when he returns to the top-six forward group versus the New york city Islanders in the second round. Svechnikov scored 20 objectives in the regular season regardless of playing frequently on the third line.

New York Islanders:Devon Toews, D— The novice led Islanders defensemen in assists (2, T-1st), power-play points (2), SOG (10) and power-play ice time (3: 03 per video game) in their sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the preliminary. Toews, who has played 18: 29 per video game in the playoffs and saw usage on the first power play with playoff standoutsJordan Eberle,Brock NelsonandJosh Bailey, could take on a bigger even-strength function in the second round against the Carolina Hurricanes with veteranJohnny Boychuk(leg) out 3-4 weeks.

Dallas Stars:Mats Zuccarello, F— The Stars’ secondary scoring deals with the obstacle of accumulating to the St. Louis Blues in the second round, and Zuccarello is an X-factor anchoring a line with forwardsRoope HintzandJason Dickinsonand likewise using the first power play with Hintz, elite skatersTyler Seguin,Alexander Radulov,Jamie BennandJohn KlingbergZuccarello had 3 objectives but no helps, and Dallas’ power play went 4-for-22 in six games against the Nashville Predators in the preliminary. Zuccarello ended up the regular season with 18 assists in the final 20 games and can help destiny reach their potential as a distributor.

St. Louis Blues:Brayden Schenn, F— He was moved from left wing to center late in the very first round against the Winnipeg Jets and had 3 points (one goal, two assists) and 7 SOG over the final 2 games of the series after no points and 3 SOG in the prior 4 video games. If Schenn remains on a separate line from important forwardsVladimir TarasenkoandRyan O’Reilly, he’ll be relied on to sustain his strong have fun with left wingJaden Schwartz, the Blues’ preliminary X-factor who provided with four straight objectives in the final 2 games of the series.

Colorado Avalanche: Cale Makar, D— The Avalanche novice joined them during the preliminary versus the Calgary Flames and made an instant effect with two points (one objective, one assist), a plus-4 and six blocked shots in three games. Makar, who played 17: 57 per video game, 1: 49 on the power play, will be relied upon to generate more offense over a full series against the San Jose Sharks, particularly ifSamuel Girard‘s shoulder injury lingers.

San Jose Sharks:Martin Jones, G— The Sharks goalie was critical in their comeback from down 3-1 in the preliminary series against the Vegas Golden Knights, stopping 122 of 129 shots faced (.946 conserve portion) over three straight wins dealing with removal. It deserves noting the resurgence of Jones and San Jose coincided with the return of defensemanMarc-Edouard Vlasicfrom injury in Video game 5. Even with 3 strong forward lines and elite scoring defensemen inBrent BurnsandErik Karlsson, San Jose’s roadway to the Stanley Cup depends upon Jones, who had a hard time in the routine season (.896 SV%) and requires to be more consistent than he remained in the very first round (.904) versus the elite duo ofNathan MacKinnonandMikko Rantanen

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NHL.com identifies daily fantasy hockey picks throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Follow this page prior to and after video games for news, lineup patterns and injury ramifications for FanDuel DFS contests. For more fantasy coverage, check outNHL.com/ Dream

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CENTERS

Auston Matthews, TOR–The Toronto Maple Leafs center deserves spending up for against the Boston Bruins in Video Game 5 of the preliminary with 4 points (3 goals, one assist) and 11 shots on goal in his previous 2 video games. He’s skating on the 2nd line with wingsAndreas JohnssonandKasperi Kapanenat even strength and the leading power play withJohn Tavares,Mitchell Marnerand defensemanMorgan Rielly

Charlie Coyle, BOS–The Bruins center has three points (2 objectives, one assist) in the past three games skating on the 3rd line with mostly forwardsDanton HeinenandDavid BackesCoyle played 18: 57 in Game 4 and has multiple SOG in 3 of the four games this series (total of nine SOG). Coyle is worth rostering as a worth play in FanDuel DFS contests versus the Maple Leafs, who will be without third line centerNazem Kadrifor the rest of the preliminary.

WING

Mikko Rantanen, COL–The Colorado Avalanche right wing has three straight multipoint video games skating on the 2nd line at even strength and top power play with forwardsNathan MacKinnon,Gabriel Landeskog,Colin Wilsonand defensemanTyson BarrieRantanen leads Colorado with 6 points (3 goals, three helps) in 4 video games and has 16 SOG over the span.

DEFENSEMAN

Charlie McAvoy, BOS–The Bruins defenseman scored a goal and had a help in their 6-4 win versus the Maple Leafs in Game 4. McAvoy leads Boston skaters in ice time with 24: 17 per video game and brings important even-strength direct exposure to forwardsBrad Marchand,Patrice BergeronandDavid Pastrnak

GOALIE

Philipp Grubauer, COL–The Avalanche goalie has won three straight video games with a.942 conserve portion over the span and could get rid of the Flames in Game 5. The Avalanche have held elite left wingJohnny Gaudreauto one assist in four video games this series, which will be crucial to advancing to the 2nd round. Grubauer is 1-1 with a.926 SV%in 2 roadway video games this series.

INJURY NOTE

Avalanche defensemanSamuel Girardcould go back to the lineup in Video game 5 after missing the past 2 games with an upper-body injury.

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Fantasy rankings for 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs


NHL.com has actually upgraded fantasy gamer rankings for standard Stanley Cup Playoff swimming pools counting points (goals, helps) for skaters and wins and shutouts for goalies. For more dream hockey protection, go toNHL.com/ Dream

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NOTES: These rankings take into consideration past routine season and playoff production, matches, possibility of a deep postseason run, lineup placement, power-play usage and goalie scenario. Whether you are able to make roster changes or are locked into your roster, utilize this list to keep an eye on modifications in worth and as a basis for your decision-making. Contract status notes have actually been consisted of (potential unlimited free agent: *; restricted: **). …DTDindicates gamer with day-to-day injury. These rankings are a collective effort by Pete Jensen and Rob Reese.

DREAM FORWARD RANKINGS FOR PLAYOFFS

1.Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL
2.Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH
3.Brad Marchand, LW, BOS
4.David Pastrnak, RW, BOS
5.Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS
6.Steven Stamkos, C/RW, TBL
7.Sidney Crosby, C, PIT
8.Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY
9.Brayden Point, C, TBL **
10Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT
11Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH
12Sean Monahan, C, CGY
13Mitchell Marner, C/RW, TOR **
14Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL
15Auston Matthews, C, TOR
16Mikko Rantanen, RW, COL ** (DTD)
17Tyler Seguin, C, DAL
18Jake Guentzel, C/LW/RW, PIT
19John Tavares, C, TOR
20Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG
21Mark Scheifele, C, WPG
23Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY **
24Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH
25Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL
26Patrik Laine, LW/RW, WPG **
27Alexander Radulov, RW, DAL
28Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH
29Phil Kessel, RW, PIT
30Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK
31Artemi Panarin, LW, CBJ *
32Sebastian Aho, C/LW/RW, AUTOMOBILE **
33Gabriel Landeskog, LW, COL
34Joe Pavelski, C/RW, SJS *
35Mark Stone, RW, VGK
36Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CGY
37Tomas Hertl, C/LW/RW, SJS
38Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL
39Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, NSH
40Tom Wilson, RW, WSH
41Ryan O’Reilly, C, STL
42Logan Couture, C/LW, SJS
43T.J. Oshie, RW, WSH
44Reilly Smith, LW/RW, VGK
45William Karlsson, C/LW, VGK **
46Brayden Schenn, C/LW, STL
47Mathew Barzal, C, NYI
48Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS ** (DTD)
49Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, AUTOMOBILE
50Max Pacioretty, LW, VGK
51Ryan Johansen, C, NSH
52Paul Stastny, C, VGK
53Evander Kane, LW, SJS
54Kyle Connor, LW, WPG **
55Camera Atkinson, RW, CBJ
56Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT
57David Krejci, C, BOS
58Jake DeBrusk, LW/RW, BOS
59Matt Duchene, C, CBJ *
60Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, Cars And Truck
61Anders Lee, LW, NYI *
62William Nylander, C/RW, TOR
63Mikael Granlund, C/LW/RW, NSH
64Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG
65Pierre-Luc Dubois, C/LW, CBJ
66Andrei Svechnikov, LW/RW, AUTOMOBILE
67Mats Zuccarello, RW, DAL *
68David Perron, LW/RW, STL
69Justin Williams, RW, VEHICLE *
70Tyler Johnson, C/LW/RW, TBL
71Yanni Gourde, C/LW/RW, TBL
72Jakub Vrana, LW/RW, WSH **
73Joe Thornton, C, SJS *
74Kevin Hayes, C, WPG *
75Gustav Nyquist, LW/RW, SJS *

FANTASY DEFENSEMAN RANKINGS FOR PLAYOFFS

1.Victor Hedman, TBL (DTD)
2.Mark Giordano, CGY
3.Brent Burns, SJS
4.Torey Krug, BOS
5.John Carlson, WSH
6.Erik Karlsson, SJS *
7.Kris Letang, PIT
8.Alex Pietrangelo, STL
9.Morgan Rielly, TOR
10Tyson Barrie, COL
11Dustin Byfuglien, WPG
12John Klingberg, DAL
13Roman Josi, NSH
14Charlie McAvoy, BOS **
15P.K. Subban, NSH
16Seth Jones, CBJ
17Dougie Hamilton, Cars And Truck
18Shea Theodore, VGK
19Mikhail Sergachev, TBL
20Ryan McDonagh, TBL
21Ryan Pulock, NYI
23Miro Heiskanen, DAL
24Jake Muzzin, TOR
25Mattias Ekholm, NSH
26Justin Schultz, PIT
27Vince Dunn, STL
28Josh Morrissey, WPG (DTD)
29Ryan Ellis, NSH
30Colton Parayko, STL
31Nate Schmidt, VGK
32Esa Lindell, DAL **
33Justin Faulk, VEHICLE
34Zach Werenski, CBJ **
35Noah Hanifin, CGY
36TJ Brodie, CGY
37Jake Gardiner, TOR *
38Samuel Girard, COL
39 Cale Makar, COL
40Erik Johnson, COL

FANTASY GOALIE RANKINGS FOR PLAYOFFS

1.Andrei Vasilevskiy, TBL
2.Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK
3.Tuukka Rask, BOS
4.Ben Bishop, DAL
5.Matt Murray, PIT
6.Braden Holtby, WSH
7.Jordan Binnington, STL **
8.Connor Hellebuyck, WPG
9.Pekka Rinne, NSH
10Frederik Andersen, TOR
11David Rittich, CGY **
12Martin Jones, SJS
13Sergei Bobrovsky, CBJ *
14Petr Mrazek, Cars And Truck *
15Philipp Grubauer, COL
16Robin Lehner, NYI *
17Thomas Greiss, NYI
18Jake Allen, STL
19Jaroslav Halak, BOS
20Mike Smith, CGY *

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NHL.com has upgraded fantasy player rankings for basic Stanley Cup Playoff swimming pools counting points (goals, helps) for skaters and wins and nothings for goalies. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visitNHL.com/ Fantasy

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NOTES: These rankings take into account previous regular season and playoff production, matchups, probability of a deep postseason run, lineup positioning, power-play use and goalie circumstance. Whether you are able to make lineup changes or are locked into your roster, utilize this list to keep track of modifications in value and as a basis for your decision-making. Contract status notes have been included (potential unrestricted totally free agent: *; limited: **). …DTDsuggests player with everyday injury. These rankings are a collaborative effort by Pete Jensen and Rob Reese.

FANTASY FORWARD RANKINGS FOR PLAYOFFS

1.Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL
2.Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH
3.Brad Marchand, LW, BOS
4.David Pastrnak, RW, BOS
5.Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS
6.Steven Stamkos, C/RW, TBL
7.Sidney Crosby, C, PIT
8.Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY
9.Brayden Point, C, TBL **
10Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT
11Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH
12Sean Monahan, C, CGY
13Mitchell Marner, C/RW, TOR **
14Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL
15Auston Matthews, C, TOR
16Mikko Rantanen, RW, COL ** (DTD)
17Tyler Seguin, C, DAL
18Jake Guentzel, C/LW/RW, PIT
19John Tavares, C, TOR
20Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG
21Mark Scheifele, C, WPG
23Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY **
24Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH
25Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL
26Patrik Laine, LW/RW, WPG **
27Alexander Radulov, RW, DAL
28Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH
29Phil Kessel, RW, PIT
30Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK
31Artemi Panarin, LW, CBJ *
32Sebastian Aho, C/LW/RW, Cars And Truck **
33Gabriel Landeskog, LW, COL
34Joe Pavelski, C/RW, SJS *
35Mark Stone, RW, VGK
36Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CGY
37Tomas Hertl, C/LW/RW, SJS
38Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL
39Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, NSH
40Tom Wilson, RW, WSH
41Ryan O’Reilly, C, STL
42Logan Couture, C/LW, SJS
43T.J. Oshie, RW, WSH
44Reilly Smith, LW/RW, VGK
45William Karlsson, C/LW, VGK **
46Brayden Schenn, C/LW, STL
47Mathew Barzal, C, NYI
48Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS ** (DTD)
49Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, Cars And Truck
50Max Pacioretty, LW, VGK
51Ryan Johansen, C, NSH
52Paul Stastny, C, VGK
53Evander Kane, LW, SJS
54Kyle Connor, LW, WPG **
55Webcam Atkinson, RW, CBJ
56Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT
57David Krejci, C, BOS
58Jake DeBrusk, LW/RW, BOS
59Matt Duchene, C, CBJ *
60Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, VEHICLE
61Anders Lee, LW, NYI *
62William Nylander, C/RW, TOR
63Mikael Granlund, C/LW/RW, NSH
64Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG
65Pierre-Luc Dubois, C/LW, CBJ
66Andrei Svechnikov, LW/RW, Cars And Truck
67Mats Zuccarello, RW, DAL *
68David Perron, LW/RW, STL
69Justin Williams, RW, AUTOMOBILE *
70Tyler Johnson, C/LW/RW, TBL
71Yanni Gourde, C/LW/RW, TBL
72Jakub Vrana, LW/RW, WSH **
73Joe Thornton, C, SJS *
74Kevin Hayes, C, WPG *
75Gustav Nyquist, LW/RW, SJS *

FANTASY DEFENSEMAN RANKINGS FOR PLAYOFFS

1.Victor Hedman, TBL (DTD)
2.Mark Giordano, CGY
3.Brent Burns, SJS
4.Torey Krug, BOS
5.John Carlson, WSH
6.Erik Karlsson, SJS *
7.Kris Letang, PIT
8.Alex Pietrangelo, STL
9.Morgan Rielly, TOR
10Tyson Barrie, COL
11Dustin Byfuglien, WPG
12John Klingberg, DAL
13Roman Josi, NSH
14Charlie McAvoy, BOS **
15P.K. Subban, NSH
16Seth Jones, CBJ
17Dougie Hamilton, AUTOMOBILE
18Shea Theodore, VGK
19Mikhail Sergachev, TBL
20Ryan McDonagh, TBL
21Ryan Pulock, NYI
23Miro Heiskanen, DAL
24Jake Muzzin, TOR
25Mattias Ekholm, NSH
26Justin Schultz, PIT
27Vince Dunn, STL
28Josh Morrissey, WPG (DTD)
29Ryan Ellis, NSH
30Colton Parayko, STL
31Nate Schmidt, VGK
32Esa Lindell, DAL **
33Justin Faulk, VEHICLE
34Zach Werenski, CBJ **
35Noah Hanifin, CGY
36TJ Brodie, CGY
37Jake Gardiner, TOR *
38Samuel Girard, COL
39 Cale Makar, COL
40Erik Johnson, COL

DREAM GOALIE RANKINGS FOR PLAYOFFS

1.Andrei Vasilevskiy, TBL
2.Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK
3.Tuukka Rask, BOS
4.Ben Bishop, DAL
5.Matt Murray, PIT
6.Braden Holtby, WSH
7.Jordan Binnington, STL **
8.Connor Hellebuyck, WPG
9.Pekka Rinne, NSH
10Frederik Andersen, TOR
11David Rittich, CGY **
12Martin Jones, SJS
13Sergei Bobrovsky, CBJ *
14Petr Mrazek, Cars And Truck *
15Philipp Grubauer, COL
16Robin Lehner, NYI *
17Thomas Greiss, NYI
18Jake Allen, STL
19Jaroslav Halak, BOS
20Mike Smith, CGY *

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Fantasy hockey awards for 2018-19 season


NHL.com fantasy editors Pete Jensen and Rob Reese identify the most valuable dream players for each position and biggest surprises and dissatisfactions at the end of the 2018-19 season (selections made April 3, 2019). For more dream coverage, visitNHL.com/ Dream

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Total MVP
Jensen’s pick:Nikita Kucherov, TBL
Reese’s choice:Nathan MacKinnon, COL

Center MVP
Consensus choice: Nathan MacKinnon, COL

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Greatest center surprise
Jensen’s choice:Mika Zibanejad, NYR
Reese’s choice:David Krejci, BOS

Left wing MVP
Jensen’s choice:Alex Ovechkin, WSH
Reese’s pick:Brad Marchand, BOS

Greatest LW surprise
Jensen’s pick:Gabriel Landeskog, COL
Reese’s choice:Max Domi, MTL

Right wing MVP
Jensen’s choice: Nikita Kucherov, TBL
Reese’s pick:Patrick Kane, CHI

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Most significant RW surprise
Jensen’s pick:Josh Anderson, CBJ
Reese’s choice:Elias Lindholm, CGY

Defenseman MVP
Jensen’s choice:Brent Burns, SJS
Reese’s choice:Mark Giordano, CGY

Biggest D-man surprise
Consensus choice:Erik Gustafsson, CHI

Goalie MVP
Jensen’s pick:Andrei Vasilevskiy, TBL
Reese’s pick:Ben Bishop, DAL

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Biggest goalie surprise
Jensen’s picks:Robin LehnerandThomas Greiss, NYI
Reese’s pick:Jordan Binnington, STL

Biggest dream dissatisfaction (forward):
Jensen’s pick:Patrik Laine, WPG
Reese’s pick:Anze Kopitar, LAK

Greatest fantasy dissatisfaction (defenseman):
Agreement pick:Shayne Gostisbehere, PHI

Biggest fantasy dissatisfaction (goalie):
Jensen’s choice:Jonathan Quick, LAK
Reese’s choice:Martin Jones, SJS

Leading novice
Agreement choice:Elias Pettersson, VAN

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