Pastrnak and Arvidsson On Fire; The resurgence of Fiala – DobberHockey
Welcome to another iteration of Liner Up. After looking at some defenders who are making waves in the league, this week will return to the direct lines and the players who are lucky enough to be on them.
As the shutdowns appear to have slowed and the reduction of quarantine rules in the United States to five out of ten games has allowed players to return more quickly, continue to be vigilant and keep an eye on the status of your roster. Players continue to be suddenly removed due to COVID protocol. Monday afternoon statistics.
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Taylor Hall – Erik Haula – David Pastrnak
Two weeks ago Craig Smith was highlighted for his potential alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand and that line continues to dominate. The ramifications of Smith’s rise were that Pastrnak moved to the second row and the impact was very noticeable for Hall and Haula. In 90 minutes of ice time, the trio has seven GFs and four GAs with a 55.3 CF percent. As a unit they work very well together, which can happen when a player like Pastrnak joins your line.
Everyone knows Pastrnak’s pedigree at this point, but it’s worth noting that very recently he’s been on fire. After a slow start, he has eight points in his last four games, including seven incredible goals. Overall for the season, he’s on pace for more than 70 points with almost four and a half shots per game. The fire has spread to Hall who is on his own hot streak with 11 points in his last nine games. At 74% registered in Yahoo Leagues, he can always be available if your list needs help.
The biggest beneficiary here is Haula, which at just 12% of the roster is widely available and likely flies under the radar of other teams in your league. On the season, he has just three goals and 11 points in 33 games, but he’s had seven of those points in the last eight games for a solid run so far. Haula also plays in some peripherals with more than two hits and one and a half shots per game, as long as he lines up alongside superstar Pastrnak he should be considered joining your team.
Boston is playing three games this week, all at home, so the risk of interruption should be low.
Phillip Danault – Viktor Arvidsson – Trevor Moore
Danault, Arvidsson and Moore’s line has been excellent so far in 93 minutes together. They are currently working with eight GFs and a GA with an absolutely dominant 63.2 CF% right now, which happens when you have a Selke-caliber forward in Danault.
All the forwards on this line are on a good streak, starting with Danault, who has seven points in his last six games. He’s more of a known quantity in the fantasy realm and shouldn’t suddenly become a point-per-game player as he’s still on pace at 47 points. But as long as that line remains intact and in production, he’s worth consideration considering he’s only 20% listed in the Yahoo Leagues. Especially if your league has FOW as it has nearly 300 over the season to go along with a 55.5% FOW.
Arvidsson is also on a good streak with nine points in his last seven games, including three goals. Additionally, he also sees PP’s highest time share in his career so far with 64% in addition to shooting the puck at a rate of over three and a half shots per game. With only 42% registered, he should be readily available to pick up and provide plenty of extra support for your team.
The real theft, however, is Moore. Only aligned at 19%, he has been very good lately with eleven points in his last six games. He is contributing well in the peripherals with two shots and one hit per game and over the last eight games he has averaged over 16 minutes of ice time, which is up from his season average of 13 minutes. As long as he continues to receive this deployment, don’t be afraid to add him to your roster.
Los Angeles plays three more games this week and four more the following week to close out January. They and five other teams are playing the most games of anyone over the next two fantastic weeks.
It’s that time of year again. The 3rd quarter of the season is officially underway and with a goal yesterday afternoon against LOC, Fiala now has seven points in his last six games as well as more than three shots per game this season. Just in time because, historically, he is very slow to start the season but ends strong. Last season, Fiala recorded 11 points in 22 games to start the season, but finished with 29 points in 28. Matt Boldy is back in the NHL, he lined up with Fiala during that hot streak and has already three points in two games. show for it.
As Fiala begins to show signs of life at the right time, try to acquire it and enjoy the ride. Otherwise, bet on the best prospect Boldy who is in a good position with a shotgun.