So who do you want? The Lightning, Flyers and Nashville Predators should all be at the top of your list of targets. All three teams are top-10 for both power-play opportunities and power-play percentage this season and were top-11 for power-play chances last season (the Predators were 11th, missing the top 10 by two chances).
Personnel-wise, this means Jordan Phillips Authentic Womens Jersey considering Nikita Nesterov, Valtteri Filppula or Jonathan Drouin in some leagues. All three appear to be staples of the man advantage in the absence of Steven Stamkos for the Bolts. In fact, Nesterov leads all Tampa Bay skaters in power-play ice time since Stamkos was injured. In deeper leagues, Vladislav Namestnikov and Brayden Point could also get consideration, as both have been playing plenty of minutes on the man advantage of late. Point has three power-play points in five games since the Stamkos injury.
For the Flyers, they really have only one power-play unit. Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek, Brayden Schenn and Shayne Gostisbehere all play virtually double the power-play minutes of anybody else on the team. Consider this a warning to anyone getting off the Schenn train prematurely — his usage is far too positive for him not to be a locked-in fantasy asset. He’ll come around.
With the Predators, there is absolutely no reason Mike Fisher shouldn’t be owned in all but the deepest of leagues at this point. He’s nowhere close to that threshold at only 18 percent ownership.
It’s part of the reason the Blue Jackets have the most efficient power play in the NHL right now, but sit only ninth for power-play goals. They just haven’t had that many chances.
Cody Eakin skated with the stars on the top line, but the trio finished pointless Kenny Stills Authentic Womens Jersey and minus-5. Eaves owners better hope he gets back with the top line soon, because he won’t fare as well on the second line.
The question, however, is whether a serious Cup contender such as Tampa Bay would actually deal Bishop before March 1 or just keep him and all hands on deck for a championship run and let the chips fall where they might after the season.