Between the Lines – Buffalo, Kessel is back, and more

Chris Wassel



Cody Hodgson USA Today


Taking a look at some interesting line combos across the league…


It felt like a week perfect for Sidney Crosby until the weekend reared its ugly head. Suddenly the stakes rise a bit and Week 3 featured a new cast of line combinations with some familiar faces along the way. As we head into the middle of February, it is time to go "Between The Lines" once again for fantasy goodness.


Forward March……

Rene BourqueTomas PlekanecBrian Gionta (Montreal) — There are ones we do not see coming and this is one of them. Plekanec is an excellent player with speed and finishing ability. Gionta was once a 40-goal scorer and Bourque can score in bunches. It was the right kind of week as this trio combined for 11 points when playing together. Yes they had an awful night in Toronto on Saturday but throw that out and this has the makings of being a pretty good line in Week 4.


Cody HodgsonThomas VanekJason Pominville (Buffalo) — They strike again with another appearance and a very good 11 points combined. The fact that Vanek had eight points by himself and Hodgson found a way to put up six points and they are still more or less carrying the Buffalo offense which is a blessing and curse for their fantasy owners. At some point, they are going to hit a slump. The question is when. The forecast says this week might be the week. Keep an eye out for it.


Tyler Bozak-James Van Riemsdyk-Phil Kessel (Toronto) — There is something very likeable about this line and not just the way that Kessel is more of a facilitator. In all situatio