Between the Lines – Eberle, Atkinson, Lupul and more

Chris Wassel






Looking at this week’s hottest line combos around the NHL… 

While some fantasy owners start their quest this week, some others are battling for seeding or a playoff spot at this juncture. It also seems some new line combination made their way to the top of the list in Week 10. The time is now to go "Between The Lines" for some more trio fun.

Forward March……

Jordan EberleTaylor HallRyan Nugent-Hopkins (Edmonton) — Hey! These guys were supposed to do this all season but in Week 10 (or rather – one period against Vancouver), it clicked! Taylor Hall had a hat trick in just one period against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday. Eberle is starting to look like the Eberle of last season and if Ryan Nugent-Hopkins can just stay healthy, this line has a chance to parlay a strong April for fantasy owners. If  "The Nuge" gets anywhere near seven points again this week, I'd be shocked however.

Artem AnisimovCam AtkinsonMatt Calvert (Columbus) — Wait! Columbus is represented here? Yes they are with a trio that tallied 15 points this week. The New York Rangers probably miss Anisimov something fierce right now especially after a six point week. The key on this line is Cam Atkinson, who is apparently – finally – 100% after a troublesome ankle injury. Atkinson does have to bulk up some but this line has ignited so many scoring chances this week. Will it continue into Week 11? Maybe.

Boyd GordonRobert KlinkhammerDavid Moss (Phoenix) — This unlikely line cranked it out for a total of 12 points this week when playing together. Their frequency is an amazing 31.2% when together but only Moss and Gordon saw a fringe amount of power play time (4 on 3 situation). Honestly this is a gritty third line on most teams but they do see second line even strength time. Whatever they are doing, it is working. Yes the outburst against Nashville was helpful so do hedge your expectations in Week 11.