Gaudreau Leads the Way for the League’s Second Hottest Trio

Brennan Des

2017-11-21

This week we’ll take a look at how some lines have been performing in the past 10 games. From the most productive trios to those we expect more from in the future. I also included a few  notable line changes that might help you make your weekly pick-up.

 

Who’s Hot?

 

Johnny GaudreauSean Monahan – Micheal Ferland

 

Team ES Point Production: 52 | Line ES Point Production: 21 (40% of team)

 

With how hot Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov have been this season, you can probably guess that they sit first and second in points respectively. Who holds the third spot you ask? Johnny Gaudreau. In his last ten games, the Flame has been red-hot, totalling 19 points. That includes five straight games with two or more points. At first glance, his 16.1% shooting percentage seems high when compared to last year’s 9.9%. But then you realize Gaudreau had surgery on a fractured finger in 2016-2017 and probably wasn’t shooting with the same power.

 

After a chance to recuperate in the offseason, Johnny Hockey seems primed to have a career year. (Did somebody say fourth year breakout?) Monahan has been no slouch either, currently producing over a point per game and shooting more than he has in previous seasons (on pace for 237 shots, compared to 199 last season). His 20% shooting percentage should see some regression as the season continues, but playing beside a healthy Gaudreau could see him flirt with the 70-point mark for the first time in his career.

 

While Monahan and Gaudreau are a duo we have become familiar with, Ferland is the new face that completes this line. Monahan himself spoke of Ferland