Lining Up: Roslovic hot; Schmaltz and the ‘Yotes; Jordan Staal’s production, and more

Erich Lichter


Hello again and welcome to another week of Lining Up.  Recently we have seen the Bruins become scary again, the Avs go from juggernaut to just not, and don't look now – fire up the Chelsea Dagger because here come the Blackhawks…

You know sometimes your lineup can look like a joke, except instead of laughing you run to the waiver wire and try to find the right players to make a roster that no one will find funny.  The guys below can help you with that.  They are under-owned (less than 40 percent in Yahoo leagues) and waiting to be scooped up and inserted into your lineup.  They also have been skating on top lines and power play units, which is nothing to chuckle at.  So if you need fantasy advice let's get our shifts together and "Git R Done":


LU's Top Line – Or, take this line… please!  While these fellas below aren't quite Henny Youngman or Milton Berle at the Sands Hotel, you can still count on them to bring in the rave reviews.  So when you find yourself looking for a little help in the stats department, need more power in your power play, or just want your plus-minus to be more plus than minus, take a look at these guys, please.

  • Jack Roslovic CBJ – C,RW (19 percent rostered) – Roslovic has returned to his hometown of Columbus and is already exciting the fan base of which he was once a part. When the Laine-Dubois trade was announced, Roslovic was presented almost as an afterthought.  Well right now Jack is making GM Jarmo Kekalainen look like a very smart man.  In his last five games Roslovic has seven points (2G,5A) including an absolute beauty of a game winner last night.  He's been getting first line deployment with Laine and Cam Atkinson, as well as top power play time where he has two PPP in his last four games.  He wasn't getting big time minutes at first, but logged 19:08 and 21:36 in his last two games.  While his SOG totals are underwhelming to be sure, hopefully more time will help in that area.  He's already familiar with Laine from Winnipeg, and has trained with Atkinson in the offseason, so perhaps the chemistry of that line is deeper than you might think.  This is definitely a good stream situation, and who knows could even be more.
  • Carter Verhaeghe FLA – C,LW (31 percent rostered) – If your biggest problem right now is a lack of points in your lineup, look no further than Verhaeghe. He has posted nine points (6G, 3A) in nine games so far this year.  He shot out of the gate with six points in his first four games, and has slowed down a little bit since then, however anyone who watches Panthers games this year can see a growing vibe between him and Aleksander Barkov.  They have been slicing up d