Lining Up: Killorn, Eberle and Bellows, Copp, and more low-owned options

Erich Lichter


Welcome to another week of 'Lining Up'.  Over the past few days, we've learned that Darryl Sutter has the Flames rolling, that the Capitals aren't going to let anyone run away with the division, and that family members of Leafs fans should be doing wellness checks on them for the fourth or fifth time this season.

Let us review quickly what we are doing here.  The forwards below have lower rostered rates (40 percent or less in Yahoo leagues) and therefore are hopefully available on your waiver wire.  We hope to highlight situations where these players are skating on lines with quality teammates and/or on power play units.  Or are simply just performing very well at the moment.

Hopefully you are cruising into the fantasy playoffs, but not all of us are that lucky.  For those who want  some streaming options, need to replace some injuries, or simply are sick of underperforming players, let's take a look at some possibilities to help your squad catch lightning in a bottle.

LU's Top Line – Our first line this week features a player from a team called The Lightning, a player whose last name looks like it was struck by lightning, and a player who's giving his team a jolt of electricity at just the right time.

  • Alex Killorn TBL – LW,RW (40 percent) – Over his last seven games Killorn has eight points (4G,4A), with three of those points coming on the power play.  The lines in Tampa Bay have been shuffled a bit lately with Yanni Gourde centering Killorn and Steven Stamkos.  The interesting thing about this line is that they are getting the majority of the chances when they are on the ice at even strength (CF% = 60.8), but have been outscored in the last few games, leading to some games in the minus column for Killorn.  The good news is that as mentioned he is making up for it on the top power play unit, while also posting 23 SOG in his last seven games.  Killorn will also deliver just over a hit per game as well.  If you are looking for a player to jumpstart your points and PPP categories, give Killorn a run on your roster and he just might stick for you the rest of the way.  Tampa Bay has four games remaining this week.
  • Carter Verhaeghe FLA – C,LW (36 percent) – Verhaeghe has been a 'Lining U