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The Man Advantage: Post-Holiday PP Lineup Shuffle

Mark McLarney

Mark McLarney

Mark McLarney writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.


Post-Holiday PP Lineup Shuffling

With a multitude of regular PP players currently on the shelf due to injury, here's a look at how some teams have adjusted their lineups to fill the gaps. As far as fantasy hockey goes, this creates opportunities for owners whose players are now seeing more PP time than they were before.

In San Jose, with Logan Couture on the shelf until early February after undergoing surgery on his hand last week, the Sharks have switched their first PP unit from a 4-forward-1-defenseman combination to a 3-and-2 setup. Blueliner Jason Demers has now stepped in to join Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski and Dan Boyle on the top line, and he has responded with a pair of PP helpers in each of his last two games. Overall, Demers has been on a real tear since just before Christmas, with nine points in 10 games (four coming on the PP). The added PP minutes he will be seeing are even more o

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