2019-20 Top 10 Power-Play Units Preview
2019-20 Top 10 Power-Play Units Preview

A significant percentage of NHL goals are scored on the man advantage, which is why power-play points is such a crucial category in fantasy hockey.

You'll probably be familiar with the top NHL man-advantage units based on recent performance, but other underachievers are set to improve thanks to offseason additions.  Let's take a look at who qualifies for the Top 10...

1. Tampa Bay Lightning (2018/19 ranking: 1)

It's hard to argue with the defending Presidents' Trophy winners sitting atop of this list.  Just look at Tampa Bay's forwards, starting with three of the NHL's top-six power-play producers from 2018-19 in Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos, and Brayden Point.  The Bolts may have traded J.T. Miller, but the trio of Yanni Gourde, Tyler Johnson, and Ondrej Palat can provide sufficient supplementary stats.  Victor Hedman leads the way on defense, but don't sleep on Mikhail Sergachev.  They can also rely on a veteran like Ryan McDonagh to stabilize the second unit and fill in the stat sheet, while new signee Kevin Shattenkirk represents a low-cost, high-reward option if he can chip in a few points.

2. Toronto Maple Leafs (2018/19 ranking: 8)

Like Tampa, Toronto possesses a loaded cast of talent up front.  No one enjoys playing against John Tavares, Auston Matthews, and Mitch Marner (assuming he re-signs).  William Nylander will be out to prove he can rediscover his full-season form in 2019-20, while Andreas Johnsson and Kasperi Kapanen will be keen to

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