Top Fantasy Scorers from the 2015-2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

     Fantasy Postseason Staff

The 2015-2016 Stanley Cup Finals featured the San Jose Sharks v. the Pittsburgh Penguins. These teams are well represented in the Top 15 scorers from last year's NHL fantasy postseason (using default scoring at FantasyPostseason.com).  This should serve as a reminder in elimination player pool formats to choose players from teams that are poised to make a deep run in the playoffs. 

 

Rank Player Goals Ast +/- SOG PIM Hits GA Saves Wins Losses Fan Pts
1 Logan Couture F-SJ 10 20 5 65 8 40 - - - - 49.0
2 PIT Goalies - - - - - - 54 618 16 8 48.8
3 Joe Pavelski F-SJ 14 9 1 74 4 66 - - - - 44.9
4 SJ Goalies - - - - - - 54 637 14 10 44.7
5 Phil Kessel F-PIT 10 12 5 97 4 9 - - - - 44.2
6 Brent Burns D-SJ 7 17 11 77 12 49 - - - - 44.2
7 TAM Goalies - - - - - - 38 527 11 6 43.7
8 Nikita Kucherov F-TB 11 8 13 51 8 22 - - - - 41.6
9 Patric Hornqvist F-PIT 10 4 -5 81 10 88 - - - - 34.6
10 Carl Hagelin F-PIT 6 10 9 60 14 41 - - - - ...

Planning for your NHL Playoff Fantasy Draft: Pick a Goalie First!

     Fantasy Postseason Staff

We've been running playoff drafts for the NHL postseason for a number of years. There's one constant piece of advice that we can offer and that is to draft a goalie (or team goalie) from a team that has a potential to make a deep run towards the Stanley Cup.  Unlike the plethora of forwards and defensemen, goalies are a limited resource.  There are 16 teams in the NHL playoffs and usually one primary goalie per team. After the first round, the number of goalies is cut in half, and so on, and so on until you reach the two remaining during the Stanley Cup finals round.

Consider the results of a playoff fantasy league with the following scoring settings for Goalies.

Goalies:
Per Save: 0.1
Per Goal Allowed: -1.0
Per Win: 3.0
Per Loss: -1.0
Shut Out: 1.0
Save % >= .920: 0.5
GAA <= 2.0: 0.5


This particular league used "Team Goalies" and to no surprise the top two scorers were the goalies from the Chicago Blackhawks (66.00) and the...