Fantasy Hockey: Six Trade Targets For The Playoffs

DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 24: Tomas Tatar
DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 24: Tomas Tatar /

The NHL trade deadline definitely affected fantasy hockey players. Here are some targets for your playoff push.

The NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone with a few shocking moves. Some fantasy hockey trade deadlines have passed. A lot of really good players got traded. Some players went to better situations. Others went to worse ones. 

For some players, they’ll get more playing time with a spot open in the lineup. Others might see less. If your fantasy hockey playoffs are still coming these are six players to keep your eye on.

Trade Targets

Derick Brassard (Pittsburgh Penguins) – The newest member of the Pittsburgh Penguins could end up playing on the third line with Phil Kessel or on a first line with Sidney Crosby. The former Senator will get power-play looks on a team vying for their third straight Stanley Cup.

Michael Grabner (New Jersey Devils) – Anybody with Taylor Hall is going to get points right now and Grabs is sure to get some looks with Hall. The Devils are primed for a playoff push so scoop up any forwards down the stretch.

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Nikolaj Ehlers (Winnipeg Jets) – Nobody will benefit more from the acquisition of Paul Stastny than Ehlers. The Danish winger has been streaky this season. He should find more consistency down the stretch with one of the most underrated centers in the league.

Tomas Tatar (Vegas Golden Knights) – This is a recipe for success. A scoring winger going to a team that thrives on plays off the rush. Tatar will fit right into Gerard Gallant’s system and will benefit from a third line assignment.

Sebastian Aho (Carolina Hurricanes) – The lack of moves by Canes GM Ron Francis means that the current group of players are responsible for getting the job done. The 20-year old Aho is eligible for an extension on July 1 and will be playing for the chance to sign one.

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Joonas Donskoi (San Jose Sharks) – The “Donfather” is going to thrive on a line with Joe Pavelski and the recently acquired Evander Kane. Expect points-by-association with the 25-year old from Finland.