Line Combo Look: Eastern Conference - Nov 1st, 2010

We'll take a look around the league and discuss a few of the key line combo changes or battles going on.  Thanks to the always amazing Fantasy Hockey 911 for making this job about 10X easier than it used to be.

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Boston Bruins
The top line of David Krejci, Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic has been lights out this season. It will be tough to split them up when Marc Savard returns if they keep playing like this.

At least one of Krejci, Savard, Tyler Seguin, and Patrice Bergeron will need to switch to wing when Savard returns.  The winger eligibility will give somebody a boost in value.  Just something to keep in mind if you own any of them.

Buffalo Sabres
Even though he has seven points in 12 games Tyler Ennis has been spending a lot of time on the 3rd line lately.  His PP TOI is also just a tiny 1:39 / game over his last five.   You have to think the Sabres will eventually hand the #2 LW job to him over Jochen Hecht.

Carolina Hurricanes
Jussi Jokinen was the third line center earlier in the year but it looks like that experiment is over as he's back playing with Staal and LaRose on L1. 

Florida Panthers
David Booth is playing with rookie Michael Santorelli and Steve Bernier.  We would really like to see him with some more talent but we guess this is Florida so that's kinda impossible.  It seems to be working as he seven points in his last seven games.

New Jersey Devils
Since we last checked in Parise, Langenbrunner and Zajac have been reunited on the top line.  The Devils still didn't produce and with Parise injured now... more juggling is to come.   What a mess in New Jersey.

Alexander Vasyunov has been playing with Elias and Kovalchuk on #2 but we wouldn't get too excited about his prospects.

Andy Greene has seemingly stole the PP QB from Matt Taormina as his PP TOI has increased dramatically the last few games.  Taormina is still getting his fair share of time with the man advantage though so hang onto him in hope NJ figures out how to score again.

New York Islanders
P.A. Parenteau has been lining up with John Tavares.  Parenteau is getting tons of PP time too and might be worth a look in deep leagues.

New York Rangers
The new top line of Ryan Callahan, Artem Anisimov and Brandon Dubinsky has really been clicking lately.  All three would make great picks depending on the depth of your league.

Alex Frolov has been playing with Erik Christensen and Brandon Prust... not exactly Gaborik-esque are they?

Ottawa Senators
In his first game back from injury Jason Spezza played with Alex Kovalev and Peter Regin.  Surprising.  Expect Spezza and Alfie (when he's healthy) to be reunited eventually.

Philadelphia Flyers
Mike Richards has been playing the majority of his minutes with James van Riemsdyk and Andreas Nodl.  Not ideal but we wouldn't worry too much about this news, Philly shuffles their lines too often.

Pittsburgh Penguins
Mike Comrie looked like a great bargain signing... but if he keeps toiling on the 4th line he might not even earn his relatively cheap paycheck.  When you look at the wingers playing with Crosby and Malkin (when healthy) you got to think Comrie will get another look on a scoring line at some point.

Toronto Maple Leafs
The Leafs are trying to shake things up as Luca Caputi moved to the top line at practice on Sunday.  Kris Versteeg was playing on the third line.  If these lines stick in the actual games Versteeg should be put on your bench. [more]

Washington Capitals
The team was kind of sputtering a little bit so Coach Bruce moved Alexander Semin up with Ovie and Backs.  Worked like a charm as this line tore apart the Flames on the weekend.

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