ALEX OVECHKIN, NICKLAS BACKSTROM
LAST YEAR MOST COMMON: Marcus Johansson, Mikhail Grabovski (NYI) Martin Erat (traded).
CANDIDATES: Evgeny Kuznetsov or a free agent.
SLEEPER: Brooks Laich. BEST FIT: Kuznetsov.
MOST LIKELY: Johansson hasn’t cut it so far, despite plenty of chances. Kuznetsov would make it a dynamite line, but it could be the law of diminishing returns with too much of a good thing.