Tampa Bay Lightning: Top 5 Fantasy Forwards

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Dec 19, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) and Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrate Kucherov

With NHL hockey starting in a little over two weeks, fantasy hockey drafts have begun to kick off. Who are the Tampa Bay Lightning forwards you should consider selecting?

Fantasy sports is something that many sports fans participate in North America and around the world. The ability to draft you own team from scratch and compete against your friends give you a reason to watch a game you might otherwise not care about. The Tampa Bay Lightning have many players that people around the fantasy hockey world would love to get their hands on, especially from the forward unit.

With a team that led the league in scoring during the regular season last year and a roster that is relatively unchanged, many around the hockey world believe the Lightning will once again rank among the league leaders in scoring. Most fantasy hockey leagues are structured the same way. Whether it be head-to-head or rotisserie, most scoring is based on goals, assists, points, plus/minus, penalty minutes, power play points, shorts on goal, hits, wins (goalie), save percentage (goalie), goals against average (goalie) and shutouts (goalie).

With your fantasy draft right around the corner, there are a few Tampa Bay Lightning forwards you should consider selecting as you continue to fill out your roster. Here are the top five Tampa Bay Lightning forwards in fantasy hockey during the 2015-16 regular season.

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