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Ok I did a list a while back during the season and got a lot of good feedback. Now I'm making a list for next years draft. Theres lots of you out there that know what you're talking about so tell me what you like and don't like on my lists
19 St. Louis
20 D. Sedin
I'm sure some of you are wondering if I'm off my rocker but I made a system of ranking players in "Tiers" and these were all players that made it first and second "tier".
Maybe if none of you agree you should put up a top 10 list of each position. You will surprise yourself.
Yea I was surprised with a lot of what happened on draft day... Kane went 7th overall which I think is way to early. And Tavares went early in the 2nd round, but maybe thats fitting since he passed most of Gretzkys junior records.
Anyways I'm glad with how things are working out so far, just got to build up the defesne and add another goalie, thinking Ray Emery or Leclaire, and Varlamov was just taken. Then for D I'm leaning towards guys like Kronwall, Enstrom, Whitney... what about you? You started any of next years drafting yet?
I wouldn't put Gaboriks paperbag groin so high on the list (however if he could stay healthy which he has not done in 5 years he would be high on the list. I also don't see Jeff Carter (he led all Canadians in goal scoring last year). I also think that Eric Staal deserves to be on the list. I wouldn't be surprised to see Jason Spezza have a good year and possibly make this list.
- 1 Reply to Skua
I've posted an updated to that list. That wasn't the polished finished list. More for the kind of feedback that you gave yourself. Thank you by the way. Anyways, if you look a few posts up you'll find my new rankings. I've went a step further and put up my 1-50 rankings.
I look forward to your thoughts on that list and any helpful feedback you could give
Last adjustment. I've increased the list to a top 50. I can imagine a lot will disagree with my final 25 in the list.
48. Sundin-If he signs
- 1 Reply to Shaun
Just wondering your opinion on this Shaun.
Seeing as you have Heatley ranked at 15th, Spezza at 25th and Cammalleri at 28th...
How much of a steal is it that I got them all in a 20 team keeper league and I traded away my 1st overall pick.
We only finished drafting the first 3rd rounds but took Heatley in the 2nd round (22 overall), Spezza in the 3rd round (53 overall) and Cammalleri in the 3rd (59 overall), no way all of those guys should of been available.
Easily all Top 25 forwards ahah great for me and my keeper league though also got Pekka Rinne in the 3rd round (42 overall).
Top Players eh.. here it goes
1. Evgeni Malkin, just to be different form everyone.
1.b Alexander Ovechkin.
3. Sidney Crosby
4. Dany Heatley
5. Ilya Kovalchuk
6. Zach Parise
7. Ryan Getzlaf
8. Jarome Iginla
9. Joe Thornton
10. Pavel Datsyuk
11. Henrik Zetterberg
12. Daniel Sedin
13. Alexander Semin
14. Marc Savrd
15. Mike Cammaleri
16. Vincent Lecavalier
17. Patrick Kane
18. Nicklas Backstrom
19. Rick Nash
20. Simon Gagne
21. Martin St. Louis
22. Mike Richards
23. Jeff Carter
24, Henrik Sedin
And shit I forgot to put in Hossa somewhere... hmmm, I'd put him after Zetterberg but before D.Sedin, right in there.
So that us my Top 25, I took into consideration if they play C, LW or RW which is why some great centres like Jeff Carter and Mike Richards are so far down the list.
- 1 Reply to angel78fire
lol I like your 1A and 1B, and what about Hossa??? How did you get all the way to the bottom with no Hossa lol. I'm just kidding of course, I did that with about 6 players. There really is more top talent then I would have guessed.
I've made some changes with the input I've gotten. I can't keep it to 20 so I have a top 25 now. Now remember, Centers are really deep so I valued them a little lower as well as taking injuries into account.
What do ya think?
What would really help is your opinion on these players and if they would be worthy on a top 25 list? Keep in mind this has only 20 people but I still wanna squeeze a few more names on.
The players I need your opinion on:
Players I'd like to add and where you think they belong?
* Toews - Only if you think he can reach 80+ pts
* Kane - Can he reach 80 pts this year?
* M.Richards - 80 pts?
* J.Carter - Real deal
* Vanek - Can't deny his scoring last year
* Spezza - Heater seems to be staying
* Sullivan - sleeper pick of the year I think, prolly able to pick up in later rounds.
- 1 Reply to Adam
I don't like it but the stats don't lie. I still can't be sold on E.Staal but agree with the others. Heatley and Gaborik I think are worth the ranks though. Gaborik is finally healthy and Heatley will bounce back.
I'm noticing a lot of love for Backstrom, Carter, and Toews.
Backstrom should be ranked high playing with the likes of Ovechy, Carter is no mistake. Toews I'm still having a tough time buying. He came off a mediocre year for what was expected. I know he most likely will be teamed up with Hossa but still don't know if he's a top 20. Lots of skill out there.
Ok, here's my list (assuming G, A, PIM, +/-, and SOG categories) - it's actually pretty similar to yours. I'm not saying anything is set in stone, this list will definitely change depending on preseason and other factors but in general I don't like overpaying for guys who just had a career year.
9. Joe Thornton
10. N. Backstrom
11. M. Hossa
12. A. Semin
13. D. Heatley
14. D. Sedin
15. V. LeCavalier
16. M. Savard
17. Z. Parise
18. Rick Nash
19. J. Carter
20. J. Towes
21. P. Kane, ok i'm cheating but he could be 20 just as well.
22. again at 22, M. Gaborik
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