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Ok, I believe these are gonna be my final lists. Seeing how I got the help from these boards in making some decisions I've decided I will share them.
I have more rankings past 25 as well as a list of sleepers for off/def but decided I would leave those out.
What do you think of the lists? Any changes you would make?
06. S. Niedermayer
Goalies top 40
01. Nabokov SJ
02. Luongo Van
03. Brodeur NJ
04. Thomas Bos
05. Kiprusoff Cal
06. Lundqvist NYR
07. S.Mason Clb
08. Fleury Pit
09. Huet Chi
10. Miller Buf
11. Backstrom Min
12. Ward Car
13. Price Mtl
14. Emery Phi
15. Smith TB
16. Turco Dal
17. Rinne Nas
18. Osgood Det
19. Hiller Ana
20. Khabibulin Edm
21. Bryzgalov Pho
22. Lehtonen Atl
23. Toskala Tor
24. Varlamov Was
25. LeClarie Ott
26. Dipietro NYI
27. Budaj Col
28. Quick LA
29. Giguere Ana
30. Roloson NYI
31. Ellis Nas
32. Boucher Phi
33. Theodore Was
34. Anderson Fla
35. Harding Min
36. Pavelic Atl
37. Clemmensen Fla
38. Gustavsson Tor
39. Nittymaki TB
40. Auld Dal
Alright, the lists have had so many little tweaks that I have to either repost or continue to answer for some of the mistakes I made. I'll repost just the Offense seeing how it has gone through the biggest changes.
I did end up moving backstrom quite a ways down the list. Now keep in mind that Heatley and Thornton are where they are in result of the talks of Heater going to San Jose.
Here's the updated offensive changes.
You'll notice some major changes. I'm not really comfortable with Parise in the top 10. He had a great breakout season last year but with Lemaire back I can't see him having so much offense this year. I also know that everyone in the hockey world place him in their top 10 but I really don't mind drafting Ovechkin, Heatley, Nash, or Kovalchuk ahead of him.
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For Backstrom(min) I can't see putting him any higher. Harding is going to be on his heels all year and probably going to get 20 starts taking away from Backstroms wins.
I think Backstrom will still come away with 30 plus wins but still isn't enough to put him higher on the list.
The keepers above him now all are looking to 40+ wins this season with great stats.
Backstrom(wsh) I've often though of bumping him down to 16th moving #16(Nash) and below all up one notch. But with him centering a line of Ovechy and Knuble it's tough not to expect a huge year. I still think he's the third best Center in the league to have this year. (I'm not counting Malkin as a center if you're wondering)
Cambell has consistently hit 50+ points the last three seasons in a row. Chicago is getting better by the season, Cambell is good for atleast 55 points this year with a ton of shots. This is also keeping in mind that I'm in a first year keeper league starting this season. This guy is only gonna get better.
Gaborik has been a thorn in my side since starting this list. I've had him everywhere on the list. I'm positive this is the year for a healthy Gabby. With torty being a run and gun coach I really think Gabby's stats will hit the roof this season. Being a RW really helps his ranking too!
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I would think Nash is awesome but can't switch him up in the place of a RW. RW is so shallow for talent so the good ones, like StLouis get preference.
I would consider Kane over Semin. Semin could very well hit and pass 90 points this year should he stay healthy. Both are going to be playing 2nd line this year so it's all up to them how well they do. Not sure Kane will see as much pp time as Hossa will most likely get most of it. Semin is a monster on the pp so I'm sure he'll see more ice time.
Dustin Brown is a great pick but I have him as more of a sleeper.
I'm disappointed there is no Tuukka Rask in the Top 40 Goalies.... he is defineitly better than Auld, Theodore, Pavelic, Nittymaki, Clemmensen, Anderson, Boucher, Quick, Budaj, DiPietro.... that's about it for now.
Of course he is not necessarily proven but should be Top 40.
Mike Richards definitey is a top ten player. He finished last year ranked at 7 the year before at 11 despite missing 12 games. This is coming from a Sabre fan so there no love for the flyers, but the kid can flat out play.
Huet at number 9? And I'll assume it was a joke Richards wasn't mentioned... 80 points, +22...
And you should look at some of your older players like Lidstrom at number two? Way to injury prone, he's not gonna be drafted by me at all. And Brodeur at number 3? He kinda missed a whole season, not exactly reliable anymore. And Miller and Backstrom have crap teams with crap D which will get them poor stats and no wins.
Gaborik at 11? Niedemayer at 6?
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Hey thanks for the feedback. Since your post I have re-evaluated my lists. Although I don't agree with all of your feedback I do agree with most of it.
I've moved Richards up to 20th. Being a center I don't value him as much as an 80pt winger. I'm sure he'll be top line on a very dangerous team.
Huet is down to 14th where he belongs. He'll get starts and wins for sure.
I've also made some other subtle changes but since you didn't mention any of the other players I'll save ya the long read.
Thanks again for putting your "two cents worth" in.
Neidermayer stays put at 6th. With dmen I take in consideration, shots,pims,points. He's getting old too.
Lidstrom is still one of that best,if not best, dmen in the league on a very good detroit team. I'm not so worried about injury.
As for Gabby, I'm one of the hopefuls that he's finally gonna have a full season. With that much natural talent it doesn't matter where he's playing, the points will come in bunches.
Brodeur, I have him fourth. I've been back and fourth about Thomas and Brodeur for a while now. All time best goalie or Vesna winner with a promise of getting better and better. This is a keeper league I'm in too so I like Thomas more.
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