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Midseason top 200 fantasy hockey rankings

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The official midway point of the 2013-14 NHL season (Game No. 615 of 1230) falls on Jan. 2, but NHL.com has your fantasy hockey needs covered just in time for the holiday season.

Below are updated top-200 overall player rankings, as determined by fantasy insiders Matt Cubeta and Pete Jensen . As we approach the League's three-day break from game action, fantasy owners should use these rankings as a basis for team evaluation and future transactions.

These rankings should be viewed as our experts' opinionated projections of the League's most valuable fantasy assets based on performance to this point and expectations of the season moving forward. Injured players have been included based on approximate recovery time and potential impact upon their return. Other factors taken into account include Yahoo position eligibility, line combinations, category coverage, contract status and statistical performance from previous seasons.

NOTE: These rankings project value in standard fantasy hockey leagues, which include a 6x4 category scoring system: goals, assists, plus-minus, power-play points, shots on goal, penalty minutes, goalie wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts.

Matt Cubeta's Midseason Top 200 Rankings
Rank Player, Position Team
1. Sidney Crosby, C
2. Alex Ovechkin, RW
3. Evgeni Malkin, C/RW (inj.)
4. Patrick Kane, C/RW
5. Corey Perry, RW
6. Ryan Getzlaf, C
7. John Tavares, C
8. Tuukka Rask, G
9. Chris Kunitz, LW
10. Jonathan Toews, C
11. Daniel Sedin, LW
12. Phil Kessel, RW
13. Pavel Datsyuk, C/LW
14. P.K. Subban, D
15. James Neal, LW/RW
16. Patrick Sharp, C/LW
17. Zach Parise, LW
18. Erik Karlsson, D
19. Anze Kopitar, C
20. Logan Couture, C/LW
21. Henrik Sedin, C
22. Antti Niemi, G
23. Carey Price, G
24. Henrik Zetterberg, C/LW (inj.)
25. Henrik Lundqvist, G
26. Patrick Marleau, C/LW
27. Alexander Steen, C/LW
28. Nicklas Backstrom, C
29. Rick Nash, LW/RW
30. Marc-Andre Fleury, G
31. Eric Staal, C
32. Marian Hossa, RW
33. Claude Giroux, C/RW
34. Taylor Hall, C/LW
35. David Backes, C/RW (inj.)
36. Dustin Byfuglien, D/RW
37. Tyler Seguin, C/RW
38. Bobby Ryan, LW/RW
39. Roberto Luongo, G (inj.)
40. Duncan Keith, D
41. Joe Pavelski, C/RW
42. Josh Harding, G
43. Ryan Kesler, C/RW
44. Jamie Benn, C/LW
45. Matt Duchene, C/LW
46. Martin St. Louis, RW
47. Drew Doughty, D
48. Jonathan Quick, G (inj.)
49. Joe Thornton, C
50. Jason Spezza, C
51. Max Pacioretty, LW
52. Jaroslav Halak, G
53. James van Riemsdyk, LW
54. Kari Lehtonen, G
55. Milan Lucic, LW
56. Jordan Eberle, RW
57. David Perron, LW
58. Alex Pietrangelo, D
59. Gabriel Landeskog, LW
60. Joffrey Lupul, LW/RW
61. Evander Kane, LW
62. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D
63. Shea Weber, D
64. Pekka Rinne, G (inj.)
65. Mikko Koivu, C
66. Jarome Iginla, RW
67. Thomas Vanek, LW/RW
68. Jeff Skinner, C/LW/RW
69. Keith Yandle, D
70. Ben Bishop, G
71. David Krejci, C
72. Derek Stepan, C
73. Brad Richards, C
74. Kris Letang, D (inj.)
75. Justin Williams, RW
76. Zdeno Chara, D
77. Jason Pominville, RW
78. Steven Stamkos, C (inj.)
79. Brent Burns, RW/D
80. Cory Schneider, G
81. Niklas Kronwall, D
82. Kevin Shattenkirk, D
83. Radim Vrbata, RW
84. Kyle Turris, C
85. T.J. Oshie, C/RW
86. Corey Crawford, G (inj.)
87. Ryan Suter, D
88. Jeff Carter, C/LW/RW
89. Mike Ribeiro, C
90. Tomas Plekanec, C
91. Jason Garrison, D
92. Nazem Kadri, C
93. Mike Smith, G
94. Andrew Ladd, LW
95. Mike Richards, C/LW
96. Semyon Varlamov, G
97. Johan Franzen, LW/RW (inj.)
98. Bryan Little, C/RW
99. Patrice Bergeron, C
100. Brent Seabrook, D
101. Steve Mason, G
102. Ryan Miller, G
103. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C
104. Jonas Hiller, G
105. Dustin Penner, LW
106. Jakub Voracek, RW
107. Jaromir Jagr, RW
108. Andrei Markov, D
109. Jimmy Howard, G (inj.)
110. Brandon Dubinsky, C/LW
111. Matt Moulson, LW
112. Kyle Okposo, RW
113. Chris Kreider, C/LW
114. Nathan MacKinnon, C/RW
115. Braden Holtby, G
116. Blake Wheeler, RW
117. Mike Green, D
118. Dion Phaneuf, D
119. Sergei Bobrovsky, G (inj.)
120. Ryan Johansen, C/RW
121. Chris Stewart, RW
122. Vincent Lecavalier, C
123. Dan Boyle, D
124. Jonathan Bernier, G
125. James Reimer, G
126. Steve Downie, LW/RW (inj.)
127. Torey Krug, D
128. Wayne Simmonds, RW
129. Daniel Alfredsson, RW
130. Jay Bouwmeester, D
131. Shane Doan, LW/RW (inj.)
132. Craig Anderson, G
133. Cam Fowler, D
134. Brandon Saad, LW
135. Cody Hodgson, C/RW
136. Clarke MacArthur, LW
137. Ryan McDonagh, D
138. James Wisniewski, D
139. Dustin Brown, LW/RW
140. Brad Marchand, LW
141. Patrik Elias, C/LW
142. Martin Hanzal, C
143. PA Parenteau, RW
144. Martin Brodeur, G
145. Mats Zuccarello, LW
146. Mikhail Grabovski, C
147. Marian Gaborik, RW (inj.)
148. Derek Roy, C
149. Brian Campbell, D
150. Paul Stastny, C
151. Pascal Dupuis, LW/RW
152. Ryan Callahan, RW (inj.)
153. Loui Eriksson, LW/RW (inj.)
154. Mason Raymond, LW
155. Cody Franson, D
156. Andrew Shaw, C
157. Ondrej Pavelec, G
158. Justin Faulk, D
159. Kevin Bieksa, D
160. Mark Giordano, D
161. Scott Hartnell, LW
162. Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW
163. Brayden Schenn, C/LW
164. Jonathan Huberdeau, C/LW
165. Jaden Schwartz, C/LW
166. Nail Yakupov, RW
167. Nick Bonino, C
168. Reilly Smith, RW
169. Brendan Gallagher, RW
170. Cam Ward, G
171. Alexander Semin, LW/RW
172. Jakob Silfverberg, LW/RW
173. Jiri Hudler, LW/RW
174. Tomas Fleischmann, LW
175. Cam Atkinson, RW
176. Tomas Hertl, C/LW (inj.)
177. Devan Dubnyk, G
178. John Carlson, D
179. Slava Voynov, D
180. Ryan O'Reilly, C/LW
181. Valeri Nichushkin, RW
182. Tim Thomas, G
183. Niklas Backstrom, G
184. Justin Schultz, D
185. Mike Cammalleri, C/LW
186. Victor Hedman, D
187. Robin Lehner, G
188. Ryan Strome, C
189. Nick Foligno, LW
190. Jean-Sebastien Giguere, G
191. Frans Nielsen, C
192. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW
193. Justin Peters, G
194. Evgeni Nabokov, G
195. Nathan Horton, RW (inj.)
196. Marek Zidlicky, D
197. Alexander Edler, D (inj.)
198. Brian Elliott, G
199. Jake Muzzin, D
200. Chris Higgins, LW
Pete Jensen's Midseason Top 200 Rankings
Rank Player, Position Team
1. Sidney Crosby, C
2. Alex Ovechkin, RW
3. Patrick Kane, C/RW
4. Evgeni Malkin, C/RW (inj.)
5. Corey Perry, RW
6. Ryan Getzlaf, C
7. Tuukka Rask, G
8. John Tavares, C   
9. P.K. Subban, D
10. Patrick Sharp, C/LW
11. Chris Kunitz, LW
12. Antti Niemi, G
13. Phil Kessel, RW   
14. Daniel Sedin, LW
15. Henrik Zetterberg, C/LW (inj.)
16. Marc-Andre Fleury, G
17. Jonathan Toews, C
18. Claude Giroux, C/RW
19. Pavel Datsyuk, C/LW
20. James Neal, LW/RW
21. Alexander Steen, C/LW
22. Carey Price, G
23. Zach Parise, LW
24. Martin St. Louis, RW
25. Erik Karlsson, D
26. David Backes, C/RW
27. Nicklas Backstrom, C
28. Anze Kopitar, C
29. Duncan Keith, D
30. Bobby Ryan, LW/RW
31. Ben Bishop, G
32. Henrik Sedin, C
33. Eric Staal, C
34. Josh Harding, G
35. Logan Couture, C/LW
36. Marian Hossa, RW
37. Matt Duchene, C/LW
38. Tyler Seguin, C/RW
39. Joe Thornton, C
40. Jonathan Quick, G (inj.)
41. Patrick Marleau, C/LW
42. Dustin Byfuglien, D/RW
43. Jason Spezza, C
44. Corey Crawford, G (inj.)
45. Joe Pavelski, C/RW
46. Taylor Hall, C/LW
47. Jonas Hiller, G
48. Rick Nash, LW/RW
49. Ryan Kesler, C/RW
50. Shea Weber, D
51. Roberto Luongo, G (inj.)
52. Jamie Benn, C/LW
53. Mike Smith, G
54. David Perron, LW/RW
55. Max Pacioretty, LW
56. Jaroslav Halak, G
57. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D
58. Alex Pietrangelo, D
59. James van Riemsdyk, LW
60. Jarome Iginla, RW
61. Jordan Eberle, RW
62. Thomas Vanek, LW/RW
63. Milan Lucic, LW
64. Evander Kane, LW
65. Keith Yandle, D
66. Kevin Shattenkirk, D
67. Brent Burns, D/RW
68. Jeff Skinner, C/LW/RW
69. Henrik Lundqvist, G
70. Kris Letang, D (inj.)
71. Joffrey Lupul, LW/RW
72. Gabriel Landeskog, LW
73. Jason Pominville, RW
74. Mike Green, D
75. Bryan Little, C/RW
76. Steve Mason, G
77. Jeff Carter, C/LW/RW
78. David Krejci, C   
79. Niklas Kronwall, D
80. Mikko Koivu, C
81. Johan Franzen, LW/RW (inj.)
82. Drew Doughty, D
83. Semyon Varlamov, G
84. Ryan Johansen, C/RW
85. Jay Bouwmeester, D
86. Kyle Turris, C
87. Mike Richards, C/LW
88. T.J. Oshie, C/RW
89. Andrei Markov, D
90. Steven Stamkos, C (inj.)
91. Nazem Kadri, C
92. Blake Wheeler, RW
93. Zdeno Chara, D
94. Chris Stewart, RW
95. Jimmy Howard, G (inj.)
96. Jakub Voracek, RW
97. Brad Richards, C/LW
98. Kyle Okposo, RW
99. Derek Stepan, C
100. Ryan Suter, D
101. Kari Lehtonen, G
102. Brandon Dubinsky, C/LW
103. Patrice Bergeron, C
104. Dustin Penner, LW
105. Justin Williams, RW
106. Braden Holtby, G
107. Jason Garrison, D
108. Tomas Plekanec, C
109. Matt Moulson, LW
110. Radim Vrbata, RW
111. Brandon Saad, LW
112. Sergei Bobrovsky, G (inj.)
113. Dion Phaneuf, D
114. Alexander Semin, LW/RW
115. Mike Ribeiro, C
116. Torey Krug, D
117. Jaromir Jagr, RW
118. Dan Boyle, D
119. Valtteri Filppula, C/LW
120. Pascal Dupuis, LW/RW
121. Cam Fowler, D
122. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C
123. Cory Schneider, G
124. Andrew Ladd, LW
125. Mikhail Grabovski, C/RW
126. Daniel Alfredsson, RW
127. Martin Hanzal, C
128. Wayne Simmonds, RW
129. Patrik Elias, C/LW
130. James Wisniewski, D
131. Andrew Shaw, C
132. Ryan Miller, G
133. Jaden Schwartz, C/LW
134. Mats Zuccarello, LW
135. Brent Seabrook, D
136. Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW
137. Mason Raymond, LW
138. Chris Kreider, C/LW
139. Cody Franson, D
140. Ryan O'Reilly, C/LW
141. Steve Downie, LW/RW (inj.)
142. Jonathan Bernier, G
143. Loui Eriksson, LW/RW (inj.)
144. Martin Jones, G
145. Valeri Nichushkin, RW
146. Vincent Lecavalier, C
147. Brian Campbell, D
148. Nathan MacKinnon, C/RW
149. Dustin Brown, LW/RW
150. Antti Raanta, G
151. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW
152. Pekka Rinne, G (inj.)
153. Clarke MacArthur, LW
154. PA Parenteau, RW
155. Brian Elliott, G
156. Derek Roy, C
157. Victor Hedman, D
158. Robin Lehner, G
159. Scott Hartnell, LW
160. Paul Stastny, C
161. Frans Nielsen, C
162. Tomas Hertl, C/LW (inj.)
163. Matt Niskanen, D
164. James Reimer, G
165. Brayden Schenn, C/LW
166. Shane Doan, LW/RW (inj.)
167. Marian Gaborik, RW (inj.)
168. Martin Brodeur, G
169. Ryan McDonagh, D
170. Cody Hodgson, C/RW
171. Nick Bonino, C
172. Evgeni Nabokov, G
173. Jiri Hudler, LW/RW
174. Mike Santorelli, C
175. John Carlson, D
176. Jussi Jokinen, C/LW
177. Mark Giordano, D
178. Radko Gudas, D
179. Marcus Johansson, C/LW
180. Craig Anderson, G
181. Kevin Bieksa, D
182. Brad Marchand, LW
183. Slava Voynov, D
184. Nathan Horton, RW (inj.)
185. Ryan Callahan, RW (inj.)
186. Brendan Gallagher, RW
187. Nick Foligno, LW
188. Justin Schultz, D
189. Niklas Backstrom, G
190. Jonathan Huberdeau, C/LW
191. Erik Johnson, D
192. Reilly Smith, RW
193. Alexander Edler, D (inj.)
194. Ondrej Pavelec, G
195. Eric Gelinas, D
196. Tobias Enstrom, D
197. Chris Higgins, LW
198. Kimmo Timonen, D
199. Jakob Silfverberg, LW/RW
200. Justin Peters, G
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