Shuffle Up: Patrick Kane shows the way

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Shuffle Up: Patrick Kane shows the way
Shuffle Up: Patrick Kane shows the way

This week, we're pricing the forwards. The dollar amounts are unscientifically set, trying to figure out who will be the most valuable going forward. Assume a Yahoo fantasy league with standard categories.

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$37 Patrick Kane

Sometimes it's just your year. Kane's generating the most shots per game of his career, and his shooting percentage is the second-highest (though it's not in a crazy, unsustainable area, at 16.1 percent. A peak, MVP season at age 27, it makes sense

$35 Alex Ovechkin
$35 Sidney Crosby: Back in business before three-game skid. 
$34 Tyler Seguin
$33 Jamie Benn
$29 Joe Pavelski
$28 Vladimir Tarasenko: Top line back together, with Schwartz in play. 
$27 *Evgeni Malkin
$25 Evgeny Kuznetsov
$25 Taylor Hall
$25 John Tavares: Since the break: 5-7-12, 31 shots in eight games.
$24 Nicklas Backstrom: Highest shooting percentage of career, by far.
$24 Patrice Bergeron
$24 Steven Stamkos
$23 Claude Giroux: 2-8-10 since ASG, health might be coming around.
$23 Connor McDavid
$22 Daniel Sedin: Highest shot rate since 2009-10.
$22 Nikita Kucherov
$22 Johnny Gaudreau
$22 Artemi Panarin
$21 Anze Kopitar
$21 Blake Wheeler
$20 Jonathan Toews
$20 Joe Thornton
$20 Bobby Ryan
$19 Nathan MacKinnon
$19 Matt Duchene
$19 Ryan O'Reilly: Biggest minus rating of the significant scorers.
$18 Corey Perry
$18 Max Pacioretty
$18 James Neal
$18 Alexander Steen
$18 Ryan Johansen: More engaged since the trade. 
$16 Patrick Sharp
$16 Tyler Toffoli
$16 Brad Marchand: Career specialty stats -- 19 PPG, 19 SHG.
$16 Gabriel Landeskog
$16 Zach Parise
$16 Loui Eriksson: Never lives down Seguin deal, but a nice player. 
$15 Dylan Larkin: Production steady in all months. 
$15 Jaromir Jagr
$15 Mike Hoffman
$15 Jordan Eberle: McDavid back, all systems go.
$14 Jakub Voracek
$14 Wayne Simmonds
$14 Phil Kessel: Never looks as appealing from close up. 
$14 Filip Forsberg: Isn't close to his ceiling yet. 
$14 Jeff Carter
$14 Brandon Saad: Expected breakout season put on hold. 
$14 Derick Brassard
$14 Logan Couture
$14 Jack Eichel
$14 Mats Zuccarello
$14 Bryan Little
$14 Leon Draisaitl
$14 Jaden Schwartz: Reunited with Tarasenko, Lehtera. 
$13 Ryan Getzlaf
$13 David Krejci
$13 Henrik Zetterberg
$13 Pavel Datsyuk
$13 *Rick Nash: Rangers going nowhere if he's not healthy. 
$13 Aleksander Barkov
$13 T.J. Oshie
$13 Justin Williams
$13 Brendan Gallagher
$13 Kyle Okposo
$13 Lee Stempniak
$13 *Jason Spezza
$12 Henrik Sedin
$12 Scott Hartnell
$12 Adam Henrique
$11 Patric Hornqvist
$11 Max Domi
$11 David Backes
$11 Mark Stone
$11 Sean Monahan
$11 Jonathan Huberdeau
$11 Cam Atkinson: Will score for puppies. 
$11 Kyle Palmieri
$11 Benoit Pouliot
$11 Ryan Spooner
$11 Brayden Schenn
$11 J.T. Miller: Been a key scorer in Nash absence, but has a modest ceiling. 
$10 Patrick Marleau
$10 Tomas Plekanec
$10 Carl Soderberg
$10 Michael Cammalleri
$10 Milan Lucic
$10 Reilly Smith
$10 Shane Doan: Will be useful until the day retires. 
$10 Jeff Skinner
$9 David Perron: Stick heating up; Getzlaf will find you. 
$9 Tyler Johnson
$9 Jussi Jokinen
$9 Mikkel Boedker
$9 Brock Nelson
$8 Artem Anisimov
$8 Jarome Iginla
$8 Patrick Eaves: Getting a shot on Top Dallas line. 
$8 Jordan Staal: Last month -- 3-9-12, plus-7.
$8 Mikko Koivu
$8 Frans Nielsen
$7 *Marian Hossa
$7 Chris Kunitz: A pro's pro, settled on the top line. 
$7 Thomas Vanek
$7 Boone Jenner
$7 Alex Galchenyuk
$7 Tomas Tatar
$7 Joel Ward
$7 Andre Burakovsky: Eight goals in last month, clicks with Kuzy. 
$7 Calle Jarnkrok
$7 Mika Zibanejad
$6 Leo Komarov
$6 Kris Versteeg
$6 Justin Abdelkader: Possession stats dipping, and he's in the minus. 
$6 Anthony Duclair
$6 Ondrej Palat
$6 Vincent Trocheck
$6 Brandon Dubinsky
$6 Marcus Johansson
$5 Chris Kreider
$5 Nazem Kadri
$5 Victor Rask
$5 Jiri Hudler
$5 Teddy Purcell
$5 *Kyle Turris
$5 Andrew Ladd
$5 Jason Chimera
$5 Rickard Rakell
$5 Sam Bennett
$5 Nikolaj Ehlers
$5 Vladislav Namestnikov
$4 *Evander Kane
$4 Mike Ribeiro
$4 Tobias Rieder
$4 Tyler Bozak
$4 Gustav Nyquist
$4 *Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
$4 Eric Staal
$4 Tomas Hertl
$4 Mathieu Perreault
$4 Andrew Shaw
$3 P.A. Parenteau
$3 Charlie Coyle
$3 Jannik Hansen
$3 Jori Lehtera
$3 Martin Hanzal
$2 Mikael Granlund
$2 Paul Stastny: Peaked in Year 2, then the slow fade. 
$2 Ryan Kesler
$2 Nick Foligno
$2 Mark Scheifele
$2 Joonas Donskoi
$2 Sam Reinhart
$2 Marian Gaborik
$2 David Pastrnak
$2 *James van Riemsdyk: Babcock can't fix this mess immediately. 
$2 Drew Stafford
$1 Derek Stepan
$1 Alex Killorn: Suddenly the top line isn't so much fun.
$1 Kevin Hayes
$1 Carl Hagelin
$1 Zack Smith
$1 Nail Yakupov
$1 Travis Zajac
$1 Valtteri Filppula
$1 Jimmy Hayes
$1 Blake Comeau
$1 Mikael Backlund
$1 Tom Wilson
$1 Sven Andrighetto








































































































































































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