By Lane Myer
As promised, here is the revised Top 50 Under 25 list that we initially published back in early January for Keeper/Dynasty leagues. Since we don’t cover much here in this column dealing with keeper or dynasty leagues, we figured this would be the most beneficial manner to toss something out there in a fairly simple manner. Also I’m told everyone loves a list. Not that you were anyway, because you’re much smarter than that, but don’t pay too much attention to the ranking number. It’s a highly convoluted process with attempting to mix current production with future projection along with other factors such as basic stat categories, age in relation to similar value players, and future playing time and line-mates for the younger less established players. Tie-breakers were awarded to players with an age advantage and/or those who are more likely to hold multi-positional eligibility.
As a reminder, as with almost everything we do here, these are penned with standard stat category leagues in mind. That means 6×4 or 5×4 fantasy hockey leagues that use the basic stat categories that usually include Goals, Assists, Plus/Minus, PPP and either (or both) PIMs or Shorthanded Points on the offensive side and Wins, GAA, SV% and Shutouts on the goalie side.
*Revised Top 50 Under 25 after the jump…
Posted in Fantasy Hockey
Tagged Aleksander Barkov, Blackhawks, Braden Holtby, Erik Karlsson, Fantasy Chatter, Fantasy Hockey, Filip Forsberg, Frederik Andersen, Gabriel Landeskog, Jaden Schwartz, Jakub Voracek, Jamie Benn, Jeff Skinner, John Tavares, Johnny Gaudreau, Jordan Eberle, Lane Myer, Logan Couture, Nathan MacKinnon, P.K. Subban, Ryan Johansen, Sean Monahan, Steven Stamkos, Taylor Hall, Top 50 Under 25, Tyler Johnson, Tyler Seguin, Tyler Toffoli, Valeri Nichushkin, Vladimir Tarasenko, William Nylander
By Brad Vandenberk
Remember the phrase “Home sweet home”? Well the Blackhawks have finally returned back to the United Center with faint smells of horse dung still lingering in the air. The circus has travelled to its next destination and the Indian head shines bright at center ice once again. The opponent on Tuesday was the same Dallas Stars that the Hawks played in Big D five days prior. That game went to a shootout with Ben Smith grabbing the victory as the 11th shooter, ripping one over Kari Lehtonen’s glove. The league leading Hawks completed their best circus trip going 6-1 and winning 6 straight after losing to Colorado to begin the trip. I smell another streak on the horizon, better scent than horse droppings. All four lines are clicking for Coach Q making it easier to have any given line out against any of the oppositions attack. Duncan Keith is making a strong case for a Norris nod being named 3rd star of the week with 6 assists. The Stars will be without one key element heading into Chicago. Tyler Seguin is suffering from concussion like symptoms and was sidelined for this event. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap
Tagged Alex Chiasson, Andrew Shaw, Antoine Roussel, Blackhawks, Brad Vandenberk, Corey Crawford, Dallas, Erik Cole, Game recap, Johnny Oduya, Kari Lehtonen, Nick Leddy, Patrick Sharp, Stars, Valeri Nichushkin