Here are all my rankings in one big list with some updates.  I still haven’t moved around any of the players who are still without a contract (we’re looking at 5-10 guys) but if at the end of the week they’re still unsigned, then I’ll have to drop them accordingly.  We are nine days away from the season starting so now is the time to sign up for an RCL.  You can do so here.  So you don’t have to scroll all the way to the bottom, ECR is the expert consensus rank for the player, vs. ECR is how the difference between my rank and the consensus.  I may have to move some guys around later once I take a closer look at who I’m high on and who I’m not.  Please leave any questions or comments that you have in the comment section below.  I’ll be back tomorrow with either a podcast or a post TBD. Without further adieu, here is my list:

  1. Turd Ferguson says:
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    Hey Viz,

    Will there be RCL leagues this year? Would love to jump into one.

    Turd

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      @Turd Ferguson: They are currently up and running! Go under the leagues tab under the red banner at the top of the page and it’s under there. If there isn’t one available at a convenient time, then start your own, I’m sure it will fill without a problem. Any problems let me know.

  2. Tweak says:
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    Tried out your rankings last night and think I put together a decent draft. Maybe a little weak on D and at G (unless Lehner rocks it all year and Vasilevskiy gets a job). Anyway, here’s the team:

    C – Tyler Seguin, P7/Rd1
    C – Jack Eichel, P31/Rd3
    LW – Brad Marchand, P55/Rd5
    LW/RW – Jakub Voracek, P66/Rd6
    RW – Jordan Eberle, P79/Rd7
    RW – David Backes, P151/Rd13
    D – Erik Karlsson, P18/Rd2
    D – Aaron Ekblad, P90/Rd8
    D – Morgan Reilly, P162/Rd14
    D – Ryan Ellis, P186/Rd16
    G – Jake Allen, P42/Rd4
    BN – Tyler Johnson (C), P103/Rd9
    BN – Mike Hoffman (LW), P114/Rd10
    BN – Jonathan Drouin (LW), P138/Rd12
    BN – Robin Lehner (G), P127/Rd11
    BN – Andrei Vasilevskiy (G), P175/Rd15

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      @Tweak: Wow I really like who that shaped up for the most part. You are a little weak on defense and yeah, you’ll need Lehner to stay healthy, but in a 12 team league you did really well.

  3. Mike Reno says:
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    How does this team look? 8 team yahoo league, stats are G, A, +/-, PPG, GWG, W, and SHO

    1. (2) Jamie Benn (Dal – LW)
    2. (15) Brent Burns (SJ – D)
    3. (18) Braden Holtby (Was – G)
    4. (31) Martin Jones (SJ – G)
    5. (34) P.K. Subban (Nsh – D)
    6. (47) Nikita Kucherov (TB – RW)
    7. (50) Roman Josi (Nsh – D)
    8. (63) Ryan Johansen (Nsh – C)
    9. (66) Mark Scheifele (Wpg – C)
    10. (79) Filip Forsberg (Nsh – LW)
    11. (82) Wayne Simmonds (Phi – RW)
    12. (95) Torey Krug (Bos – D)
    13. (98) Brayden Schenn (Phi – C,LW)
    14. (111) Sean Monahan (Cgy – C)
    15. (114) Mats Zuccarello (NYR – RW)
    16. (127) Tyson Barrie (Col – D)
    17. (130) Dougie Hamilton (Cgy – D)
    18. (143) Jaroslav Halak (NYI – G)

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      @Mike Reno: Looks really strong, you got some great value along the way, especially picks 9-11. That’s a strange point system for goalies, to the point where I wouldn’t have taken 2 that early, but considering the value you got in the middle rounds I think you did outstanding.

      • Mike Reno says:
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        @Viz@Viz:

        Thanks, Viz

        • Viz

          Viz says:
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          @Mike Reno: No problem, good luck!

  4. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    earlier when i said we had gone from 6 to 8 keepers it’s really 7. faceoffs, hits, blocks, PPP, and points as extra category in addition to goals and assists. GA also a category if you have a lot of starts you’ll pay for it. h2h league.
    C (start 4), thornton/o’reilly/draisaitl
    LW schwartz, lucic (start 2 with an extra W and F and util spot)
    D weber (start 6)
    G dubnyk/allen (start 2)
    gotta cut one.

    • Viz

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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Now that he’s going to miss the first 3-4 weeks of the season, I guess I’d dump Schwartz? The forwards are all pretty close, to the point where him missing time is enough of a factor for me.

  5. Scott says:
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    ESPN has Ovechkin at #12. Virtually assured of getting him in every league.

  6. Saints says:
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    Hay Viz based on your rank you would immediately trade away Kesler+Iginla for Bergeron (I’m in a dynasty League where we count Hits and Blocks) Am I right ?
    I also need some help on the defense. Can you give me some deep Sleepers there ? (16 Team League the guys on the FA market arent even near your Top 250…)

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      @Saints: Absolutely; it’s a bit closer since Kesler is very good at hits but Bergeron is much better than Kesler in every other category that I’d have to do it. I can’t expect much from Iginla this year either.

      Is there any way for you to send me a list of who is available? Otherwise I’m just at a guessing game.

      • Saints says:
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        @Viz:
        These is the List of the Guys that are left:
        Hamhuis, Dan – DAL;Weber, Yannick – NSH;Streit, Mark – PHI;McQuaid, Adam – BOS; Schlemko, David – SJ;Manning, Brandon – PHI;Johns, Stephen (R) – DAL;
        Sustr, Andrej – TB;Coburn, Braydon – TB;Wideman, Chris – OTT; Engelland, Deryk – CGY
        Moore, John – NJ;Hickey, Thomas – NYI;Ericsson, Jonathan – DET;Methot, Marc – OTT
        van Riemsdyk, Trevor – CHI; Liles, John-Michael – BOS;Garrison, Jason – TB;
        Pysyk, Mark – FLA;Gunnarsson, Carl – STL;Rozsival, Michal – CHI;Scuderi, Rob – LA;
        Benn, Jordie – DAL;Chiarot, Ben – WPG;Slavin, Jaccob – CAR;Bitetto, Anthony – NSH
        Martin, Paul – SJ; DeMelo, Dylan – SJ; Zadorov, Nikita – COL;Greene, Andy – NJ
        Hunwick, Matt – TOR;Chorney, Taylor – WSH;Jokipakka, Jyrki – CGY;
        Marincin, Martin – TOR;MacDonald, Andrew – PHI;Marchenko, Alexey – DET 
        Granberg, Petter – NSH;Corrado, Frank – TOR;Michalek, Zbynek – ARI;Fayne, Mark – EDM”

        Is there anybody who catches your eye ? After them there are just some rooks left who i dont expect to make any impact this year. I have only 6 Defenders in my Team at the moment (Subban,Parayko,Petrovic,Dumba,Stuart,Campbell) and some young guys in the minor league (Zaitsev,Dahlbeck,Pesce,Fleury,Murphy) As we’re playing with 6 Starters every Day i just need Defender who are helping my team as a specialist or as a well rounded player 🙂

        • Viz

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          @Saints: alright, here’s got nothing haha. I will say to start that Zaitsev is going to make the Leafs and play a fairly big role right away. Pesce should make the canes too. Zaitsev will probably be better than most, if not all the guys out there. For the guys who are left:

          Stephen Johns may lead the league in hits, at the least he will be up there. If you want a specialist there, he is your guy 100%

          For points, streit should be the best option, liles next.

          Otherwise, it’s pretty ugly. How many defenseman do you want on your team? Can you put your minors guys in your lineup right away?

          • Saints says:
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            @Viz:
            I have 25 Spots in my active roster so i think i will go with 8 Defenders.

            I can get my Young guns the call right away but than i need to hold them 2 weeks in my active roster so i like to watch the situation of zaitsev and Pesce first before i put them up.
            Johns is a good tip i will try to get him (he has some Blocked shots as well and is young).
            And i will try to trade for another defender.

            • Saints says:
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              @Saints:
              I have the possibility to get Dalton Prout or Marco Scandella. DO you like one of them ? I’m not sure i think they are not way better than the other guys on the Fa Market. But they are cheap and not tooo old do you see one of them making a step forward this season ?

    • Viz

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      @Saints: And are you looking for the normal categories, hits and blocks, or just well rounded people?

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