We have now reached the point of doing individual positions before I complete a top 200.  Through the top 20 overall, I have covered 18 forwards, one defenseman and a goalie.  For now, I'll be holding off on the last two.  I'll be covering the top 100 forwards in posts of twenty going forward.  For today, I will go through the top 40.  Let's get right to it!
Hello everyone!  For those that missed it, my top 10 for next season came out last week.  You can find those rankings and what I'll be posting in the future here.  Today, we're going through the top 20 overall.  I'm sure it'll be another monster post so let's get right to it! 11) Johnny Gaudreau - As scoring jumped across the league, Gaudreau found another gear last season.  He set a career high in every category but PIM (he was 2 short), including 99 points.  I've been lower on Gaudreau than consensus for years now, and the last two years it hurt a bit, especially last year.  This ranking does scare me a bit because you're buying him at his peak value.  However, he has stayed incredibly healthy over the years, he bumped his shot rate up to almost exactly three per game, and at 26 years old, Gaudreau should be entering his prime.  I have a feeling I'll end up sliding Gaudreau down a few spots eventually, but he's definitely in this tier that starts with Draisaitl at 8th overall.
The time has come!  Today, we start our path ranking the top 200 players in this coming season for fantasy hockey.  The plan is to do a post for the top 10 and 20 overall, top 40, 60, 80, and 100 forwards, the top 20 and 40 defensemen, one (or maybe two) large goaltending post, and then top 50, 100, 150 and 200.  The last posts will only provide longer details on the players not covered in those other posts.  These should come out over the next few weeks leading right into fantasy hockey drafting season.  Without further adieu, my top 10!
It pains me to write this as a big fan of Connor Hellebuyck.  However, it needs to be done.  After a run to the conference finals, the Jets disappointed last season culminating in a first round loss to the Blues.  They had only 19 wins in the second half of the season, mostly because of a weak blue line.  But what makes Hellboy a schmohawk for the upcoming season?
Yesterday, I wrote about the winners of the NHL Offseason, so I think you can see where this is going.  For those that missed yesterday's post, you can check that out here.  Now let's go to the other side of the spectrum and get some Beck in here, or Three Doors Down if you're into that kind of thing.  Here's a breakdown of the biggest losers!
Hey everyone!  I'll be starting my rankings next week, but for now, I'll be writing a post on offseason winners.  Losers will be coming tomorrow.  There has been plenty of player movement that I haven't broken down yet so we might as well get right to it! WINNERS Mikhail Sergachev - I already wrote a sleeper post on Sergachev that you can read here.
Mikhail Sergachev looked prime for stardom totaling 40 points as a 19 year old rookie on the Tampa Bay Lightning.  However, last season was an apparent step backwards.  While everyone else on his team had excellent offensive seasons en route to Tampa winning 62 games, Sergachev's totals dropped across the board, including only 6 goals and 26 assists in 75 games.  So what makes Sergachev a sleeper for this coming season?
When I started looking for specific players to write about for the offseason, I wasn't really thinking about anyone on the Anaheim Ducks.  The Ducks were bad last season and they're almost certainly going to be bad again.  That said, we saw last year that players on bad teams can still do well in fantasy, notably Stone before Ottawa traded him.  Well, when I did some digging, I found that a Razzball favorite i.e. one of my personal favorites was performing at a level that even I didn't realize.  So what makes Ondrej Kase a sleeper for the upcoming season?
Hello everyone!  Crazy to think that this is year 5 already of me running the hockey side of things at Razzball.  Now that we've reached August, I'll be posting on a regular basis again getting you prepared for the start of the NHL season, notably your draft(s).  Between now and then, I'll have sleeper posts, schmohawk (bust) posts, my overall rankings, and an overview of the changes made throughout the NHL since the end of last season.  Additionally, Sven will be providing a team preview on every NHL team, including their prospects.  If there's anything else that you would like me to cover, please let me know in the comments section below and I'll be sure to reply to you.  Now, let's get to the first post of the year! Andrei Svechnikov was the second pick in the NHL Draft last year and had a nice start to his career, scoring 20 goals and 17 assists in 80 games.  If you look at the general boxscore stats, you don't exactly see "Future Fantasy Superstar."  So what makes him a sleeper for this upcoming season?