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Hey everyone!  With the season fast approaching, I’m going to put the team previews to the side and instead focus on the prospects.  You can find my rankings under the banner at the top of the page and I’ll have an updated top 200 on one page up on Wednesday morning.  I’m going to cover the rest of the Central Division in this post and then have an entire post on Pacific Division prospects later in the week.  Let’s go team by team looking at their top few prospects and their fantasy potential:

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Hey everyone!  Instead of simply relisting all of my top 200, I’m going to go through the guys who are moving up or down my rankings in a significant fashion, be it for injury or otherwise.  If people want me to post an updated top 200 list, I can do that for Monday, but it would simply be a list without details.  This post is to give you details on these movements so to follow along, here are my Top 50, Top 100, Top 150, and Top 200.  I will continually update this post until the start of the season to keep everything up to date.  Here are the latest movers:

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It’s Reid’s favorite episode when he gets to tear apart my rankings!  We start off recapping all of the latest news, notably Anaheim and Ottawa, two Conference Finalists from a year ago, already being gutted by injuries.  After that, the new rule changes are discussed and if there is any impact in fantasy.  Then Reid gets his turn bringing up his biggest qualms with my rankings and I get to defend myself.  At least he said I don’t have anything as crazy as some of ESPN’s rankings!  All of that and more in the latest edition of the Razzball Hockey Podcast brought to you by League Safe!

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Once you get outside of the top 200 overall, you’re looking at the last 2-3 picks in a standard 12 man league.  There are a few different ways you can go about making your last few picks.  You can shoot for upside, get a couple safe players if you already have plenty of upside, fill out your last couple defensemen, grab a goalie out of desperation.  I’m going to list a bunch of players in different categories that fall outside of my top 200 that you can target depending on what you’re looking for.  I’m not going to go into detail on these guys but I will put them in my order of preference.  Here is my list:

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SMASHVILLE brought itself onto the national scene making a run to the Stanley Cup Finals despite finishing 4th in the division.  They were a couple questionable calls away from potentially winning a Cup in their first trip in franchise history.  I’m not upset about it or anything, I only bet them to win the Cup in the preseason last year :/  Anyways, most of their team is back with a couple supplementary additions to help make another deep run.  Let’s take a look at what Peter Laviolette has to work with:

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It’s the final countdown!  This will close out my rankings following my Top 50, Top 100 and Top 150 posts.  After the Top 200, there will be a revised list coming out later in the week updating for injuries and other moves and a separate post about some players I would target with my last pick or two.  Let’s get right to it!

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The St. Louis Blues had quite the roller coaster ride of a season in 2016-17.  They started off slowly before rallying to the point where playoffs were a certainty.  That didn’t stop Doug Armstrong from shipping out Kevin Shattenkirk at the deadline after they couldn’t agree to a contract extension.  Despite the loss of Shattenkirk and Robby Fabbri to a torn ACL, the Blues upset the Wild in the first round of the playoffs before losing to the Predators in round 2.  There are some questions on the blue line and in net but their forward group, if healthy, has incredible depth plus elite talent.  Let’s take a look at what Mike Yeo has to work with:

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Reid joins me after his trip to California to discuss the Pacific Division.  After I discuss the RCL’s being launched, we look at each team and decide if they should be better, worse, or the same for the upcoming season.  Afterwards, we look at players that could break out, continue to progress or guys that will regress.  To conclude, each of us predict the final standings for the division.  There are a couple teams that both of us like more than consensus and a couple that we are down on.  All of that and more on the latest edition of the Razzball Hockey Podcast brought to you by League Safe!

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Hey guys!  For those of you who have been reading the site for some time, you know that the fantasy sports here on Razzball have Razzball Commenter Leagues.  They are a way for everyone in the Razzball community to show their skills against each other, talk the sport they’re playing and even talk some smack.  Last season we had only 6 leagues, a slight uptick from my first year at Razzball but still a bit disappointing.  Now, with almost a month until the season starts, I’d love to crack double digit leagues, if not more!  Hopefully this will keep building the hockey community and maybe you’ll win the grand prize.  Here are the details:

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