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For the average fantasy hockey player, draft preparation consists of purchasing a magazine, turning to the last page and cracking open a beer 10 minutes before draft time. They may pull up an injury report while they're waiting for that last guy to drop off his kids and show up 10 minutes late for the draft. For those who put their fate entirely in the hands of the experts, you will undoubtedly miss on a few of your picks. To provide some context for your cheat sheet, I've taken the liberty of rating their ratings. After finalizing my own draft rankings (free at [url]landsharkhockey.com), I took the liberty of pulling up the lists for some of the major go-to sources: The Hockey News, NHL.com, and Yahoo. Here's what they got wrong. Today, I'll deal with the over-rated players. I'll follow up tomorrow with the under-rated misses.


Corey Perry (NHL:3 / Yahoo:3 / landsharkhockey:11)
Ryan Getzlaf (Yahoo:6 / THN:8 / landsharkhockey:18 )
These two go together. Either you believe last season was a bit of an anomaly (I do), or you overdraft them both.

Nicklas Backstrom (THN:11 / landsharkhockey:19)
Unless your league is based purely on assists, this is overreaching in the early rounds.

Jonathan Toews (NHL:12 / landsharkhockey:33)
As a Captain, sure. As a fantasy Round 2 pick? No way.

Patrick Sharp (NHL: 18 / Yahoo:18 / THN:26 / landsharkhockey:64)
Injury prone and getting older. I see a major decline for Sharp. They don't.

Patrice Bergeron (Yahoo:20 / landsharkhockey:81)
I assume Yahoo was looking at the faceoff stats. Otherwise, are you serious?

David Backes (Yahoo:27 / landsharkhockey:76)
Again, Yahoo loves their captains. This is fantasy hockey, not the real thing. Don't reach nearly that far for Backes.

Martin St. Louis (THN:28 / landsharkhockey:62)
He's 39 years old, guys.

Jason Pominville (THN:38 / landsharkhockey:60)
Not a horrible reach at 38, but you can wait a few more rounds here.

Jaromir Jagr (THN:54 / landsharkhockey:88)
He'll be sitting there in the last round. Be patient.


Mike Green (THN:4 / landsharkhockey:19)
Wow. Fourth? That would be great for the Caps and the NHL to see this revival. Won't happen.

Ryan McDonagh (Yahoo:12 / NHL:13 / landsharkhockey:45)
Once again - real NHL he's a stud. Fantasy? Average.

Mark Streit (THN:13 / landsharkhockey:45)
Best days are behind him. Way behind him. 13th is silly.

Mark Giordano (THN:14 / landsharkhockey:44)
I can't see him repeating last year's magic.

Matt Niskanen (Yahoo:14 / landsharkhockey:39)
Plus-minus fluke has Yahoo reaching crazy early for an average fantasy option you'll drop in week 3.

Jason Garrison (THN:17 / landsharkhockey:48)
I just don't understand this one.

Brian Campbell (THN:19 / Yahoo:25 / landsharkhockey:52)
He's still in Florida, right?


Ben Bishop (THN:2 / landsharkhockey:8)
I see a big season for big Bishop. Just not that big.

Semyon Varlamov (THN:3 / landsharkhockey:9)
He won't come close to last season's breakout numbers again.

Corey Schneider (NHL:10 / landsharkhockey:21)
The Devils will be bottom feeders this season, meaning Schneider won't compile enough wins, no matter how well he plays.

Cam Ward (THN:21 / landsharkhockey:35)
I love the Canes, but can't understand why Ward continues to get fantasy attention like this.

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September 25, 2014 1:07 PM ET | Delete
I guess you must play a scoring only League.
September 25, 2014 1:52 PM ET | Delete
While for the most part, Streits days are behind him, taking over on the top PP unit, which is deadly, can justify that ranking.
September 25, 2014 3:53 PM ET | Delete
You are a special kind of special if you believe the devils will be bottom feeders
September 25, 2014 5:53 PM ET | Delete
Lots of Hate in this blog, jebus
September 25, 2014 8:50 PM ET | Delete
First of all, you might wanna specify what categories your league scores before posting this. Secondly, maybe post some stats/projections/facts to support your stance, otherwise this is merely opinion-based.
September 26, 2014 2:24 AM ET | Delete
So.....why should anyone go off your rankings? Aside from opinions what do you offer? This whole blog was like reading a post by that Jabroni Prock. Basically your saying you know more than the so called experts and we should just believe you. You suck at life.
September 26, 2014 4:55 AM ET | Delete
Getzlaf has been over a ppg in every season except one since his rookie year.Perry is one of the elite goal scorers in the gameLast year an anomaly? Wtf. Both are reasonable top ten picks without a doubt
September 29, 2014 11:53 AM ET | Delete
Backes is very valuable in fantasy hockey. You do realize that real hockey translates to fantasy right?
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