Welcome to the Daily Faceoff pre-season rankings. Rankings were particularly difficult this year due to the lack of information regarding lines, playing time, tracking how players were doing in Europe, and a variety of other factors. Please take these rankings with a grain of salt, and use our knowledge to supplement your own best judgement. Feel free to voice your opinion in the comments!
Players are ranked at each position they are eligible for in Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey.
There are a couple of interesting situations to monitor this season when it comes to goaltending. The Schneider/Luongo situation remains unresolved in Vancouver, and it remains to be seen who gets the bulk of the work for a strong St. Louis Blues squad. Back-up goalies should have more value than usual this year due to the condensed schedule, so a back-up on a good team (Bernier, Vokoun, Neuvirth) could have more value than a starter on a weaker squad (Pavelec, Nabokov).