The final edition of the 2011-12 BIg 50 has fantasy MVP Evgeni Malkin at the top. Apologies for the formatting, I ran into some technical difficulties.
Once again, we take in to account position, past performance and expected future stats. I know no one ever agrees on these things so feel free to rip me a new one in the comments!
A couple of notes:
-Long term injuries are excluded from the board and will be listed in “The Injury Brigade”.
-The “What Have You Done For Me Lately?” category is littered with guys you would normally expect to see in the top 50 but have not been performing for an extended period of time.
-The “Honourable Mention” section is for guys who couldn’t quite crack the top 50 this time around.
-Statistics and comments are current as of games played on March 9th.
Dropped off: Pavel Datsyuk (inj), Patrick Elias, Brian Elliott, Jimmy Howard (inj), Kris Letang (inj), Joffrey Lupul (inj), Nicklas Lidstrom (inj), Tuukka Rask (inj), Jeff Skinner, Jonathon Toews (inj)
The Injury Brigade: Nicklas Backstrom, Sidney Crosby, Pavel Datsyuk, Mike Green (susp.), Jimmy Howard, Mikko Koivu, Vincent Lecavalier, Kris Letang, Nicklas Lidstrom, Joffrey Lupul, Andrei Markov, Chris Pronger, Tuukka Rask, Alex Steen, Jonathan Toews
What Have You Done For Me Lately?: Martin Brodeur, Jeff Carter, Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Miller,Mike Richards, Bobby Ryan
Honourable Mention: Dan Boyle, Danny Briere, Dustin Brown, Alex Burrows, Ryan Callahan, Brian Campbell, Erik Cole, Logan Couture, Ryane Clowe, Alex Edler, Patrick Elias, Loui Eriksson, Valtteri Filppula, Taylor Hall, Jaromir Jagr, Olli Jokinen, Evander Kane, Chris Kunitz, Vincent Lecavalier, Kari Lehtonen, Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Milan Michalek, Matt Moulson, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Zach Parise, Ondrej Pavelec, Dion Phaneuf, Alex Pietrangelo, Tomas Plekanec, Jason Pominville, Mike RIbeiro, Brad Richards, Eric Staal, Jordan Staal, Ryan Suter, Jose Theodore, Tomas Vokoun, Radim Vrbata, Blake Wheeler, Ray Whitney, Keith Yandle