The Big 50

Last modified: March 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

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

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20 Comments For This Post

  1. Keith Peterson Says:

    Tim Thomas top-10? Just one of many examples of your rankings taking away from the accuracy of an otherwise great website.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    List looks good. Only 1 question: why is sedin higher than giroux? Giroux has more points (and fewer games), takes faceoffs, dual position eligibility, more consistent, and philly would be in the tanker without him (vancouver has excellent depth, philly is still dominating because of giroux even with all the injuries philly has experienced this season).

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I gotta say Alex Pietrangelo has been arguably the best player on my time last 2 and a half months (including players on list). fyi you have Kipper on top 50 and Honourable mention.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    *on my team

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Edler is a stud and miller has turned this season around for the sabres lately so thats what hes done lately,

  6. Brent David Andersson Says:

    Ryan Miller not there?? Jordan Staal is a killer he should be on the list. OMG NO EVANDER KANE he’s having the best season of his career!! 

  7. Anonymous Says:

    He has been there a few times this season, but he has actually been not totally awful for the last couple months. Don’t get me wrong, he was a total fantasy bust this year.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    He’s gonna play a ton of games with Rask out. I also value goalies higher than most. In H2H you can win the league with 2 stud goalies and a mediocre offence, no problem.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    I wavered over this one for a long time, not gonna lie. At the end of the day, Sedin has a greater body of work to go off. Fantasy playoffs are starting, and from now to the rest of the season, I would take Sedin, and not Giroux.  If Giroux continues to play at this level for the rest of the season, he absolutely ranks above Sedin in next year’s pre-season rankings. And you’re splitting hairs between 3-4. Realistically, guys could be moved 1-2 spots either up or down and the end result isn’t much different. I would have no qualms with anyone who ranks Giroux over Sedin.

    And just fyi, I don’t take into account faceoffs because most leagues don’t play with that stat, and I don’t place much value on C as a second position eligibility because center is so deep.  Honestly, how many times did you play Giroux at C this year?

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you, removed Kipper from HM. And Pietrangelo was one of the last cuts, he has had an excellent season

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Miller has been good for a month and a half, but overall a pretty disappointing season imo.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Staal has 38 points and has missed 20 games…He has been hot recently, but he’ll be lucky to break 50 points this season.
    And yep Kane is having a nice season, but he’s not even going to break 60 points.  There is only 50 spots to go around, that’s less than 2 spots per NHL team.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Touche :)

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Ray Whitney should be on there, I know hes on the honorable mention list but he has been a point per game guy (just about) since the start of january and more than a point per game since the begining of february. If that doesn’t get you on there then what does?

  15. Anonymous Says:

    FYI – Ive been benching Pavelski and throwing Whitney in for the last couple of weeks because of his consistancy. Whitney is better lately and on the season as a whole imo – although I will concede that Pavelski should have more upside.

  16. Anonymous Says:

    if vokouns “turn around” i wouldnt call that a turn around is good enough to make the list miller should be above him for sure

  17. Anonymous Says: Do you have account there? If not, you should try it, it’s best, or is there some other same style coach game for NHL? If so, link please =)

  18. Anonymous Says:

    Fantasy hockey is a funny beast.  Some of it is name value, and I am as susceptible as the next guy. In my most competitive league, Whitney has been picked up off waivers a half dozen times, and Pavelski was a 3rd round pick (5 keepers). With an old guy like Whitney, there is always that doubt in the back of your mind that says “this guy can’t keep doing this”, or “he’s going to get hurt, he’s old.” Whether that point of view is backed up by fact is another story. I guess for me, just less risk with Pavelski.

  19. Fiery Says:

    Patrick Elias dropped off despite the fact he is way more valuable than a lot of guys with mediocre point totals who manage to stay on the list??

  20. Watson Says:

    Where is Taylor Hall? I mean, Tyler Seguin is high on the list and if you listen to jackass Bob Stauffer of the Oilers Radio he tells you Hall was and still is the right choice at #1.  LOL. Another FAIL by Oilers Scouts.

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