Players you should be drafting in all standard formats:
- Eric Staal: If the ‘Canes are going to do big things this year, Staal is the guy to start it off.
- Jordan Staal: Coming off of a stellar season filling in for Crosby and now united with big bro’.
- Alexander Semin: Not even a rocket science could figure this guy out. You have to like the situation, though.
- Jeff Skinner: Forget about him? Entering his third year, Skinner will certainly produce anywhere in the lineup.
- Cam Ward: If you are expecting wins we are, you will want to own Ward.
Players you’ll take as a flier at the end of your draft or in deeper leagues. Think 12-16 teams with multiple forward and util spots.
- Joni Pitkanen: Limited last season but a consistent assist machine.
- Justin Faulk: Has the potential to build off of a rookie season where 5 of his 8 goals came on the powerplay.
- Jamie McBain: Likely to get more playing time over Faulk, McBain will also contribute on the powerplay.