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.
Left Wing is fairly strong this year, combining elite talent at the top and strong depth all the way down to number 40. Alex Ovechkin is a wild card under new Capitals coach Adam Oates. He could bounce back and find himself as the number one left wing in fantasy hockey, or again fall outside the top 5. Alexander Semin is another interesting case, monitor closely his situation in Carolina.