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Crosby, Malkin headline fantasy centers

By NHL.com Staff

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Crosby, Malkin headline fantasy centers
By far the deepest position in fantasy hockey, centers, will certainly fly off the board in the early rounds of drafts this year. If you end up selecting a center with your first-round choice, it would probably be wise to wait a while to grab your second starting center, being there is easily the most talent throughout the position. If you go with a different strategy and miss out on the elite centers, don't fret, you can simply take a center much later in the draft and end up being completely satisfied.

Not a surprise to see superstar Sidney Crosby leading the rankings, with teammate Evgeni Malkin right behind him and Nicklas Backstrom coming in at No. 3. Centers Crosby, Backstrom and Henrik Sedin were three of only four NHL players to have 100-plus points last season, and Malkin likely would have achieved that feat had he not missed 15 games due to injury. Whether you end up with Steven Stamkos or Travis Zajac, one thing is certain at the center position: the amount of depth is as good as it has ever been.

Top 150 Overall | Left Wings | Right Wings | Defensemen | Goalies

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*C and LW eligibility in Yahoo!

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RANK TEAM PLAYER
1. Sidney crosby
2. Steven Stamkos
3. Corey Perry
4. Evgeni Malkin
5. Ryan Getzlaf

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