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Final fantasy rankings: A look ahead to next season

Wednesday, 04.06.2011 / 2:27 PM / Fantasy Hockey Draft Rankings, Advice and Analysis

By Matt Cubeta - NHL.com Staff Writer

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Final fantasy rankings: A look ahead to next season
Looking to get a head start on drafting your next team? Take a glance over NHL.com's final 2010-11 rankings to begin building ideas of who belongs on your roster for the 2011-12 season.
With the 2010-11 NHL season coming to a close, it's time take to take a look ahead at where the League's top players rank among the fantasy world for next season. These rankings take into consideration how players performed this season and how we expect them to play next season. They will obviously fluctuate during the offseason with playoff performances, trades and free-agent signings leading into the 2011-12 campaign -- but for now, here's a breakdown of the top players at each position.

Players that possess dual-position eligibility in standard Yahoo! Fantasy Leagues are included in multiple positional ranks -- they are signified with an asterisk.

CENTERS
Rank
 Team
Player
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
    
Rank
 Team
Player
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Just Missed: Logan Couture, Tomas Plekanec, Derek Roy, Paul Stastny, Patrice Bergeron, Brandon Dubinsky, Jeff Skinner*, David Krejci, Mike Ribeiro, Mikhail Grabovski

LEFT WINGS
Rank
 Team
Player
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
    
Rank
 Team
Player
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Just Missed: Matt Moulson, R.J. Umberger*, Andy McDonald*, Ray Whitney, Alex Tanguay, Andrew Ladd, David Booth, Tyler Ennis*, Evander Kane, Vinny Prospal

RIGHT WINGS
Rank
 Team
Player
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
    
Rank
 Team
Player
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Just Missed: Martin Havlat, Ryan Callahan, Michael Grabner, Justin Williams, Ales Hemsky, Rene Bourque, Mikael Samuelsson, Drew Stafford, Patric Hornqvist, Brad Boyes

DEFENSEMEN
Rank
 Team
Player
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13 Kris Letang
    
Rank
 Team
Player
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

26-50: Chris Pronger, Mark Giordano, Ryan Whitney, Alex Pietrangelo, Brent Seabrook, Jack Johnson, Ryan Suter, John Carlson, Erik Johnson, Tyler Myers, Dennis Wideman, Andrei Markov, Kevin Shattenkirk, Niklas Kronwall, Stephane Robidas, Joe Corvo, Kimmo Timonen, Marc Staal, Dennis Seidenberg, Andrej Meszaros, Cody Franson, Travis Hamonic, Kevin Bieksa, Cam Fowler, Ryan Ellis

Just Missed: Brian Campbell, Jordan Leopold, Bryan McCabe, Marek Zidlicky, Dan Girardi, Anton Babchuk, Jay Bouwmeester, Joni Pitkanen, Matt Carle, Zach Bogosian

GOALIES
Rank
 Team
Player
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
    
Rank
 Team
Player
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Just Missed: Dwayne Roloson, Steve Mason, Tuukka Rask, Braden Holtby, Al Montoya, Jonathan Bernier, Ray Emery, Brian Elliott, Brian Boucher, Dan Ellis

Contact Matt Cubeta at MCubeta@nhl.com

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