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Fantasy Hockey 2014-15: Final Preseason Rankings

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With the last installment in our Fantasy Hockey Draft Kit, Troy Langefeld provides final preseason rankings for the upcoming NHL season.

How does the trade to the Islanders help Nick Leddy's value? Photo Credit
How does the trade to the Islanders help Nick Leddy's value? Photo Credit
Jared Wickerham

This marks the last installment in our draft kit coverage. We have covered a lot of ground in our 2014 fantasy hockey draft kit and we now find our self in October, just two days from the start of the season. How exciting is that? Week one served as an introduction to the year, outlined our draft kit schedule, league setup details, and a list of important offseason changes. We kicked it up a notch in weeks two and three and provided rankings for each position - center, left wing, right wing, defense, and goalkeeper - as well as a consolidated rankings list for the upcoming season. The fourth week looked at the breakout, sleeper, and bust candidates to watch out for this year and last week prepared you for your drafts by looking at draft strategy and reviewing actual snake and auction draft results. If you missed anything, you can find it all here:

Fake Teams 2014 Fantasy Hockey Draft Kit

I'm not going to get into any detailed discussion in these updated rankings. Most of it should be pretty obvious given preseason roster moves, injuries, and line combinations. If you have any questions you can ask me in the comments or on twitter. Let's bring out the new and final preseason rankings:

1 Sidney Crosby Pit C
2 Steven Stamkos TB C
3 John Tavares NYI C
4 Claude Giroux Phi C,RW
5 Corey Perry Anh RW
6 Alex Ovechkin Was RW
7 Evgeni Malkin Pit C,RW
8 Tuukka Rask Bos G
9 Jonathan Quick LA G
10 Ryan Getzlaf Anh C
11 Patrick Kane Chi C,RW
12 Henrik Lundqvist NYR G
13 Jamie Benn Dal LW
14 Phil Kessel Tor RW
15 Tyler Seguin Dal C,RW
16 Anze Kopitar LA C
17 Carey Price Mon G
18 Jonathan Toews Chi C
19 Chris Kunitz Pit LW
20 Taylor Hall Edm C,LW
21 Patrick Sharp Chi C,LW
22 Erik Karlsson Ott D
23 Nicklas Backstrom Was C
24 Nathan MacKinnon Col C,RW
25 Cory Schneider NJ G
26 Matt Duchene Col C,LW
27 P.K. Subban Mon D
28 Joe Pavelski SJ C,LW
29 Zach Parise Min LW
30 Semyon Varlamov Col G
31 Patrick Marleau SJ C,LW
32 James Neal Nsh LW,RW
33 Corey Crawford Chi G
34 Marian Gaborik LA RW
35 Ben Bishop TB G
36 Marc-Andre Fleury Pit G
37 Jason Spezza Dal C
38 Pavel Datsyuk Det C,LW
39 Sergei Bobrovsky Cls G
40 Logan Couture SJ C,LW
41 Marian Hossa Chi RW
42 Shea Weber Nsh D
43 Henrik Zetterberg Det C,LW
44 Kari Lehtonen Dal G
45 Duncan Keith Chi D
46 Max Pacioretty Mon LW
47 Alex Pietrangelo StL D
48 Gabriel Landeskog Col LW
49 Henrik Sedin Van C
50 Joe Thornton SJ C
51 Daniel Sedin Van LW
52 Pekka Rinne Nsh G
53 David Backes StL C,RW
54 Keith Yandle Ari D
55 Wayne Simmonds Phi RW
56 Antti Niemi SJ G
57 Eric Staal Car C
58 Mike Smith Ari G
59 Dustin Byfuglien Wpg RW,D
60 Patrice Bergeron Bos C
61 Brian Elliott StL G
62 Jordan Eberle Edm RW
63 Roberto Luongo Fla G
64 T.J. Oshie StL C,RW
65 Ryan Kesler Anh C,RW
66 David Krejci Bos C
67 Brad Richards Chi C,LW
68 Kris Letang Pit D
69 Ryan Miller Van G
70 Martin St. Louis NYR RW
71 Thomas Vanek Min LW,RW
72 Oliver Ekman-Larsson Ari D
73 Jarome Iginla Col RW
74 Alexander Steen StL C,LW
75 James van Riemsdyk Tor LW
76 Jeff Carter LA C,RW
77 Drew Doughty LA D
78 Jimmy Howard Det G
79 Brandon Saad Chi LW,RW
80 Gustav Nyquist Det C,RW
81 Kyle Okposo NYI RW
82 Jeff Skinner Car LW,RW
83 Victor Hedman TB D
84 Bryan Little Wpg C,RW
85 Rick Nash NYR LW,RW
86 Jaroslav Halak NYI G
87 Zdeno Chara Bos D
88 Ryan Johansen Cls C,RW
89 Milan Lucic Bos LW
90 Ryan Suter Min D
91 Evander Kane Wpg LW
92 Paul Stastny StL C
93 Jason Pominville Min RW
94 Braden Holtby Was G
95 Steve Mason Phi G
96 Jakub Voracek Phi RW
97 Radim Vrbata Van RW
98 Frederik Andersen Anh G
99 John Gibson Anh G
100 Matt Niskanen Was D
101 Blake Wheeler Wpg RW
102 Alex Tanguay Col LW,RW
103 Bobby Ryan Ott LW,RW
104 Jonathan Bernier Tor G
105 Jaden Schwartz StL LW
106 Scott Hartnell Cls LW
107 Loui Eriksson Bos LW,RW
108 Andrew Ladd Wpg LW
109 Niklas Kronwall Det D
110 Ryan O'Reilly Col C,LW
111 Kevin Shattenkirk StL D
112 Tyler Toffoli LA RW
113 Torey Krug Bos D
114 Ryan McDonagh NYR D
115 Tomas Hertl SJ LW
116 Valeri Nichushkin Dal RW
117 Alex Goligoski Dal D
118 Jonathan Drouin TB LW
119 Patric Hornqvist Pit RW
120 Mark Giordano Cgy D
121 Pascal Dupuis Pit LW,RW
122 Chris Kreider NYR LW
123 Alexander Semin Car LW,RW
124 James Wisniewski Cls D
125 Anton Khudobin Car G
126 Joffrey Lupul Tor LW,RW
127 Christian Ehrhoff Pit D
128 Brandon Dubinsky Cls C,LW
129 Tyler Johnson TB C
130 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Edm C
131 Jake Allen StL G
132 Evgeny Kuznetsov Was C
133 Derek Stepan NYR C
134 Dion Phaneuf Tor D
135 Alex Stalock SJ G
136 Reilly Smith Bos RW
137 Craig Anderson Ott G
138 Ales Hemsky Dal RW
139 Brent Burns SJ RW,D
140 Johan Franzen Det LW,RW
141 Mike Ribeiro Nsh C
142 Kyle Turris Ott C
143 Mikko Koivu Min C
144 David Perron Edm LW,RW
145 Mark Scheifele Wpg C
146 David Desharnais Mon C
147 Ondrej Palat TB LW
148 Tyler Bozak Tor C
149 Brendan Gallagher Mon RW
150 Brayden Schenn Phi C,LW
151 Tyson Barrie Col D
152 Nathan Horton Cls RW
153 Ondrej Pavelec Wpg G
154 Matt Moulson Buf LW
155 John Carlson Was D
156 Jaromir Jagr NJ RW
157 Brad Marchand Bos LW
158 Jonas Hiller Cgy G
159 Justin Faulk Car D
160 Nazem Kadri Tor C
161 Brent Seabrook Chi D
162 Roman Josi Nsh D
163 Ryan Callahan TB RW
164 Nick Leddy NYI D
165 Mike Green Was D
166 Dan Boyle NYR D
167 Justin Williams LA RW
168 Andrei Markov Mon D
169 Mark Streit Phi D
170 Niklas Backstrom Min G
171 Dustin Brown LA LW,RW
172 Jakob Silfverberg Anh LW,RW
173 Curtis Glencross Cgy LW
174 Ben Scrivens Edm G
175 Mats Zuccarello NYR LW
176 Cam Fowler Anh D
177 Jiri Hudler Cgy LW,RW
178 Colin Wilson Nsh C,LW
179 Alex Killorn TB C,LW
180 Jason Garrison TB D
181 Brian Campbell Fla D
182 Jhonas Enroth Buf G
183 Alexander Edler Van D
184 Shane Doan Ari LW,RW
185 Jack Johnson Cls D
186 Jay Bouwmeester StL D
187 Valtteri Filppula TB C,LW
188 Michael Cammalleri NJ C,LW
189 Travis Zajac NJ C
190 Jake Muzzin LA D
191 Jason Demers SJ D
192 Patrik Elias NJ C,LW
193 Slava Voynov LA D
194 Mikael Granlund Min C
195 Justin Schultz Edm D
196 Adam Henrique NJ C
197 Carl Soderberg Bos C
198 Darcy Kuemper Min G
199 Robin Lehner Ott G
200 Tomas Plekanec Mon C

Attached you can find the full Microsoft Excel version of my rankings and lists this year: Fantasy Hockey Rankings 2014.

So that's it I guess. Our 2014 fantasy hockey preseason draft kit is now complete. I hope you've enjoyed our coverage and I hope that it can help lead you to fantasy success this year. Don't forget that the draft is only the first step on the journey through the season and that you must appropriately manage your team through the year in order to make it a championship season. As such, I plan to be back each week through the season to try and help you out. I will provide some potential targets to acquire and answer fantasy hockey questions that you may have. Hopefully together we can bring home the title this year.

Good luck this year fantasy players! Let's enjoy the season!

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