Fantasy Indicators of Success 2009: Centermen

Ryan Ma

2009-11-24

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This week – the final instalment of the series which will deal with the Western Conference centermen. The fantasy value of pivots can be identified using the same two main stats as we used for the last couple of weeks for wingers and defenseman, which is PP ice-time and SOG. The reasoning behind it is the same. The amount of PP ice-time given usually separates players who are heavily relied upon to carry the team offensively than those who are role players. On a similar note, SOG usually maintains a similar line of thought, but it has more emphasis for a center than it does for a winger. Centers are generally considered to be "pass first" players, which is why you tend to see wingers with much higher SOG totals than centers, which makes owning a center who shoots that much more important to fantasy hockey than those that don't. Now that we've established clear indicators on determining the fantasy value of centers, let's take a closer look at a few of the them from the Western Conference.

 

Anaheim

Name

SOG

Overall Ice-Time

PP Ice-Time

Status

Ryan Getzlaf

46

22:50

4:10

Buy

Saku Koivu

35

18:57

2:42

Buy

Todd Marchant

28

15:22

0:06

WW

Ryan