Earmarked for Success (East 2010): Part Two

Ryan Ma

2010-07-29

Gaborik

 

Russ is on hiatus for the summer, so I'll be filling in for him. You Dobberities won't miss out on the Eastern Conference half of the information for your fantasy leagues in these series of columns.

 

As many of the Dobber writers have alluded to, offensive production essentially boils down to opportunity. A top-line player will receive every possible chance to succeed, while a top-six player will receive decent even strength/second unit power-play ice-time for production. A depth player will most likely receive checking line time and definitely won't receive ample optimal scoring time. Their big break will only come if there are injuries or sudden collapses of young players from their team's top-six.

 

We all like to be optimistic with our projections, but there really isn't a point in projection 80 points for a player who won't even crack a team's top-line let alone top-six. If you haven't read my projections article, definitely go and take a gander. I know I had an eye-opening experience when digging up all the stats. Note: Take the line combos with a grain of salt. They are just arbitrary and are used primarily to separate a team's top-six from the bottom-six. I really don't want to get into arguments about player X had chemistry with player Y; therefore they'll be on a line together during the season. I must add that I'm not as informed about the East as I am with the West, so if there are any controversial items, be sure to make comments at the bottom of the page to open up some discussion.

 

The following table was the same from last week's column, so make sure you pay attention to the numbers.

 

Offensive Player's scoring position on team

West

East

League

Median

Max

Min

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