Fantasy Indicators of Success (2010): Centermen

Ryan Ma

2010-11-30

Richards

 

Sorry about last week. I recently moved into my new home and thought the internet connection would be activated quickly. Here now is the final part of the Fantasy Indicators of Success series taking a closer look at the Western Conference centermen. The fantasy value of a center can easily be identified by interpreting the same two stats used to identify the value of blue-liners and wingers which is PP ice-time and SOG. The reasoning behind it is very simple. PP ice-time usually separates players who are offensive-minded from those that are defensive-oriented. The more PP time they receive usually equates to more offensive opportunities they'll have to score with the advantage. On a similar note, SOG usually maintains a similar line of thought. The more a center shoots, the higher the chance it goes into the net or creating offensive chances. The opposite also holds true, the less a center shoots, the lower the chance that the puck goes into the net and the lower the offensive opportunities. Now that we've established clear indicators on determining the fantasy value of centers, let's take a closer look at the men up the middle from the Western Conference.

 

NOTE: These are based on one-year leagues, and not meant for keeper/dynasty leagues.

 

Also I looked used the positions as listed on www.nhl.com, so there might be some discrepancies in position compared to your league settings.

 

Anaheim

 

Name

Points

SOG

Overall Ice-Time

PP Ice-Time

Status

Ryan Getzlaf

25

40

20:38

3:44

Stand Pat

Saku