Ramblings: Revisiting Raanta, CBS Players Ranked Too High (Aug 18)

Ian Gooding


Yesterday I listed numerous players who seemed undervalued in CBS leagues,  so I’ll continue on with the reverse in players that seem overvalued by CBS. There are some that I think everyone will agree with and may simply be clerical errors, but there are others that you might argue have been valued appropriately. In a future Ramblings, I plan to cover Yahoo rankings.

Leon Draisaitl (CBS ranking 3): Broke through in reaching 50 goals and 100 points. I have a hard time thinking he’ll repeat, considering that his shooting percentage was an extremely high 21.6%. If Dave Tippett splits Draisaitl and Connor McDavid in an effort to find more scoring, then 50 goals/100 points seems even less likely.

Mark Stone (CBS ranking 16): I’m a Stone owner in a keeper league, and even I think this ranking is too generous. His value may have improved with the move to Vegas, but you’re usually drafting forwards who should be good for 80 points minimum at this point. Stone has only reached 70 once in his career.

Alexander Radulov (CBS ranking 19): Same idea as Stone, except Radulov has back-to-back 70-plus point seasons. Still, I don’t have any compelling reason to draft him this high.

Jonathan Toews (CBS ranking 35): After settling in the 50-60-point range for a few seasons, Toews burst through with a career-high 81-point campaign. Since Joel Quenneville is gone, Toews has been able to focus on a more offensive game; however, I’m not sold on 80 points being the new normal.

David Rittich (CBS ranking 40): We don’t even know if he’s going to be the starting goalie yet! This is way too high for a potential timeshare goalie, unless you are all in on Calgary this coming season.

Martin Jones (CBS ranking 50): If your league only counts wins, maybe. However, you don’t want to be drafting a goalie at this point whose GAA was nearly 3.00 and SV% was below .900.

Paul Stastny (CBS rankings 54): Would you draft Ryan Nugent-Hopkins or Mats Zuccarello at this point? Nah, me neither. Stastny’s PTS/GP total was similar to those two players.

David Perron (CBS ranking 80): His points-per-game dropped with a move to St. Louis. Even with that, his shooting percentage was an unsustainable 20.5% in 2018-19. Perron is a serviceable player to fill out your roster, but not