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Rick Roos

2022-02-16

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Topic #1In a 12 team league counting G, A, +/-, PIM, PPPts, SHP, GWG, SOG, HIT, and BLK as skater categories how would the following forwards be ranked in terms of their keeper value: Timo Meier, William Nylander, Patrik Laine, Mark Scheifele, Martin Necas, Teuvo Teravainen, Drake Batherson, Jack Hughes, Trevor Zegras, Dylan Larkin?

Although the questions specified this was for a keeper, what wasn't made clear is the relevant time frame, as that will matter. I'll put my ratings into three categories: next season, three seasons from now, and five plus seasons.

PlayerRank for next seasonRank for three seasons from nowRank for five plus seasons from now
Meier124
Nylander468
Laine877
Scheifele799
Necas1086
Teravainen91010
Batherson345
Hughes212
Zegras631
Larkin553

As shown, no player is in the top three for all time frames, and Teravainen is the sole player in the bottom three for each. Nylander's r