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HFBoards Top 31 NHL Centers

Ranking the top 31 centers in the NHL.
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  1. Barrie22

    Barrie22 Shark fan in hiding

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    Oh i agree with RNH not being on this list. That comment is more based on another forward ranking list that has been posted in the past few days. And the writer claiming that RNH is in another tier higher then hertl in more of a tier with couture and duchene.
     
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  2. J T Money

    J T Money Biggest Bozo

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    They do have the same two-way style, but it's primarily about age. You know Bergeron's days are running low as opposed to Barkov coming into his prime.
     
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    Because he's a beneficiary playing on the best regular season team that inflates just about anyone's points. I'd like to see how many points he generates playing a traditional #1C role going up against other team's top players on just about any other team. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't he play #2C behind the palat-stamkos-kucherov line allowing him to feast off of weaker defensemen?
     
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    A Selke finalist with back-to-back 30+ goal 76 point seasons? Who do you have over him? No one below him scores significantly more and he's better defensively than all of them besides Kopitar.

    What do you guys think about Mark Stone being ranked #6 in wingers despite only breaking 70 points once?
     
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    Kale Hulls Registered User

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    Mark Stone should fire his agent because Vegas took his money.
     
  6. heybuddyhowyadoing

    heybuddyhowyadoing Registered User

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    There is a lot of good players in this list.

    Some of the voting seems like trajectory as opposed to how they might fair against veterans/players whose
    team has tanked a little.

    How else do you explain why Getzlaf & Kopitar are so low, or Sebastian Aho ranked above so many good centers?
     
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  7. Ryan Michaels

    Ryan Michaels Registered User

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    Alright, I know better but I'll bite, who goes ahead of Matthews? And given that he "really stands out" at 7 I expect you to answer with multiple players who are clearly better. I get why people get mad when Canadian media outlets put Matthews at 4 but 7 is far from egregious. I can see an argument for Point? I'd disagree with it but I can see it, otherwise I'm honestly not sure.
     
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    You’re wrong. He plays 1C with Kucherov

    Stamkos is our 2C and I don’t think any lightning fans here think he should promoted back up
     
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    Nineteen67 Registered User Sponsor

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    Opie has Matthews as an anchor baby?
     
  10. valet

    valet obviously adhd

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    it's montreal. they are all about price
     
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    valet obviously adhd

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    i'm not a lightning fan but i watch a lot of their games because they are just usually such a pleasure to see. anyways, i agree. point has been steadily better than stammer and it is a shame to see him so low. if you swap him with matthews i think this list makes a lot more sense. hard to justify that #7 spot when he's barely above ppg pace on an offensive juggernaut like toronto (even with his goal scoring). maybe one day he'll get there, it's just not today
     
  12. bobholly39

    bobholly39 Registered User

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    Point had a season of 66 than 92 points. The problem with him is lack of track record. Is he a 66 or a 92 point guy?

    Not sure i buy into him being a 92 point guy yet. If he repeats he'll move up significantly.

    Not that different from MacKinnon a year ago. No one had him #3 a year ago bc of lack of track record - but then he repeated his season and hes top 3 for all and some have him even higher.

    Matthews - unlike Point - has the whole #1 OA hype/potential thing going for him and he's always been expected to be this good so its a bit easier to give him a bit of a pass for injuries that hurt his season.
     
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    Kotkaniemi15 Registered User

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    ?
     
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    You're too high.
     
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    Eat The Rich Registered User

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    If I was then I might agree with Barkov at #4
     
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    Backstrom and Bergeron should be lower. Horvat should be on the HM list. Getzlaf should be off the list this aint 2015.
     
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    Barkov scored 96 points without top-10 wingers in his line. After last season, you can argue Barkov over Bergeron.
     
  18. Mobiandi

    Mobiandi Seanny Gaudreau

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    Getzlaf is way too low
     
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    kilowatt Registered User

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    It sure is weird seeing guys like Crosby, Backstrom, and Kopitar north of 30.
     
  20. Sanchise90

    Sanchise90 Registered User

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    Few things that jumped out to me:

    1) Auston Matthews ahead of Stamkos and Point. Man, for all the flack people get for being "Leaf Haters:, that' s some lofty praise.

    2) I think people are sleeping on Monahan

    3) I also think people are sleeping on Tyler Seguin
     
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    Bergeron should definitely be ahead of Barkov, I’d place Malkin ahead of him as well. Not sure when or how Barkov went from being underrated to overrated.
     
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    Where do you place Leon Draisaitl?
     
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  23. HyPnOtiK

    HyPnOtiK Registered User

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    El oh alllll

    Barkov is currently below Couturier this year
     
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    You're too high for this post. He's top 10, especially if you're putting Barkov #4
     
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    Kopitar? He's currently not close defensively to Coots
     

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