Ranking NHL Teams By Forwards

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  1. BeastMode

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    Keep these articles coming, i love to see the certain posters get bent out of shape becasue they don't agree with you.

    Dallas @ 7th is about fair
     
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    Yes the 4th worst offensive team is going to see a over night transformation from bottom 5 in the league to top 10 in the league by adding 2 over the hill players that can't catch a turtle on ice with there skating.
     
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    Over the hill huh, you realize that Joe "Over the hill" Pavelski had 38 goals last year and led your team in goals right? His analysis takes into consideration more than just Pavelski and Perry, but continue to shove that foot in your mouth.
     
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    And this year he won't even crack 30 goals and will end the year closer to 30 points then he will to 60 points.

    And his analysis is his personal opinion on players. And after him saying dylan gambrell will be san jose's 2nd line center over hertl. His opinion on other teams is pretty much as useless as a feather as a paper weight in the wind.
     
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    Maybe you should buy a lottery ticket with that forshadowing ability you seem to have.
     
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    Can tell the people that haven't watched him play much over the past 2 seasons.

    The only way pavelski stays a 30 goal scorer and 60 point player is if brent burns and erik karlsson follow him to dallas.
     
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    We have high end quality passers on defense in Dallas sooooooo
     
  8. Larry Fisher

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    My preseason predictions will be based on my opinions for the season to come — nothing more, nothing less. I am well aware of ALL the stats from last season and past years, but ultimately I am publishing my opinions on the league as a whole. Something most others aren't brave enough to do.
     
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    Ultimately, every prediction and every ranking published by a "professional sports writer" is based on the author's opinion unless it is strictly a stats/metric-based ranking in which case there is no opinion involved and the numbers do all the thinking for you. That has never been my writing style. I like to express my opinions, not all of which will be popular among the masses and not all of which will prove accurate.

    I have published thousands of articles over the last 20 years. I'm shocked this is the first you've seen or heard of me, especially since I've shared the vast majority of my work here at HFBoards. Nevertheless, thanks for reading, always nice to add a new reader/follower!
     
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    The fact that you think he needs a playmaker on defense shows how much you do not understand about his game at this point in his career.
     
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    Rangers at 21th seems wrong. Theyre top10.
     
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    Here's how I would rank those two forward groups:

    Tarasenko>Forsberg
    O'Reilly>Johansen
    Schenn<Duchene
    Schwartz=Arvidsson
    Perron<Turris
    Thomas<Granlund
    Bozak>Bonino
    Sundqvist=Jarnkrok
    Steen<Smith
    Barbashev<Sissons
    Sanford=Watson
    Blais>Grimaldi
    Kyrou<Tolvanen

    That totals out to 6-4-3 in favour of Nashville. Very close. As are many of the teams within the tiers. A slight difference in opinion can certainly alter the rankings.
     
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    Nowhere in my analysis did I say Gambrell would be San Jose's second-line centre over Hertl. That is how the depth chart originally appeared. I did not elaborate on that. You drew your own conclusions, which were not at all in line with my opinions or my analysis on the Sharks.
     
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    Considering that was your response to gambrell being placed at center of the 2nd line it leaves pretty much only one conclusion. Considering you are asking if they prefer the hertl route at center over the one you stated in the article.

     
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    I legitimately laughed pretty hard at this.

    Hertl is the best player out of those 4.

    You literally posted “Labanc-Gambrell-Hertl”.

    Somebody saying that Gambrell is listed as the center and Hertl is listed as the RW there is not “drawing their own conclusions.”

    Goodness gracious. This is just getting pathetic at this point. OP should just admit that he didn’t do his research and move on here.
     
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    Shouldnt even be in the top 15 them above Chicago is hilarious. No one would take Dallas' forward core over San Jose or Chicago lol
     
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    If you’re depending on CapFriendly for a team’s depth chart, you don’t know enough about any team. That’s pretty embarrassing. You’d do better going to the roster discussion threads on any of the team-specific forums here.
     
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    You do realize that Pavelski shot at a ridiculously higher percentage than his career right? Two percent higher even in his career year. As a giant Pavs fan even I expect him to fall back to the 25 goal range.
     
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    Good luck, OP. seriously
     
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    No way is Granlund better than Robert Thomas. Thomas was one of the Blues best forwards at times and probably the most consistent forward during the playoffs outside of ROR. Also, Perron is definitely a bigger difference maker than Turris.

    Point is, Nashville doesn't even have a game breaker. The Blues do have a game breaker and better depth through 4 lines. In fact, the Blues have the best depth among forwards and defensemen in the entire league.
     
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    I was more so just asking what San Jose fans were expecting to see. Like I said several times, those depth charts were based off Cap Friendly. But you might be surprised by Gambrell. Perhaps you don't know your own prospects well enough. That kid could be a top-six forward sooner than later.
     
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    I have admitted several times that I cobbled together a "tentative" depth chart from Cap Friendly for all 31 teams. Most fan bases could nitpick about line combos. That is not unique to San Jose. But the names remain the same and I ranked the teams based on the names, not the combos. It is the posters here suggesting my rankings were based on the line combos rather than the overall talent of the forward group as a whole.
     
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    Well, San Jose lost three forwards from their top nine, does anybody know for sure what those lines are going to look like on opening night? Teams with a lot of offseason turnover make for a lot of guess work when it comes to depth charts.

    For example, I got ridiculed in the defence rankings thread for pairing Cody Ceci with Morgan Rielly. Then, after taking that abuse for a week, it went quiet when Babcock and Rielly said they are looking forward to seeing how Ceci does on the top pairing with Rielly.

    Regardless, as I've said, I ranked the groups as a whole, not based on any specific combos.
     
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    Yeah, we might be surprised by Gambrell alright. He might be so good that he bumps a 35 goal, 74 point center to his off-wing!
     
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    I've been doing ALL of these predictions and rankings for several years running and taking all kinds of flack. This is nothing new to anybody who has been around HF since 2014 or going all the way back to 2002. Predictions are a big part of my work. Sometimes they prove right, sometimes they prove wrong, no different than anybody else. The rankings are my opinions and I'm entitled to those. Not everyone will agree and that's fine too. I watch enough of all 31 teams to form my own opinions and stick to them for the most part — and for better or worse.
     

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