Sporting News: Top 25 under 25 for 2019-20

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  1. Steve Kournianos @thedraftanalyst

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    NHL top 25 under 25: Ranking hockey's best young stars for 2019-20




    This list is not based on potential like other prospect or draft-related stuff I've done. This is based purely on resumes, with 2018-19 season production at 5v5 amongst 25-and-under peers the foundation of the analysis. Team success and the role that player on on that successful team also played a role. I tried not to read too much into QoT and QoC, but some were too obvious to overlook.

    Lastly, this was finished in late September, so one or two on the list may technically not be "under 25".

    Edit: The honorable mentions are in no specific order.
     
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    Started and immediately see Dahlin and Heiskanen below Dunn. What in the actual f***?
     
  3. Rob Brown Way She Goes

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    Yeah that was absolutely bizarre, not to mention guys like Boeser, Laine, Hart, Kakko, Hughes etc. below him too in the HM section.
     
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    Marner, Chabot and Dunn seem weirdly high. Not sure if I'm blind or if Nylander isn't even an honorable mention
     
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    Completely agree.
     
  6. 7even Tyrannical geometry

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    McDavid over Matthews, Draisaitl over Dermott, what a joke

    Oilers bias is getting out of hand
     
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    I agree. Says it’s based on resume, not potential yet has some guys on the list clearly based off potential
     
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    Very good call out on Nylander. That's a huge omission.
     
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    Based on resume...... Drai at #8 lol
     
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    They’re pretty darn high on Vince Dunn, aren’t they?


    tldr - They’re pretty darn high
     
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    So the methodology used for this ranking is

    ***"""The players listed below belong to an elite group of performers who bear the responsibility of carrying the league to greater heights.They draw crowds, sell jerseys, dominate late-night highlights and stretch the history of their profession from common to legendary.""""

    Not quite sure a player like Vince Dunn fits that criteria. Not hating on the player.
     
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    How is Meier (despite his disappointing start this season) so much lower than Boeser and (the overrated) Connor? He is even listed after Konecny who is clearly an inferior player. Laine is also to low based of just one bad season. Marner over Pasternak and Rantanen seems fishy to...
     
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    So much talent under 25 it’s absurd. This league is in good hands.
     
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    from what I can see this has nothing to do with potential. Dunn last year was better than both of those guys so I don’t see anything wrong with it.
     
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    I am Dunn with non-believers. Some people just cannot be conVinced.
     
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    1. McDavid
    2. Matthews
    3. MacKinnon
    4. Barkov
    5. Jones
    6. Point
    7. Marner
    8. Raantanen
    9. Draisaitl
    10. Pastrnak
     
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    Yeah, Dahlin and Heiskanin below Dunn (and Dahlin 19th.....) is pretty awful
     
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    If they weren't taking potential into account I don't think they'd have someone like McAvoy that high, who has had 2 injury-plagued seasons.
     
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    Is Nylander just an accidental omission? Or do you really think he’s not top 50?
     
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    Imagine not only having Meier not in the 25, but actually under Labanc:laugh: Steve you crack me up
     
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    I wouldn't take Meier over anyone in that top 25 other than Dunn. And there are other guys 25-50 who I'd rather have as well.
     
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    Dunn ahead of Dahlin (on either last year's play or potential) will go down alongside that 'Erik Karlsson is good, but he's no Dan Girardi' tweet from a few years ago.
     
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    Labanc above Meier... or on the list above Nylander, Guentzel, etc? Idk man.

    Btw, McDavid didn’t lead the league in assists, that was Kucherov.

    Don’t wanna be a hater, but this was questionable.
     
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    There are people who pay HF to allow their ads, and I don't see HF Sponsor under OP avatar. Meanwhile, OP does have advertisements on his site. Either everyone should have to pay for their ads, or no one should have to pay.
     
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