The NHL network's top 20 centers

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  1. Czarchuk

    Czarchuk Go Flames Go!

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    According to the NHL network:

    1. Connor McDavid
    2. Sidney Crosby
    3. Evgeni Malkin
    4. Austin Matthews
    5. Nicklas Backstrom
    6. John Tavares
    7. Steven Stamkos
    8. Tyler Seguin
    9. Ryan Getzlaf
    10. Mark Scheifele
    11. Patrice Bergeron
    12. Jonathan Toews
    13. Anze Kopitar
    14. Jack Eichel
    15. Leon Draisaitl
    16. Ryan Johansen
    17. Aleksander Barkov
    18. Jeff Carter
    19. Evgeny Kuznetzov
    20. Sean Monahan
     
  2. Regal

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    Well, it's not terrible, but I'm sure HF will say it is
     
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    JAck Eichel is ranked too high.
     
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    McDavid is king.
     
  5. Czarchuk

    Czarchuk Go Flames Go!

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    It's certainly better than most lists. For me, Matthews is too high and Stamkos/Scheifele should switch.
     
  6. DrJustice

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    Matthews #4? I'm triggered.
     
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    Barkov and Eichel are too low. Matthews is too high. All should be in top-10 though.
     
  8. Regal

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    Matthews seems high to me too if they're also putting Eichel that much lower. I wouldn't be surprised to see him establish himself there this year though. There's lot you can quibble with with these lists, but for the most part I'd say it's pretty solid. I think it's also hard to argue with the top 18 being here as well. I'd keep Kuznetsov but he could maybe be argued. Monahan I might replace but putting anyone there is going to be a question mark.
     
  9. DominicBoltsFan

    DominicBoltsFan Here I am, composing a burlesque

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    not perfect but not terrible
     
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    God damn it I hate the Toews bashing but why the **** is he number 12.
     
  11. Regal

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    14th among centers in PPG last year while still being a very good all around player (if falling in that area recently). It's not that ridiculous. He's also lumped with Bergeron and Kopitar. Seems like for the most part after the big 3 (Sid, McDavid, Malkin) they put the top established offensive centers then that 2-way group of Bergeron/Kopi/Toews, then the young guys (Eichel/Draisaitl/Barkov). Matthews seems to stand out as breaking that mold though
     
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    Matthews jumps off the screen as being too high.
     
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    Too high as in the number 14 is too big? Or he should be ranked lower? Might want to specify there.
     
  14. Maukkis

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    Matthews is always going to be too high on just about every list. That's how they keep one fanbase's hands off their throats.

    If you drop him down to 10-12 and leave the rest of the list unchanged, it is a very good list.
     
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    I'll take Jack over 10 guys on that list. Happy to have him.
     
  16. Karl Eriksson

    Karl Eriksson Boring!

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    No he might not want to. There is literally only one way to interpret what he said.

    I agree with others, Matthews and Eichel ranked a bit high. Otherwise fair.
     
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    Swap Stammer and Tavares. Also, mattews at #4? uhhhh wat?
     
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    He doesn't need to specify, high/low refers to a position relative to the top (here it's 1). Too high means his position should be lower down the list
     
  19. Los Patos de Anaheim

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    Getzlaf should by like 5 or 6
     
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    Yup. I am 100% positive if he played for the Yotes he would be lower on this list. No chance he's the 4th best center in the league. What has he done so far to be rated higher than Backstrom? Or pretty much most of the people he's ahead of? He will be the next Toews mark my words (I don't know about the three cups though lol) most overrated player right now by a lot.
     
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    Crosby
    McDavid
    Malkin
    Backstrom
    Stamkos
    Getzlaf
    Seguin
    Tavares
    Bergeron
    Kopitar
    Scheifele
    Draisaitl
    Eichel
    Kuznetsov
    Matthews
    Carter
    Toews
    Johansen
    Barkov
    Kesler
     
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    Don't have much problems with this list. Mathews a little bit lower. Getzlaf a little bit higher. They got it right with Malkin this year. Over the years when They had Toews over Malkin was the big wtf. Toews number 12 seem about right. Usually when Toews wins a cup they rank him top 3 when he doesn't his ranking is much lower. Draisaitl only had great season so 15 is right for him. Eichel still didn't haven't his big year so 14 is fine for him.
     
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    Matthews is high. Stamkos is high.
     
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    Eichel should be #5 if Matthews is #4
     
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