Top 100 Forwards in the NHL

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  1. RedWingzz "En dernière pour Lafrenière!!"

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    Just like many of you, by this time in the middle of the summer I start itching for anything hockey. I was bored and had some spare time so I decided to put together my list of the top 100 forwards in the league.

    My Criteria:

    This list is based on the top 100 forwards at this very moment. It has nothing to do with potential and nothing to do with contracts, it is simply based on who I believe are the best forwards in the NHL at the moment, entering the 2019/2020 season. While the 2018/2019 season is very influential in these rankings, I try to look at the prior 3 seasons (when applicable) rather than simply looking at last year. For this reason, some players who had monster years ( Brayden Point) may not be as high as some would like. I also don't like completely writing players off after one subpar year (J. Benn/Kopitar).

    I will acknowledge that I am a huge Wings fan, so it is only natural that some Wings bias appears in my rankings, however I really did try to be as unbiased as possible, and tried hard not to overvalue any of the Red Wings on the list. I am also aware that many people will have completely different opinions, and I welcome the feedback. Rather than just telling me "my list sucks" tell me who I forgot, tell me who I have rated too high or too low. If you really do think it sucks, and you want to call my list bad, at least put forth an argument as to why it is bad.

    Top 100 NHL Forwards- 2019/2020

    1. C. McDavid- Edmonton
    2. S. Crosby- Pittsburgh
    3. N. Kucherov- Tampa Bay
    4. A. Ovechkin- Washington
    5. N. Mackinnon- Colorado
    6. P. Kane- Chicago
    7. B. Marchand- Boston
    8. S. Stamkos- Tampa Bay
    9. E. Malkin- Pittsburgh
    10. A. Matthews- Toronto
    11. L. Draisaitl- Edmonton
    12. J. Tavares- Toronto
    13. J. Gaudreau- Calgary
    14. A. Barkov- Florida
    15. P. Bergeron- Boston
    16. A. Panarin- N.Y. Rangers
    17. T. Hall- New Jersey
    18. D. Pastrnak- Boston
    19. M. Marner- Toronto
    20. M. Scheifele- Winnipeg
    21. M. Rantanen- Colorado
    22. J. Eichel- Buffalo
    23. C. Giroux- Philadelphia
    24. V. Tarasenko- St. Louis
    25. B. Point- Tampa Bay
    26. T. Seguin- Dallas
    27. B. Wheeler- Winnipeg
    28. S. Aho- Carolina
    29. N. Backstrom- Washington
    30. R. O’Reilly- St. Louis
    31. A. Kopitar- Los Angeles
    32. E. Kuznetsov- Washington
    33. E. Pettersson- Vancouver
    34. D. Larkin- Detroit
    35. M. Stone- Vegas
    36. J. Toews- Chicago
    37. J. Benn- Dallas
    38. F. Forsberg- Nashville
    39. P. Kessel- Arizona
    40. M. Barzal- N.Y. Islanders
    41. M. Duchene- Nashville
    42. L. Couture- San Jose
    43. S. Couturier- Philadelphia
    44. S. Monahan- Calgary
    45. J. Voracek- Philadelphia
    46. B. Boeser- Vancouver
    47. J. Huberdeau- Florida
    48. P. Laine- Winnipeg
    49. A. Radulov- Dallas
    50. G. Landeskog- Colorado
    51. T. Teravainen- Carolina
    52. T. Hertl- San Jose
    53. A. DeBrincat- Chicago
    54. R. Getzlaf- Anaheim
    55. M. Tkachuk- Calgary
    56. J. Pavelski- Dallas
    57. V. Arvidsson- Nashville
    58. E. Lindholm- Calgary
    59. J. Marchessault- Vegas
    60. T. Meier- San Jose
    61. M. Zibanejad- N.Y. Rangers
    62. C. Atkinson- Columbus
    63. M. Domi- Montreal
    64. P. Dubois- Columbus
    65. J. Skinner- Buffalo
    66. J. Guentzel- Pittsburgh
    67. K. Connor- Winnipeg
    68. M. Hoffman- Florida
    69. R. Johansen- Nashville
    70. N. Hischier- New Jersey
    71. A. Mantha- Detroit
    72. W. Nylander- Toronto
    73. S. Reinhart- Buffalo
    74. B. Schenn- St. Louis
    75. W. Karlsson- Vegas
    76. R. N-Hopkins- Edmonton
    77. E. Staal- Minnesota
    78. E. Dadonov- Florida
    79. M. Zuccarello- Minnesota
    80. J. Schwartz- St. Louis
    81. P. Stastny- Vegas
    82. Z. Parise- Minnesota
    83. N. Kadri- Colorado
    84. B. Horvat- Vancouver
    85. N. Ehlers- Winnipeg
    86. C. Keller- Arizona
    87. M. Pacioretty- Vegas
    88. J. Bailey- N.Y. Islanders
    89. M. Granlund- Nashville
    90. R. Rakell- Anaheim
    91. A. Lee- N.Y. Islanders
    92. D. Krejci- Boston
    93. Y. Gourde- Tampa Bay
    94. A. Athanasiou- Detroit
    95. B. Tkachuk- Ottawa
    96. D. Strome- Chicago
    97. T. Tatar- Montreal
    98. T. Oshie- Washington
    99. J. Drouin- Monteal
    100. D. Perron- St. Louis
     
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    Kucherov is too low
     
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    Pettersson and Stone too low
     
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    Kucherov should be #1 @RedWingzz
     
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    The most noticeable thing for me is Stone being way too low for a elite defensive winger who drives the play really well.
     
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    No Gallagher?
     
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    Gallagher is the Habs best player and he's not in there, Jonathan Drouin of all people is ahead of him :laugh: This is incredible
     
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    Not a bad list.

    Not sure how Crosby over Kucherov could possibly be justified.
     
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  9. RedWingzz "En dernière pour Lafrenière!!"

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    If I'm completely honest, he was #101, and I knew people would have issues with this. I based it off the last 3 years, so wha hurt him a bit was his 16/17 season.

    Looking over it, Gallagher should probably be there over Tatar, but I love Tatar so thats my Red Wings bias creeping in.
     
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    Stamkos too high, Stone & Pettersson too low. Would personally have top 5 as 1. McDavid, 2. Kucherov, 3. Crosby, 4. Mackinnon, 5. Ovechkin; overall good list.
     
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    Connor too low, Kessel and Meier too high.
     
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    Just in terms of the Vancouver players I can’t put Boeser over Horvat. Whether that means Brock is too high, or Bo too low? :huh:
     
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    McDavid too low
     
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    I’m not sure how Matthews cracks the top 10 if you ignore potential. He’s a PPG type player right now. That’s not top 10 imo. If you take into account potential then I can see it.
    For example, how is he ahead of Drai and Tavares who are the two guys right after him on the list. To me it looks like you’re taking into account potential.
     
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    It's alright, the list could be worse. Tatar is still a solid player, now Drouin on the other hand...
     
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    Mikael Backlund should be on the list. He's better than plenty. It's a pretty good list overall. Better than I could do.
     
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    Then how did Dylan Strome make it?

    Still a pretty good list.
     
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    How exactly is Gaudreau still so underrated?
     
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    Kane below MacKinnon is a joke. He's also better than Ovechkin.

    MacKinnon continues to be the most overrated player in the league AINEC
     
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    I agree I’d put him better than 13, but of the players above him only maybe 1 or 2 don’t have a decent argument for being put above depending on what you value
     
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    Yeah that is a huge snub. Gallagher is one of the best shot generating machine in the league. I love how ferocious of a player he is.

    Gallagher played fine in the 2017 season. He was just very unlucky so his productuon suffered. He had a 5.56 oish% (extremely low) but all of his analytics suggested he played well. So I wouldn't fuzz too much about his production in 2017.
     
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    Lol no Mack daddy is two. Did you watch the Calgary series? He’s close to McDavid IMO
     
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    Boeser > Horvat. Love the determination and heart that Horvat plays with over Boeser’s casualness, but burying the puck is what truly matters and Boeser is simply a more talented player.
     
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    Personally I think if you put Gaudreau in the position of Marchand then he’s talked about as a no doubt top 5 player.

    Stamkos and Draisatl in particular are no where close to Gaudreau.

    He turns 55-60 point players into PPG guys
     
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    So why would oveckin be top 10 basically same player but Matthews is a center.

    Not saying your wrong about Matthews but I feel Ovie is overrated a lot.
     

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