The new hockey season is finally upon us and after the first weekend of play, it's just great to have hockey back.
Here is a look at the top 50 players in the NHL and their projected statistics for the 2013 NHL season. Projections are based on players appearing in all 48 games (except for goalies).
Keep in mind that the top 50 players are not necessarily the 50 highest scorers in the league. The list includes goalies and defensemen.
The rankings are also based on the players' all-around games, not just their point totals, so it is possible that the 15th ranked player has a lower projected point total than the 21st ranked player.
Feel free to comment on the list and state where you think players belong. Also, you can mention any player you feel I wrongfully omitted from the top 50. Please make your argument as to why the player you are advocating for belongs on the list and where.