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Alexander Ovechkin Top Forward in NHL Fantasy Player Rankings

Joe MacDonaldAnalyst IJuly 3, 2008

It probably comes as no surprise that National Hockey League MVP Alexander Ovechkin is the top forward in the exclusive Sportstwit.com fantasy hockey player rankings for 2007-2008.

The winner of the Hart, Art Ross, and Lester B. Pearson awards last season, the 22-year-old Russian finished well ahead of center Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins and winger Jarome Iginla of the Calgary Flames.

Detroit teammates Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg rounded out the top five.

The 2006-07 top forward, Sidney Crosby, suffered through an injury plagued season and slipped to number 30 in the annual rankings.

The Sportstwit player rankings, developed by Sportstwit editor Joe MacDonald, is a computerized ranking system that evaluates players in a number of different categories.

For forwards, the categories used are games played, goals, assists, points, penalty minutes, plus/minus, shots on goal, special team points, ice time, and points per game.

Here are the Top 100 fantasy forwards for 2007-08:

 

RNKPlayerPointsGPGAPTS
1Ovechkin, Alex LW WAS83.95826547112
2Malkin, Evgeni C PIT78.10824759106
3Iginla, Jarome RW CGY77.4482504898
4Datsyuk, Pavel C DET77.0282316697
5Zetterberg, Henrik LW DET75.9375434992
6Thornton, Joe C SJ72.4882296796
7Spezza, Jason C OTT72.0676345892
8Kovalev, Alexei RW MON71.9582354984
9Getzlaf, Ryan C ANA70.5277245882
10Lecavalier, Vincent C TB70.4881405292
11Alfredsson, Daniel RW OTT69.7970404989
12Heatley, Dany RW OTT69.4371414182
13Staal, Eric C CAR68.1682384482
14Gaborik, Marian RW MIN67.8077424183
15Sundin, Mats C TOR67.2974324678
16Kovalchuk, Ilya LW ATL67.2179523587
17Morrow, Brenden LW DAL66.8982324274
18Richards, Mike C PHI66.8673284775
19Doan, Shane RW PHO66.4080285078
20Roy, Derek C BUF66.0878324981
21Pominville, Jason RW BUF65.8482275380
22Ribeiro, Mike C DAL64.9576275683
23Savard, Marc C BOS64.6374156378
24Nash, Rick LW CLB64.5380383169
25St. Louis, Martin RW TB64.1382255883
26Sedin, Daniel LW VAN64.0582294574
27Jagr, Jaromir RW NYR63.6782254671
28Arnott, Jason C NSH63.2479284472
29Jokinen, Olli C PHO62.9682343771
30Crosby, Sidney C PIT62.7353244872
31Sedin, Henrik C VAN62.3982156176
32Kopitar, Anze C LA62.2982324577
33Gomez, Scott C NYR61.8981165470
34Plekanec, Tomas LW MON61.1681294069
35Stastny, Paul C COL60.6566244771
36Sharp, Patrick C CHI60.3080362662
37Parise, Zach C NJ60.1881323365
38Briere, Daniel C PHI60.0879314172
39Kane, Patrick RW CHI60.0182215172
40Rolston, Brian C NJ59.6181312859
41Backstrom, Nicklas C WAS59.5282145569
42Horton, Nathan C FLA59.5182273562
43Langkow, Daymond C CGY59.4880303565
44Hossa, Marian RW PIT59.4672293766
45Prospal, Vaclav LW TB59.3280333871
46Huselius, Kristian LW CGY59.2381254166
47Hemsky, Ales RW EDM58.7074205171
48Dumont, J.P. RW NSH58.5780294372
49Vanek, Thomas LW BUF57.8282362864
50Drury, Chris C NYR57.7682253358
51Sykora, Petr RW PIT57.3281283563
52Sturm, Marco LW BOS56.9180272956
53Kariya, Paul LW STL56.7382164965
54Zherdev, Nikolai RW CLB56.6282263561
55Richards, Brad C DAL56.6074204262
56Michalek, Milan RW SJ56.5879243155
57Bouchard, Pierre-Marc C MIN56.4981135063
58Boyes, Brad C STL56.4882432265
59Knuble, Mike RW PHI56.4782292655
60Brown, Dustin RW LA56.4178332760
61Elias, Patrik LW NJ56.4074203555
62Carter, Jeff C PHI56.3782292453
63Whitney, Ray LW CAR56.3166253661
64Antropov, Nik C TOR56.0272263056
65Perry, Corey RW ANA55.9570292554
66Stillman, Cory C FLA55.7579244165
67Frolov, Alexander LW LA55.7571234467
68Koivu, Saku C MON55.6777164056
69Malone, Ryan LW TB55.5077272451
70Gionta, Brian RW NJ55.3882223153
71Vrbata, Radim RW TB55.2276272956
72Kozlov, Viktor C WAS55.1381163854
73Modano, Mike C DAL54.8382213657
74Higgins, Christopher C MON54.6182272552
75Tanguay, Alex LW MON54.5878184058
76Tkachuk, Keith LW STL54.4179273158
77Cole, Erik LW EDM54.2673222951
78Hejduk, Milan RW COL54.2477292554
79Naslund, Markus LW VAN54.2382253055
80Toews, Jonathan C CHI54.2264243054
81Lang, Robert C CHI53.8476213354
82Blake, Jason LW TOR53.4482153752
83Kunitz, Chris LW ANA53.3182212950
84Vermette, Antoine LW OTT52.6981242953
85Erat, Martin LW NSH52.4876233457
86Radulov, Alexander RW NSH52.3381263258
87Kostitsyn, Andrei RW MON52.2678262753
88O'Sullivan, Patrick C LA52.1082223153
89Brind'Amour, Rod C CAR52.0359193251
90Shanahan, Brendan LW NYR52.0173232346
91Mueller, Peter C PHO51.9681223254
92Brunette, Andrew LW MIN51.9182194059
93Hartnell, Scott LW PHI51.7880241943
94Demitra, Pavol C MIN51.7168153954
95Comrie, Mike C NYI51.1376212849
96Fisher, Mike C OTT50.9679232447
97Hecht, Jochen LW BUF50.8375222749
98Penner, Dustin RW EDM50.4982232447
99Umberger, R.J. C CLB50.3674133750
100Horcoff, Shawn C EDM50.3553212950

 

In part two of our three part series, we'll have a look at the Top 100 defensemen.

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