Alexander Ovechkin Top Forward in NHL Fantasy Player Rankings

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Alexander Ovechkin Top Forward in NHL Fantasy Player Rankings

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:

 

RNK Player Points GP G A PTS
1 Ovechkin, Alex LW WAS 83.95 82 65 47 112
2 Malkin, Evgeni C PIT 78.10 82 47 59 106
3 Iginla, Jarome RW CGY 77.44 82 50 48 98
4 Datsyuk, Pavel C DET 77.02 82 31 66 97
5 Zetterberg, Henrik LW DET 75.93 75 43 49 92
6 Thornton, Joe C SJ 72.48 82 29 67 96
7 Spezza, Jason C OTT 72.06 76 34 58 92
8 Kovalev, Alexei RW MON 71.95 82 35 49 84
9 Getzlaf, Ryan C ANA 70.52 77 24 58 82
10 Lecavalier, Vincent C TB 70.48 81 40 52 92
11 Alfredsson, Daniel RW OTT 69.79 70 40 49 89
12 Heatley, Dany RW OTT 69.43 71 41 41 82
13 Staal, Eric C CAR 68.16 82 38 44 82
14 Gaborik, Marian RW MIN 67.80 77 42 41 83
15 Sundin, Mats C TOR 67.29 74 32 46 78
16 Kovalchuk, Ilya LW ATL 67.21 79 52 35 87
17 Morrow, Brenden LW DAL 66.89 82 32 42 74
18 Richards, Mike C PHI 66.86 73 28 47 75
19 Doan, Shane RW PHO 66.40 80 28 50 78
20 Roy, Derek C BUF 66.08 78 32 49 81
21 Pominville, Jason RW BUF 65.84 82 27 53 80
22 Ribeiro, Mike C DAL 64.95 76 27 56 83
23 Savard, Marc C BOS 64.63 74 15 63 78
24 Nash, Rick LW CLB 64.53 80 38 31 69
25 St. Louis, Martin RW TB 64.13 82 25 58 83
26 Sedin, Daniel LW VAN 64.05 82 29 45 74
27 Jagr, Jaromir RW NYR 63.67 82 25 46 71
28 Arnott, Jason C NSH 63.24 79 28 44 72
29 Jokinen, Olli C PHO 62.96 82 34 37 71
30 Crosby, Sidney C PIT 62.73 53 24 48 72
31 Sedin, Henrik C VAN 62.39 82 15 61 76
32 Kopitar, Anze C LA 62.29 82 32 45 77
33 Gomez, Scott C NYR 61.89 81 16 54 70
34 Plekanec, Tomas LW MON 61.16 81 29 40 69
35 Stastny, Paul C COL 60.65 66 24 47 71
36 Sharp, Patrick C CHI 60.30 80 36 26 62
37 Parise, Zach C NJ 60.18 81 32 33 65
38 Briere, Daniel C PHI 60.08 79 31 41 72
39 Kane, Patrick RW CHI 60.01 82 21 51 72
40 Rolston, Brian C NJ 59.61 81 31 28 59
41 Backstrom, Nicklas C WAS 59.52 82 14 55 69
42 Horton, Nathan C FLA 59.51 82 27 35 62
43 Langkow, Daymond C CGY 59.48 80 30 35 65
44 Hossa, Marian RW PIT 59.46 72 29 37 66
45 Prospal, Vaclav LW TB 59.32 80 33 38 71
46 Huselius, Kristian LW CGY 59.23 81 25 41 66
47 Hemsky, Ales RW EDM 58.70 74 20 51 71
48 Dumont, J.P. RW NSH 58.57 80 29 43 72
49 Vanek, Thomas LW BUF 57.82 82 36 28 64
50 Drury, Chris C NYR 57.76 82 25 33 58
51 Sykora, Petr RW PIT 57.32 81 28 35 63
52 Sturm, Marco LW BOS 56.91 80 27 29 56
53 Kariya, Paul LW STL 56.73 82 16 49 65
54 Zherdev, Nikolai RW CLB 56.62 82 26 35 61
55 Richards, Brad C DAL 56.60 74 20 42 62
56 Michalek, Milan RW SJ 56.58 79 24 31 55
57 Bouchard, Pierre-Marc C MIN 56.49 81 13 50 63
58 Boyes, Brad C STL 56.48 82 43 22 65
59 Knuble, Mike RW PHI 56.47 82 29 26 55
60 Brown, Dustin RW LA 56.41 78 33 27 60
61 Elias, Patrik LW NJ 56.40 74 20 35 55
62 Carter, Jeff C PHI 56.37 82 29 24 53
63 Whitney, Ray LW CAR 56.31 66 25 36 61
64 Antropov, Nik C TOR 56.02 72 26 30 56
65 Perry, Corey RW ANA 55.95 70 29 25 54
66 Stillman, Cory C FLA 55.75 79 24 41 65
67 Frolov, Alexander LW LA 55.75 71 23 44 67
68 Koivu, Saku C MON 55.67 77 16 40 56
69 Malone, Ryan LW TB 55.50 77 27 24 51
70 Gionta, Brian RW NJ 55.38 82 22 31 53
71 Vrbata, Radim RW TB 55.22 76 27 29 56
72 Kozlov, Viktor C WAS 55.13 81 16 38 54
73 Modano, Mike C DAL 54.83 82 21 36 57
74 Higgins, Christopher C MON 54.61 82 27 25 52
75 Tanguay, Alex LW MON 54.58 78 18 40 58
76 Tkachuk, Keith LW STL 54.41 79 27 31 58
77 Cole, Erik LW EDM 54.26 73 22 29 51
78 Hejduk, Milan RW COL 54.24 77 29 25 54
79 Naslund, Markus LW VAN 54.23 82 25 30 55
80 Toews, Jonathan C CHI 54.22 64 24 30 54
81 Lang, Robert C CHI 53.84 76 21 33 54
82 Blake, Jason LW TOR 53.44 82 15 37 52
83 Kunitz, Chris LW ANA 53.31 82 21 29 50
84 Vermette, Antoine LW OTT 52.69 81 24 29 53
85 Erat, Martin LW NSH 52.48 76 23 34 57
86 Radulov, Alexander RW NSH 52.33 81 26 32 58
87 Kostitsyn, Andrei RW MON 52.26 78 26 27 53
88 O'Sullivan, Patrick C LA 52.10 82 22 31 53
89 Brind'Amour, Rod C CAR 52.03 59 19 32 51
90 Shanahan, Brendan LW NYR 52.01 73 23 23 46
91 Mueller, Peter C PHO 51.96 81 22 32 54
92 Brunette, Andrew LW MIN 51.91 82 19 40 59
93 Hartnell, Scott LW PHI 51.78 80 24 19 43
94 Demitra, Pavol C MIN 51.71 68 15 39 54
95 Comrie, Mike C NYI 51.13 76 21 28 49
96 Fisher, Mike C OTT 50.96 79 23 24 47
97 Hecht, Jochen LW BUF 50.83 75 22 27 49
98 Penner, Dustin RW EDM 50.49 82 23 24 47
99 Umberger, R.J. C CLB 50.36 74 13 37 50
100 Horcoff, Shawn C EDM 50.35 53 21 29 50

 

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

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