Part 2 of our look
at where you can go wrong by drafting purely off a magazine draft list
continues with our underrated players.
(Part 1 called out those over-rated players).
Nathan MacKinnon (Yahoo:25 / landsharkhockey:9)
If you trust Yahoo,
you're missing the boat. MacKinnon will
dominate for the next decade.
Anze Kopitar (THN:29 / landsharkhockey:12)
Kopitar could carry
your team for long stretches. He will be
gone by round 3.
Jordan Eberle (NHL:58 / landsharkhockey:13)
I don't get being
down on Eberle. The Oilers will score
goals in bunches, and he'll be right there in the middle of it.
Kyle Okposo (Yahoo:59 / landsharkhockey:24)
Last I checked, he's
still riding shotgun to J.T.
Patric Hornqvist (Yahoo:60 /
Neal. Whether it's Crosby or Malkin
dishing him the puck, he will finish.
Jonathan Druin (THN:72 / landsharkhockey:34)
Maybe THN foresaw
the injury - or maybe they're missing the boat on this dynamic rookie on a
fantasy heavy Tampa roster.
Marian Gaborik (THN:71 / landsharkhockey:37)
but a goal scoring machine who quietly reemerged in the playoffs.
Nail Yakupov (NHL:153 / landsharkhockey:53)
Again with the Oiler
hate. Nail will be much better this time
Ondrej Palat (Yahoo:102 / landsharkhockey:58)
No love for the
Calder nominee. Even if he doesn't
improve in year 2, he's surely a top 100 pick, Yahoo.
Beau Bennett (THN:243 / landsharkhockey:68)
hasn't seen the Penguins play with Bennett in the lineup. A healthy stretch on Sid's wing will do
wonders towards changing their minds.
Joffrey Lupul (THN:142 / landsharkhockey:74)
Lupul will get
action with some pure goalscorers in Toronto.
Ignoring him at 142? Your loss.
Dustin Byfuglien (Yahoo:27 / landsharkhockey:4)
Perplexing. Even if he really does stay anchored to the
blue line, he'll pot 10+ goals.
Drew Doughty (THN:38 / landsharkhockey:6)
Doughty is top 3 in
pure talent and certainly top 10 in fantasy impact on defense. This must have been a misprint, THN.
Brent Burns (Yahoo:31 / landsharkhockey:12)
"officially" moved back to defense, but even the off chance that he
shifts back occasionally bumps his value way above 31.
Seth Jones (NHL:51 / landsharkhockey:18)
The youngster will
break out this year, despite what the experts at NHL tell you. Peter Laviolette will see to that.
Jacob Trouba (NHL:41 / landsharkhockey:12)
No way to sugarcoat
this one. NHL is wrong.
Tyson Barrie (NHL:29 / Yahoo:24 /
Not a horrible miss,
but Barrie is running the powerplay on the team who will score the most goals
this season. Do the math and get back to
Corey Crawford (NHL:9 / Yahoo:9 /
Chicago. Chicago = Wins. Find me 8 goalies better than Crawford,
Marc-Andre Fleury (Yahoo:11 /
This isn't the
playoffs. Fleury is a top notch regular
Antti Niemi (NHL:11 / landsharkhockey:5)
No goalie gets less
respect than Cup winning Niemi. He piles
up wins and nobody notices.
Jake Allen (Yahoo:34 / NHL:32 /
I guess this comes
down to whether you believe in Allen or Elliot as the #1 in St. Louis. I believe in Allen.
John Gibson (Yahoo:30 / landsharkhockey:22)
Somebody at Yahoo
missed the playoffs last season. I
thought I had him ranked too low 22.