Fantasy Hockey & Sports Betting Picks – 14 Best NHL Centers
He’s still the best. Crosby led the Penguins to back-to-back Cups and has the complete game to shoot for a third. However, his team has been depleted over the offseason.
Aren’t veterans supposed to slow down? Not Getzlaf, who was a beast for the Ducks, especially in the post-season. Along with knocking out McDavid and company in the Western Conference finals.
Toronto Maple Leafs
It will be hard to top a 40-goal rookie campaign, but the American hearted Matthews got better as last season went on and his ceiling is sky-high. By the way, four goals in his first career game…enough said.
He may be the second-best on his team, but he’s still a first-ballot Hall of Fame thanks to his abilities and trophy case.
His Hawks are in a playoff rut, but buddy Brandon Saad is back in Chicago. Few play a complete game like Toews.
One season doesn’t determine any players’ reputation. However, the reigning Hart and Art Ross winner is a favorite for both crowds again. And a Conn Smythe isn’t out of the question.
One of the best two-way centers of all-time still has plenty left in the tank. If the Bruins are competitive, he’s the driver.
He’s already on the rise, but Scheifele is poised for his best NHL season. And he’s got the linemates to do it in Winnipeg.
Proved in the playoffs, he is still one of the smartest and most dangerous pivot in the NHL, even if the Caps fell short again (Oh,vechkin)
New York Islanders
His two-way play is underrated. New York’s lack of progress hurts, but Jordan Eberle is a promising new running mate.
Missing the playoffs was not acceptable, so expect Seguin and buddy Jamie Benn to go on a tear in Dallas. The Cup is the goal.
San Jose Sharks
Another guy who can line up at different spots, Pavelski kept up his low-key-excellence and great faceoff work.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Injuries have held him back, but he’s still a top 14 in my rankings. I want to see ‘Stammer’ climb the ranks – all the sniper needs is a clean bill of health for the who season. This season will determine his NHL reputation.
If he weren’t injured throughout the playoffs, the Predators would have won the Stanley Cup. Don’t forget how good Johansen was when he was healthy for the Preds.
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