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Kane emerges as top fantasy right wing

Saturday, 09.11.2010 / 9:38 PM / Features
NHL.com

Times have changed at right wing. Veterans like Jarome Iginla, Daniel Alfredsson and Teemu Selanne no longer lead the way; the youth movement is in full effect. While it's likely that no right wings will be drafted in the first round of fantasy drafts this year, the position actually possesses a lot of depth. Whether you're looking to attain scorers, playmakers or tough guys, you can find it all at right wing.

It was a tough call, but the soon to be 22-year-old Patrick Kane beat out Marian Gaborik as the top right wing for this season. Alexander Semin, 26, a similar statistical player to Gaborik, rounds out the top three right wings. With plenty of depth you can look to grab under-the-radar players like Loui Eriksson, Ales Hemsky and Patric Hornqvist in the middle rounds of your draft. You can also fill up the stat categories with five-tool players Corey Perry, Chris Stewart, Shane Doan and David Backes. Whether its trust in an old-time vet, or a leap of faith with an up-and-coming youngster, right wing should not be a position to worry about this year.

Top 150 Overall | Centers | Left Wings | Defensemen | Goalies

Rank
 Team
Player
1
2
Marian Gaborik
3
Alexander Semin
4
Corey Perry
5
Martin St. Louis
6
7
Jarome Iginla
8
Johan Franzen
9
Phil Kessel
10
Daniel Alfredsson
11
Chris Stewart
12
Danny Briere
13
Loui Eriksson
14
Shane Doan
15
Ales Hemsky
16
Mike Knuble
17
Dustin Brown
18
David Backes
19
Patric Hornqvist
20
Joe Pavelski
21
Teemu Selanne
22
Mikael Samuelsson
23
Nathan Horton
24
Claude Giroux
25
Steve Downie

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Author: NHL .com