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  2006 PROJECTIONS
Rank Player Team G A PTS Comment
1. Sidney Crosby PIT 48 71 119 Just needs more support from teammates
2. Alexander Ovechkin WAS 55 60 115 Often seems like a one-man wrecking crew
3. Eric Staal CAR 47 59 106 The first of hockey's new No. 1 family
4. Joe Thornton SJ 27 78 105 Duplicating 2005-2006 season won't be easy
5. Jaromir Jagr NYR 46 54 100 A force when healthy and motivated
6. Daniel Alfredsson OTT 38 58 96 Had a career-best season in 2005-2006
7. Ilya Kovalchuk ATL 50 44 94 Strong finisher needs a setup man
8. Brad Richards TB 25 63 88 Big contract for big point totals
9. Dany Heatley OTT 40 46 86 A smooth transition to Ottawa
10. Patrik Elias NJ 36 49 85 Full season will bring out his best production
11. Marian Hossa ATL 40 44 84 One of the most consistent scorers in the game
12. Jason Spezza OTT 21 63 84 Soft hands and terrific offensive instincts
13. Mats Sundin TOR 35 48 83 Expecting more ice time under Paul Maurice
14. Pavel Datsyuk DET 31 52 83 Slick puckhandler has no problems in regular season
15. Vincent Lecavalier TB 36 46 82 Just hitting his stride
16. Jonathan Cheechoo SJ 47 34 81 Might be good for another 50 goals
17. Markus Naslund VAN 34 47 81 Endured a disappointing 2005-2006 season
18. Peter Forsberg PHI 23 58 81 Off-season surgeries seem to have worked for him
19. Simon Gagne PHI 43 36 79 An excellent triggerman alongside Forsberg
20. Patrice Bergeron BOS 34 45 79 Rising star in Beantown
21. Patrick Marleau SJ 34 44 78 Got better upon Thornton's arrival
22. Justin Williams CAR 29 49 78 Quietly productive scoring winger
23. Henrik Zetterberg DET 35 42 77 Outstanding all-around player
24. Brad Boyes BOS 30 47 77 Has excellent chemistry with Bergeron
25. Joe Sakic COL 30 47 77 Can Sakic still do it without Tanguay?
26. Marian Gaborik MIN 39 37 76 Waiting for Wild to unleash offense
27. Todd Bertuzzi FLA 32 44 76 Looking for a fresh start in Florida
28. Paul Kariya NAS 27 49 76 Speed game fits nicely in new NHL style
29. Teemu Selanne ANA 33 42 75 Back on top in Anaheim
30. Martin St. Louis TB 33 42 75 Should be better than he was in '05-06
31. Evgeni Malkin PIT 28 47 75 Talented prospect is Calder Trophy favourite
32. Scott Gomez NJ 26 49 75 Playmaker improved scoring touch last year
33. Rick Nash CBJ 44 30 74 Could contend for Rocket Richard Trophy if healthy
34. Mike Modano DAL 26 48 74 Consistently productive two-way player
35. Ales Hemsky EDM 25 49 74 Could be even more dangerous if he'd shoot the puck
36. Jarome Iginla CAL 37 36 73 Should benefit from Tanguay's arrival
37. Keith Tkachuk STL 35 38 73 Power forward is in shape this year
38. Pavol Demitra MIN 28 43 71 Biggest question is if he can stay healthy
39. Daniel Sedin VAN 25 45 70 Brother act finally broke through in 2005-2006
40. Brian Gionta NJ 38 31 69 Will he end up signing new deal with the Devils?
41. Alex Tanguay CAL 27 42 69 Counted on to lead more in Calgary
42. Steve Sullivan NAS 27 42 69 Emphasis on speed works in his favour
43. Milan Hejduk COL 32 36 68 New rules should have helped him more
44. Brendan Morrison VAN 24 44 68 Looking to get back on track
45. Vaclav Prospal TB 24 44 68 More comfortable back in Tampa Bay
46. Martin Havlat CHI 33 34 67 Can he handle being the go-to-guy?
47. Brendan Shanahan NYR 32 35 67 Surprisingly effective last year, even with new rules
48. Erik Cole CAR 31 36 67 A blossoming power forward
49. Olli Jokinen FLA 30 37 67 Had a career season in 2005-2006
50. Mark Bell SJ 30 37 67 Has a chance to thrive with Thornton and Cheechoo
51. Shane Doan PHO 29 38 67 Power forward could use a playmaking centre
52. Vyacheslav Kozlov ATL 23 44 67 Underrated offensive support player
53. Marc Savard BOS 22 45 67 Not likely to match last year's numbers
54. Henrik Sedin VAN 18 49 67 Excellent setup man, just needs another finisher
55. Alexei Kovalev MON 23 43 66 Top talent, but results are inconsistent
56. Thomas Vanek BUF 33 32 65 Talented sophomore will improve on rookie campaign
57. Colby Armstrong PIT 27 38 65 Playing alongside Crosby helps
58. Jarret Stoll EDM 24 41 65 Strong two-way player with big shot
59. Robert Lang DET 23 42 65 A little plodding, but still has great hands
60. Shawn Horcoff EDM 24 40 64 Made transition to offensive pivot
61. Miroslav Satan NYI 30 33 63 Can put the puck in the net
62. Andy McDonald ANA 26 37 63 Temper expectations a little after breakout campaign
63. Ladislav Nagy PHO 24 39 63 Very productive, not very healthy
64. Maxim Afinogenov BUF 22 41 63 Has skills to score even more
65. Pierre-Marc Bouchard MIN 18 45 63 Playmaker with soft hands
66. Saku Koivu MON 18 45 63 Will eye injury linger at all this season?
67. Marek Svatos COL 38 24 62 Promising sniper just needs to stay healthy
68. Brian Rolston MIN 24 38 62 Has improved offensive side of the game
69. Niklas Lidstrom DET 16 46 62 Reliable superstar on the point
70. Ryan Smyth EDM 29 32 61 Will always go to the net hard
71. Chris Drury BUF 27 34 61 Handles lots of responsibility in Buffalo
72. Daniel Briere BUF 26 35 61 If healthy, he could put up big number
73. Alexei Yashin NYI 26 35 61 Owner's favourite has underachieved
74. Michael Nylander NYR 20 41 61 Enjoys playing with skilled Rangers linemates
75. Doug Weight STL 15 46 61 Veteran setup man will still get lots of ice
76. Michael Ryder MON 28 32 60 Can solid scorer take next step?
77. Sergei Gonchar PIT 12 48 60 Got back into form in second half of 2005-2006
78. Jeff Carter PHI 28 31 59 Rising star will continue to make progress
79. Alexander Frolov LA 27 32 59 Needs to improve consistency
80. Craig Conroy LA 17 42 59 Veteran has been a good setup man late in his career
81. Jason Arnott NAS 24 34 58 Seems like a longshot to duplicate career-best season
82. Nils Ekman PIT 22 36 58 Upside is intriguing if he plays with Crosby
83. Mark Recchi PIT 22 36 58 Still a decent supporting scorer for Pens
84. Ray Whitney CAR 18 40 58 Outstanding power play performer
85. Rod Brind'Amour CAR 24 33 57 Will 36 year-old be able to handle big minutes again?
86. Jussi Jokkinen DAL 24 33 57 Shootout wiz also great on the power play
87. Martin Straka NYR 19 38 57 A decent complement to Jagr
88. Glen Murray BOS 31 25 56 Does Savard arrival get him back in form?
89. Mike Knuble PHI 28 28 56 Strong complementary winger for Forsberg and Gagne
90. Daymond Langkow CAL 23 33 56 Seems to have found his level as a scorer
91. Sergei Fedorov CBJ 20 36 56 Not the player he once was
92. Sergei Zubov DAL 10 46 56 Few defenceman are as effective moving the puck
93. Nathan Horton FLA 31 24 55 Promising power forward hasn't been able to stay healthy
94. Mike Comrie PHO 27 38 55 Would figure to be better in league based on finesse
95. Steve Bernier SJ 27 28 55 Made an immediate impact as a rookie
96. Brendan Morrow DAL 25 30 55 Hard-driving winger never lacks for effort
97. Kyle Calder PHI 24 31 55 Better team should improve his numbers
98. Kyle Wellwood TOR 17 38 55 Slick hands; needs more PP time
99. Bryan McCabe TOR 16 39 55 Heavy shot from the point is his best weapon
100. Chris Pronger ANA 12 43 55 Playoff was much better than last regular season
101. Joffrey Lupul EDM 26 28 54 Will be under pressure to perform
102. Marco Sturm BOS 25 29 54 Benefits from skating with Bergeron and Boyes
103. Nikolai Zherdev CBJ 25 29 54 Contract status keeps him in limbo, or Russia
104. Phil Kessel BOS 21 33 54 Game-breaking talent will get opportunities
105. David Vyborny CBJ 21 33 54 Underrated offensive contributor
106. Steve Reinprecht PHO 21 33 54 Starting to move around, but solid point producer
107. Mike Johnson MON 18 36 54 Production will depend on which linemates he gets
108. Mike Ribeiro MON 17 37 54 Coming under pressure in Montreal
109. Jay Bouwmeester FLA 8 46 54 Starting to realize his great potential
110. Tomas Kaberle TOR 8 46 54 The real key to the Leafs power play
111. Jason Blake NYI 25 28 53 Maximizes production with high energy play
112. Ales Kotalik BUF 23 30 53 An effective power play contributor
113. Alexander Steen TOR 22 31 53 Opportunity to play with Sundin
114. Lubomir Visnovsky LA 14 39 53 Mobile blueliner excels in wide-open game
115. Fredrik Modin CBJ 27 25 52 Power forward adds a new dimension to Blue Jackets
116. Mike Cammalleri LA 27 25 52 Small winger gets it done in the offensive zone
117. Ryan Malone PIT 25 26 51 Big forward with some skills
118. Ryan Getzlaf ANA 20 31 51 May see power play point time reduced
119. Dainius Zubrus WAS 20 31 51 Big guy with skills is a decent support scorer
120. Andrew Brunette COL 19 32 51 Has found a home in Colorado
121. Gilbert Brule CBJ 19 32 51 Prospect who plays aggressively
122. Martin Rucinsky STL 16 35 51 Steady veteran will see regular duty in St. Louis
123. Marek Zidlicky NAS 23 38 51 Dynamic offensive performer
124. Scott Niedermayer ANA 12 39 51 Won't have to carry such a heavy load now
125. J.P. Dumont NAS 20 30 50 His speed should fit in well with Predators
126. Bill Guerin STL 21 29 50 Looking to bounce back after poor season
127. Wade Redden OTT 14 36 50 Very efficient with the puck
128. R.J. Umberger PHI 25 24 49 Had some chemistry with Carter last year
129. Milan Michalek SJ 23 26 49 Developing second-line scorer
130. Darcy Tucker TOR 23 26 49 Agitator scored a career-high 28 goals last year
131. Petr Sykora EDM 22 27 49 Can still score, but starting to decline
132. Joe Nieuwendyk FLA 21 28 49 Veteran will miss games, but does the job when healthy
133. Bobby Holik ATL 20 29 49 Two-way centre has limited offensive upside
134. Jamie Langenbrunner NJ 20 29 49 Adequate second-line scoring winger
135. Martin Erat NAS 18 31 49 Skilled winger complements teammates well
136. Trent Hunter NYI 22 26 48 Big winger deserves more ice time
137. Matt Cullen NYR 21 27 48 Emerged offensively during Cup-winning season
138. Derek Roy BUF 20 28 48 Energetic young player with good hands
139. Sergei Samsonov MON 20 28 48 Shifty and skilled, but results are inconsistent
140. Tyler Arnason COL 17 31 48 Looking for a better fit in Colorado
141. David Legwand NAS 17 31 48 It's time for speedster to produce
142. Mike York NYI 17 31 48 Decent second-liner landed big arbitration award
143. Dan Boyle TB 12 36 48 Excellent puck-handling defenceman
144. Jere Lehtinen DAL 28 19 47 Top-notch checker can finish too
145. Petr Prucha NYR 27 20 47 Small winger is a power play threat
146. Chris Higgins MON 25 22 47 Showed surprising scoring touch late last season
147. Tuomo Ruutu CHI 23 24 47 Big-time talent with a wonky back
148. Mike Fisher OTT 23 24 47 Strong checker improving offensively
149. Wojtek Wolski COL 17 30 47 Showed potential in short stints with Avs last year
150. Michal Handzus CHI 15 32 47 Could get more offensive opportunities in Chicago
151. Rob Blake LA 14 33 47 Came on strong after a slow start in 2005-2006
152. Patrick O'Sullivan LA 22 24 46 Tore it up in the AHL last year
153. Jan Bulis VAN 21 25 46 May replace Carter with Sedin brothers
154. Jason Williams DET 19 27 46 Elevated his game last year
155. Dion Phaneuf CAL 18 28 46 Can heavy hitter stay healthy playing that style?
156. Tim Connolly BUF 15 31 46 Who knows when he'll be able to play again?
157. Kimmo Timonen NAS 10 36 46 Slick and mobile blueliner
158. Scott Hartnell NAS 21 24 45 Solid two-way player has some untapped offensive potential
159. Alexander Semin WAS 21 24 45 Caps could sure use Russian's offensive skills
160. Peter Schaefer OTT 18 27 45 Terrific player would be a star if he could finish
161. Steve Rucchin ATL 17 28 45 Could end up with a marquee winger
162. Mathieu Schneider DET 14 31 45 It will be tough to match last year's production
163. Mark Parrish MIN 26 18 44 Has a knack around the net
164. Gary Roberts FLA 21 23 44 Nagging injuries limit his overall production
165. Owen Nolan PHO 21 23 44 After another season off, who knows what he has left?
166. John LeClair PIT 21 23 44 Slow, but still gets it done on PP
167. Matt Carle SJ 14 30 44 Stepped right into Sharks lineup out of college late last year
168. Andrei Markov MON 12 32 44 Getting to be one of league's better defencemen
169. Antoine Vermette OTT 24 19 43 Versatile forward can handle more responsbility
170. Tomas Holmstrom DET 21 22 43 No one crashes the crease as well
171. Richard Zednik WAS 21 22 43 Needs better chances than he was getting in Montreal
172. Alyn McCauley LA 16 27 43 He'll get more offensive opportunities in L.A.
173. John-Michael Liles COL 16 27 43 Now the quarterback of Avs power play
174. Jozef Stumpel FLA 12 31 43 Still capable of orchestrating power play
175. Joni Pitkanen PHI 12 31 43 Made great strides offensively in second season
176. Anson Carter CBJ 24 18 42 Will he be the same without Sedins?
177. Ryan Craig TB 22 20 42 Big winger with nice touch on the power play
178. Chris Kunitz CAR 20 22 42 Played well on Ducks top line
179. Kristian Huselius CAL 17 25 42 Might lose some quality ice to Tanguay
180. Alexei Kaigorodov OTT 17 25 42 Sens have high hopes for Russian rookie
181. Jochen Hecht BUF 16 26 42 Valuable player tends to miss time with injuries
182. Petr Cajanek STL 13 29 42 Gets power play time in St. Louis
183. Ryan Whitney PIT 18 24 42 Good puckhandler and gets loads of ice time
184. Brian Rafalski NJ 5 37 42 Strong skater needs more help on Devils blueline
185. Andrew Ladd CAR 20 21 41 More offensive chances coming in second season
186. Mikael Samuelsson DET 20 21 41 Showed surprising offensive game last year
187. Zach Parise NJ 19 22 41 Devils need him to improve quickly
188. Alexei Ponikarovsky TOR 19 22 41 Limited upside, but size and speed make him interesting
189. Ryan Kesler VAN 18 23 41 Could be in line for big improvement with right linemates
190. Radim Vrbata CHI 17 24 41 Had his moments after arriving in Chicago
191. Eric Lindros DAL 17 24 41 You never know how long he'll last
192. Marc-Andre Bergeron EDM 15 26 41 Likely to quarterback Oilers power play
193. Brad Stuart BOS 11 30 41 Actually played quite well after trade from San Jose
194. Patrick Eaves OTT 24 16 40 Point totals could jump depending on linemates
195. Jason Pominville BUF 22 18 40 At the very least, a power play weapon
196. Corey Perry ANA 20 20 40 Sophomore needs to get stronger
197. Rob Schremp EDM 14 26 40 Very skilled, but will have to compete for time
198. Mike Richards PHI 14 26 40 Promising checker doesn't quite finish enough
199. Brian Campbell BUF 9 31 40 Responded well to more playing time
200. Paul Mara PHO 11 29 40 Gives the Bruins options on the point
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