Since my Fantasy Hockey Sleepers blog went over so well, I thought I would do the exact opposite. The five players to stay away from this NHL season. The NHL and Yahoo fantasy writers over rated many players, but we will tell you who they are so you don't have to do all the research to find out yourself. Let's go into it.
5. Matt Murray (G) - Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Pre-Draft Rank: 100
Listen, don't get me wrong Murray was great in the Penguins Stanley Cup run but he isn't worth the 100 rank and definitely not the 12th ranked goalie going into the fantasy draft. Matt Murray is still a young and inexperienced goalie, and if he goes through a rough patch (which all young goalies do), he will get benched for NHL veteran Marc-André Fleury. Now with his thumb injury, I wouldn't pick him up in the early rounds and honestly, there are better goalies to pick than him. Move on to the next one.
4. Marián Gáborík (RW) - Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft Ranking: 252
I love Gáborík; he was great for the Rangers, and I will be forever grateful for that. I know you guys will be at your computer on draft night and see Gáborík there still on the board in the eighth round, and you draft him and say "fuck it, he gets goals!" but NO! Don't do it. First off, he is injured for the next eight weeks and could be even more and with his speed decreasing with age his numbers will slowly go down. I promise you there are better players to pick, and if you want to know who check out my last hockey blog (shameless plug NDB)
3. Andrew Shaw (C) - Montreal Canadiens
NHL Draft Ranking: N/A
This photo sums up Andrew Shaw; he's just a dirty fucking hockey player. Shaw is a good player don't me wrong, but he is the definition of a good hockey player but bad fantasy player. You can quote me on this; Shaw will get maximum 45 points this year and unless you play in a league where the only thing that matter is penalty and suspensions than don't draft him. He is a glorified waiver player.
2. Mike Green (D) - Washington Capitals
NHL Draft Rank: N/A
Mike Green's numbers have slowly gone down and will keep going down as he gets older. He had 7 goals last year and had a negative +/- and this year it will get worse (saying he doesn't get injured before than). He is a bad defender and now that his offensive skill is fading he isn't the player he was in 2010. He will most likely go in your draft but please guys, don't be the sucker who picks him up.
Evander Kane (LW) - Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft Ranking: 191
Evander Kane has all the talent in the world, but none of that matters when you are a cocky shit. Kane is already known for his shitty attitude on and off the ice and now he took it too far with his misdemeanor as he trespassed a bar in Buffalo. I know he will be playing with Eichel and players like that but his attitude is so bad he can truly go in a free fall if he doesn't fix his attitude, and honestly, I don't think he can fix it. Stay AWAY
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