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Offseason Notebook: Post-draft Top 75

Updated: June 28, 2008, 9:22 AM ET
By Sean Allen | Special to ESPN.com

Sean Allen will be covering the fantasy hockey offseason through to the launch of the NHL Draft Kit in August. He will update his Top 75 frequently to account for free-agent signings, trades and other news that may impact the fantasy landscape. This year, for the first time, you will be able to play fantasy hockey for free on ESPN.com.

These rankings are based on ESPN standard 10-team league settings, for rosters consisting of two goalies, nine forwards, five defensemen and a utility skater with five bench spots. Categories include goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play goals, penalty minutes and shots on goal for skaters and defensemen; wins, goals-against and save percentages for goaltenders.

2008-09 Fantasy Hockey: Early Rankings
RANK Name Position Team
1 Alexander Ovechkin LW Capitals
2 Sidney Crosby C Penguins
3 Dany Heatley LW Senators
4 Martin Brodeur G Devils
5 Evgeni Nabokov G Sharks
6 Jarome Iginla RW Flames
7 Pavel Datsyuk C Red Wings
8 Dion Phaneuf D Flames
9 Joe Thornton C Sharks
10 Jean-Sebastien Giguere G Ducks
11 Roberto Luongo G Canucks
12 Evgeni Malkin C Penguins
13 Ryan Getzlaf C Ducks
14 Jason Spezza C Senators
15 Nicklas Lidstrom D Red Wings
16 Henrik Zetterberg LW Red Wings
17 Daniel Alfredsson RW Senators
18 Rick Nash LW Blue Jackets
19 Marc-Andre Fleury G Penguins
20 Sergei Gonchar D Penguins
21 Marian Gaborik RW Wild
22 Vincent Lecavalier C Lightning
23 Carey Price G Canadiens
24 Alexei Kovalev RW Canadiens
25 Ilya Kovalchuk LW Thrashers
26 Zdeno Chara D Bruins
27 Henrik Lundqvist G Rangers
28 Mike Richards C Flyers
29 Olli Jokinen C Coyotes
30 Brian Rafalski D Red Wings
31 Marc Savard C Bruins
32 Eric Staal C Hurricanes
33 Corey Perry RW Ducks
34 Chris Pronger D Ducks
35 Brenden Morrow LW Stars
36 Paul Stastny C Avalanche
37 Jaromir Jagr RW FA
38 Mike Ribeiro C Stars
39 Jonathan Toews C Blackhawks
40 Derek Roy C Sabres
41 Marian Hossa RW FA
42 Miikka Kiprusoff G Flames
43 Mike Green D Capitals
44 Andrei Markov D Canadiens
45 Marty Turco G Stars
46 Johan Franzen C Red Wings
47 Brian Campbell D Sharks
48 Scott Gomez C Rangers
49 Cam Ward G Hurricanes
50 Daniel Sedin LW Canucks
51 Niklas Backstrom G Wild
52 Shane Doan RW Coyotes
53 Thomas Vanek LW Sabres
54 Patrick Kane RW Blackhawks
55 Sean Avery LW FA
56 Mats Sundin C FA
57 Alex Tanguay LW Canadiens
58 Dennis Wideman D Bruins
59 Alexander Radulov RW Predators
60 Patrick O'Sullivan C Kings
61 Henrik Sedin C Canucks
62 Daymond Langkow C Flames
63 Nathan Horton RW Panthers
64 Zach Parise LW Devils
65 Jeff Carter C Flyers
66 Patrik Elias LW Devils
67 Ed Jovanovski D Coyotes
68 Pascal Leclaire G Blue Jackets
69 Brad Richards C Stars
70 Chris Osgood G Red Wings
71 Daniel Carcillo LW Coyotes
72 Anze Kopitar C Kings
73 Nicklas Backstrom C Capitals
74 Michael Cammalleri LW Flames
75 Jere Lehtinen RW Stars

Sean Allen is a fantasy baseball and hockey analyst for ESPN.com. You can e-mail him here.

Sean Allen is a fantasy analyst for ESPN.com. He was the 2008 and 2009 Fantasy Sports Writers Association Hockey Writer of the Year. You can tweet him @seanard.

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