Habs’ Subban ranks No. 16 in NHL.com fantasy hockey rankings

If you’re into fantasy hockey pools, NHL.com has come out with its rankings of the top 275 players to help you make your picks for the 2014-15 season.

The top 10 players according to NHL.com, in order, are: Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos, Anaheim’s Corey Perry, Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin, Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf, Washington’s Alex Ovechkin, the New York Islanders’ John Tavares, Philadelphia’s Claude Giroux, Boston goalie Tuukka Rask, and Chicago’s Patrick Kane.

The top-ranked Canadien is defenceman P.K. Subban at No. 16. Subban is the No. 1 ranked defenceman on the list, followed by Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson (No. 19).

Only two other Habs players made the top 100: Carey Price (No. 28) and Max Pacioretty (No. 38).

Other Canadiens players making the top 275 list are: Andrei Markov (No. 144), Alex Galchenyuk (No. 163), Brendan Gallagher (No. 180), P.A. Parenteau (No. 208), David Desharnais (No. 209) and Tomas Plekanec (No. 226).

Pacioretty led the Canadiens in scoring last season with 60 points (39 goals, 21 assists), ranking him 44th in the NHL scoring race.

The Canadiens haven’t had a player finish in the top 10 in the NHL scoring race since Mats Naslund in 1985-86 when he finished with 43-67-110 totals to place eighth. The Habs won the Stanley Cup that year. The last time a Canadiens player won the Art Ross Trophy as the regular-season scoring champion was 1977-78, when Guy Lafleur won his third straight with 60-70-132 totals. The Habs won the Stanley Cup that year.

(Photo by Allen McInnis/The Gazette)

NHL.com’s top 275 overall fantasy hockey rankings, NHL.com





  1. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    I never understood how the sportsnet channels worked. I pay for one and get 4 (East, Ontario, West and Pacific). This is stupid because 95% of the time they broadcast the same shows. The only difference is with regional sports broadcasts. Why can’t they just split them into 4 separate channels which subscribers can choose from? This way people out west can purchase Sportsnet East and that would be it. This is all a scam to force non-regional viewers to buy Center Ice crap. BTW what is a region? Why should someone in the Maritimes have access to Habs games while someone in Alberta can’t? Makes ZERO sense.

    • Dust says:

      It is not a scam to make you buy centre ice.
      they only pay to show the game in a specific region. If they paid to show it across the nation it would cost more. Why is this so hard for people to understand

  2. punkster says:

    I doubt the Habs, or any NHL team for that matter, would waste a first round 25th pick on a big kid to turn him in to a fighter.

    Release the Subbang!!!

  3. B says:

    Trade in an old pair of skates for Platinum or Prestige tickets (incl free hot dog and drink) to the Sept. 22 Habs Red – White scrimmage at the Bell Centre. No purchase necessary to pick up other tickets (incl. hot dog and drink). Vouchers available at Canadian Tire.


    –Go Habs Go!–

  4. mdp2011 says:

    Canadiens Montréal ‏@CanadiensMTL 23s
    .@Sportsnet and Montreal Canadiens Ink New 3-Year Deal for Regional Broadcasts, Beginning This Season.
    DETAILS -> http://goha.bs/1rfN5rZ

    Wow, so for Habs fans in the Canadiens region, we will get all 82 games in English with 42 Regional games and 40 National games on Sportnet/HNIC channels. Sorry for the people outside of the Habs region, looks like you are still out of luck.

  5. HabFab says:

    @Hobie “When do the rookies have their mini camp? The end of next week?”

    September 12th, but not sure if that is medical day or start of training.

  6. Maritime Ronn says:

    On the last thread Poster “arcosenate” asked the following question:

    “Could 1997 be the worst draft in NHL history for the Habs?”

    For a great and easy Reference, Hockey DB lists every Habs Draft pick ‘by year’ since 1963.

    While 1997 was a dud – where only 11th overall Jason Ward and Ben Guite played some NHL, there have been some other brutal drafts for the Habs over the years.

    Working backwards concerning Brutal Draft years

    This is no dis to Trevor Timmins or his group (since 2003), as we will never know if his slate and picks were overruled by the GM powers at those times.
    That being mentioned, the Habs have had some outstanding drafts and late round Finds over the years – the most recent being Brendan Gallagher drafted 147th overall in 2010, or a guy like Marc Streit drafted 262nd overall in 2004 – Plekanec 71st in 2001, or Markov 162nd back in 1999.

    For more ‘experienced’ (means older) Habs fans, the Habs # 1 Draft year will always be…1971.
    1st overall – Guy Lafleur
    20th overall – Larry Robinson (with Chuck Arnason and Murray Wilson sandwiched in between)

    The Challenge to that year may have been 1984:
    #5 – Petr Svobota
    #8 – Shane Corson
    #29 – Stephane Richer
    * #51 – Patrick Roy

    The story still to be written, will be the Habs 2007 draft:
    12th – Ryan McDonagh
    22nd – Max Pacioretty
    43rd – P.K. Subban

    2013 may end up being a dandy.


    • HardHabits says:

      1987 Entry Draft
      #17 Round 1 Andrew Cassels 1015GP 204G 528A 732Pts
      #33 Round 2 John LeClair 967GP 406G 413A 819Pts
      #38 Round 2 Eric Desjardins 1143GP 136G 439A 575Pts
      #44 Round 3 Mathieu Schneider 1289GP 223G 520A 743Pts

      • Maritime Ronn says:

        That was a great one and good catch.
        Those 3 after Cassels had a very direct impact on the 1993 Habs Cup win – especially playoff game winning OT goals.

      • Cal says:

        Losing the bottom 3 on your list hurt the Habs for a decade.

        • Maritime Ronn says:


          What terrible returns

          On February 9, 1995, Montreal traded LeClair, along with Éric Desjardins and Gilbert Dionne to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for….the later to be known, online Harvard Graduate Dr. Mark Recchi and Philadelphia’s 3rd round choice in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft (Martin Hohenberger)

  7. HabinBurlington says:

    Apparently we aren’t the only ones bitchin’ about TV coverage of hockey this upcoming season. Sounds like the U.S. College hockey coverage is going to be very conference based with a litany of Notre Dame games being the centerpiece.


  8. HabinBurlington says:

    Had no idea this was an issue, but apparently when the Habs showed road games during playoffs at Molson Center it upset some barowners and complaints came in regarding the beer being sold.


  9. Luke says:

    30 years since the Habs have had a player in the top ten scoring.

    This makes me sad.


    • B says:

      I’d rather they win the cup than have a player in the top 10 for scoring. Both would be ok, but winning the cup is more important, like they did in ’93 or like LA did last season without any top 10 in scoring.

      –Go Habs Go!–

    • 24 Cups says:

      Bergeron seems to be a bit overrated in terms of that list.

      24 Cups

      • HardHabits says:

        I think he is well placed. The glaring omission is that the Habs are nowhere near to having a player let alone two that can make that list.

        My gripe is with Joe Thornton being on that list. He’s the weakest of the lot and I’d put both Giroux and Spezza ahead of him.

  10. Mavid ® says:

    Boy I am really late today..am I fired yet?
    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

    • Cal says:

      I was a cook at the D’Agostini Des Jardins, a kind of Quebecois Olive Garden. They paid me so I hossa make dinner and, ewen though I was careful, I spilled a fleming momesso all over the floor. And what’s mor i ssette everything down carefully, but hablooie; it was everywhere. Usually, I can grin and baron it, but this time I went to the fireplace and let all the smoke left in this story go up the beaucheminy.

    • JohnBellyful says:

      [No, you’re not fired, Mav’, but a note’s been put in the file.] 🙂

      losses in 131 games played with the Canadiens: Rick Wamsley

      th draft pick overall in 1972, posted 1,735 penalty minutes in 584 games: Dave Hutchison

      questions to bring Matty and Burly closer together

      Illudium Q-__ Explosive Space Modulator used by Marvin the Martian in his attempts to destroy Earth

      first __ natural numbers (1, 2, 3, 4…. 36) add up to 666. Oooh!

      -20-35 Brigitte Bardot. Ooooooh!

      years Neil and Pegi Young married; he’s filed for divorce, hearing scheduled Dec. 12

      -million, four-year extension for Tennesee Titans’ defensive tackle Jurrell Casey

      signs made funnier by people

      dollars in my retirement savings account (rounded up)

      • HabinBurlington says:

        Wow, you are really slipping:
        36 UK Gallons is a standard UK barrel of beer
        36 is the atomic number for Kyrpton (thought you loved superman)
        And how can you forget Enter the Wu Tang:36 Chambers, the Wu Tang Clan album that we bought at Cheapies records on King Street in Hamilton when you were here for the mini summit!

        • JohnBellyful says:

          I’ll have you know, I’m a Batman fan and have been since I wuz a kid. (But I did like to see Batman and Superman team up together in World’s Finest.)
          I thought EVERYONE knew 36 UK gallons is a standard UK barrel of beer.
          The Wu Tang, missed that completely. I am slipping.
          Will try to do better tomorrow.

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      Sergio Momesso.

  11. Timo says:

    If MAB were still in the NHL he’d be #1 on that list… hands down.

  12. Hobie says:

    I’ve been sticking up for Mike McCarron around these parts lately. There’s been some posters who give their honest assessment about him which is fine, good or bad. Then there’s guys who don’t like his style of player, a guy who fights and gets aggressive, so they dump on him the first chance they get. Kinda easy to read between the lines.

    Anyhow, I had a chance to watch the kid’s fights from last year. I also took a look at Connor Crisp. One thing I can say for McCarron is the an NHL heavyweight or experienced AHL heavyweight fighter would cream him a fight. During most of his OHL fights his legs were wobbly, he’s leaving his chin and face wide open and reaching forward. He was lucky not to get knocked out in my opinion. Hopefully he improves his balance during his fights and regular play as well. He definitely looks like an American who hasn’t perfected his craft.

    Crisp on the other hand is plain dangerous. After watching about 10 of his fights he’s got the entire process down pat. Locking up the opponents arms, avoiding direct blows to his head and he absolutely demolished some of his opponents. He should be a very good fighter. Maybe solid enough to get a call up to the Habs from Hamilton this year.

    Hobie’s Habs Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byrgZ90b5Yw&feature=youtu.be

    • shiram says:

      There’s more to fisticuffs on skates than just being big, which is why a guy like Prust can handle some guys bigger than him.
      Most of the frequent fighters take boxing lessons as well.

      I got nothing agaisnt McCarron, and I’m fine with him taking his time learning the game at lower levels, it takes time for the bigger players to refine their game, and get up to speed.

    • HabinBurlington says:

      Hobie, I don’t know a great deal about developmental hockey in the U.S., but is it fair to assume that there is far less scrapping there than in the Canadian system?

      I would think McCarron will be on a quick learning curve now that he is in the OHL as it relates to fighting. Hopefully he doesn’t get his bell rung too bad along the way.

      I also hope he isn’t developed as a fight first, hockey second player. Of course he will never stick handle like Galchenyuk, or score like Max, but he can and could still be a very effective hockey player for the Habs.

      I think you are correct in that some are almost hoping he fails so as to show that hockey players drafted in first round are only drafted based on hockey skills which are finesse based.

      • shiram says:

        What’s interesting is that teams are now wary of drafting the small skills players, and those even with a high ceiling can slip into later rounds of the draft.

        It seems to be something Timmins is on, as he’s drafted his fair share of those players.
        It seems like a good balance of risk to me.

      • Hobie says:

        I don’t think there’s fighting allowed in the States, period. In the college ranks you are not allowed. I think?

        About people hoping he fails, I agree. It seems some have their draft rankings all setup, based on points and flash and dash. The moment someone drafts a bit off the board and goes with a big physical defenceman or a tough forward who requires some work, they’re disgusted. They’re often the same guys who claim to get up and go for a tea when a hockey fight breaks out on the tube.

        • HabinBurlington says:

          Time will tell if it was a good pick/gamble, but on occasion going off the board could be a good thing. Fact is this seasons draft the Habs did draft a highly skilled player with the first round selection. It isn’t like a habit was formed, they saw something in McCarron and if it pans out then we are better off for it.

        • adamkennelly says:

          no fighting in college but they can fight in Junior A and above. USHL has plenty of fighting.

          you still think MB brings in a legit HW?

      • frontenac1 says:

        Hola amigo! McCarron had 4 fights in Junior with one loss. He is only 19 had 9 fights last season with 5 wins and 4 draws. It takes years to learn the trade. He will be fine imo. By the way, I like the kid they picked up from the Hawks.Bobby Shea. He looks like a younger Prust type player. His hockey stalled in Rockford. Hope they can help him down on the farm. He could be very good. Saludos!

  13. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    I am not DD’s biggest fan but if Max is 38, there is no way his wingman is 209.

  14. ClutchNGrab says:

    Subban is the first defenceman on that list. Hope it’s a sign he’ll have a wonderful season. Can’t wait.

    • 24 Cups says:

      The reason that Subban is the highest rated defenseman is because this fantasy league includes penalty minutes.

      Cutting down on needless penalties should be one of Subban’s objectives this year! Same goes for Eller and Pleks.

      24 Cups

  15. CH Marshall says:

    2nd round draft pick

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