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Top 15 Centres?

Jun 5, 2017 at 1:53
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Saw someone say John Tavares is a top 10 centre in the league and it got me thinking. Who are the top 15 Centres in the league right now. Guys like Eichel and Matthews I feel are going to be amazing but I wouldn't say top 15 yet.

In no particular order

Crosby
McDavid
Stamkos
Getzlaf
Kopitar
Pavelski
Backstrom
Giroux
Tavares
Monahan
Barkov
Malkin
Seguin
Bergy
Toews
Jun 5, 2017 at 2:02
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Saw someone say John Tavares is a top 10 centre in the league and it got me thinking. Who are the top 15 Centres in the league right now. Guys like Eichel and Matthews I feel are going to be amazing but I wouldn't say top 15 yet.

In no particular order

Crosby
McDavid
Stamkos
Getzlaf
Kopitar
Pavelski
Backstrom
Giroux
Tavares
Monahan
Barkov
Malkin
Seguin
Bergy
Toews


Barkov and Monahan certainly aren't better than Matthews and Eichel
Jun 5, 2017 at 2:10
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Barkov is just off that Toews Bergy Selke esc centre tier. He just doesn't get the ratings. Kinda the opposite as with Matthews who is a little over hyped. Eichel can have Monahan spot
Jun 5, 2017 at 6:25
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In order

Crosby
McDavid
Malkin
Backstrom
Tavares
Stamkos
Seguin
Toews
Getzlaf
Eichel
Draisaitl
Matthews
Kuznetsov
Johansen
Bergeron
Jun 5, 2017 at 7:38
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1. McDavid
2. Crosby
3. Stamkos
4. Malkin
5. Backstrom
6. Schiefle
7. Draisaitl
8. Seguin
9. Toews
10. Kopitar
11. Matthew
12. Tavares
13. Granlund
14. Getzlaf
15. Pavelski
Jun 5, 2017 at 9:18
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In no order

McJesus
Crosby
Malkin
Backstorm
Bergeron
Stamkos
Schiefle
Seguin
Tavares
Getslaf
Toews
Matthews
Kopitar
Eichel
Giroux
Jun 5, 2017 at 9:39
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In a particular order... (all when healthy)

Crosby
McDavid
Malkin
Stamkos
Toews
Bergeron
Backstrom
Tavares
Pavelski
Seguin
Giroux
Scheifele
Kopitar
Eichel
Barkov
Jun 5, 2017 at 10:56
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Quoting: TrueNorth
In a particular order... (all when healthy)

Crosby
McDavid
Malkin
Stamkos
Toews
Bergeron
Backstrom
Tavares
Pavelski
Seguin
Giroux
Scheifele
Kopitar
Eichel
Barkov


Yeah this looks best to me.
Jun 5, 2017 at 12:18
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Quoting: TrueNorth
In a particular order... (all when healthy)

Crosby
McDavid
Malkin
Stamkos
Toews
Bergeron
Backstrom
Tavares
Pavelski
Seguin
Giroux
Scheifele
Kopitar
Eichel
Barkov


Pavelski plays mostly wing in san jose
Jun 5, 2017 at 2:00
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McDavid
Crosby
Tavares
Backstrom
Stamkos
Getzlaf
Eichel
Matthews
Bergeron
Malkin
Toews
Kopitar
Draisaitl
Granlund
Seguin

Something like this, it's probably way off.
Jun 5, 2017 at 2:25
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1. McDavid
2. Crosby
3. Stamkos
4. Malkin
5. Backstrom
6. Schiefle
7. Draisaitl
8. Seguin
9. Toews
10. Kopitar
11. Matthew
12. Tavares
13. Granlund
14. Getzlaf
15. Pavelski


Granlund and Pavelski play the wing.
Jun 5, 2017 at 2:27
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McDavid
Crosby
Tavares
Backstrom
Stamkos
Getzlaf
Eichel
Matthews
Bergeron
Malkin
Toews
Kopitar
Draisaitl
Granlund
Seguin

Something like this, it's probably way off.


Granlund isn't better than Seguin, plus he doesn't even play center anymore.
Jun 5, 2017 at 2:44
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Crosby
Toews
Mcdavid
Getzlaf
Malkin
Giroux
Bergeron
Backstrom
Scheifele
Tavares
Kesler
Kopitar
Eichel
Matthews
Johansen

In order. Just my opinion probably is a little off though.
Jun 5, 2017 at 3:20
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Sidney Crosby
Connor McDavid
John Tavares
Evgeni Malkin
Ryan Getzlaf
Steven Stamkos
Tyler Seguin
Jonathan Toews
Jeff Carter
Auston Matthews
Ryan O'Reilly
Jack Eichel
Nicklas Backstrom
Mark Scheifele
Aleksander Barkov
Jun 5, 2017 at 3:30
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Quoting: DarylthePony
Sidney Crosby
Connor McDavid
John Tavares
Evgeni Malkin
Ryan Getzlaf
Steven Stamkos
Tyler Seguin
Jonathan Toews
Jeff Carter
Auston Matthews
Ryan O'Reilly
Jack Eichel
Nicklas Backstrom
Mark Scheifele
Aleksander Barkov


I dunno man. I just don't think Matthews is good enough yet. Plus Kopitar is certainly better than half your list.
Jun 5, 2017 at 3:38
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Quoting: DarylthePony
Sidney Crosby
Connor McDavid
John Tavares
Evgeni Malkin
Ryan Getzlaf
Steven Stamkos
Tyler Seguin
Jonathan Toews
Jeff Carter
Auston Matthews
Ryan O'Reilly
Jack Eichel
Nicklas Backstrom
Mark Scheifele
Aleksander Barkov


I dunno man. I just don't think Matthews is good enough yet. Plus Kopitar is certainly better than half your list.


Kopitar is rapidly declining, I went with a lot of new generation centers, who's style of play accommodates with today's NHL.
Jun 5, 2017 at 4:39
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Kopitar is rapidly declining, I went with a lot of new generation centers, who's style of play accommodates with today's NHL.[/quote]

Rapidly declining after a bad year is kinda harsh. Also he didn't have an off-season with all the international stuff he played in. Same reason Tampa we're gutted this year.
Jun 5, 2017 at 6:18
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McDavid
Crosby
Tavares
Backstrom
Stamkos
Getzlaf
Eichel
Matthews
Bergeron
Malkin
Toews
Kopitar
Draisaitl
Granlund
Seguin

Something like this, it's probably way off.


Granlund isn't better than Seguin, plus he doesn't even play center anymore.


I didn't know he played wing, sorry. Also, about the Seguin-Granlund thing i said it's probably way off, it was just a quick list.
Jun 5, 2017 at 6:19
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Quoting: Jimmybooboo


I dunno man. I just don't think Matthews is good enough yet. Plus Kopitar is certainly better than half your list.


Kopitar is rapidly declining, I went with a lot of new generation centers, who's style of play accommodates with today's NHL.

He had a bad season for him, though he still should have won the Selke and he brings lots of leadership to the kings. it isn't all about points.
Jun 5, 2017 at 6:28
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Kopitar is rapidly declining, I went with a lot of new generation centers, who's style of play accommodates with today's NHL.

He had a bad season for him, though he still should have won the Selke and he brings lots of leadership to the kings. it isn't all about points.


The leadership aspect is a reflection of his captaincy not his skills as a centre. You don't necessarily have to be a strong leader to be a good centre.
Jun 5, 2017 at 6:30
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan

He had a bad season for him, though he still should have won the Selke and he brings lots of leadership to the kings. it isn't all about points.


The leadership aspect is a reflection of his captaincy not his skills as a centre. You don't necessarily have to be a strong leader to be a good centre.


I know, but if he's one of the best all-round players in the game that's pretty good.
Jun 5, 2017 at 7:09
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The leadership aspect is a reflection of his captaincy not his skills as a centre. You don't necessarily have to be a strong leader to be a good centre.


I know, but if he's one of the best all-round players in the game that's pretty good.


I'm not saying Kopitar is bad, but he's not as good as the other centers I chose. Kopitar was a tough cut for me.
Jun 5, 2017 at 7:17
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I know, but if he's one of the best all-round players in the game that's pretty good.


I'm not saying Kopitar is bad, but he's not as good as the other centers I chose. Kopitar was a tough cut for me.


ok
Jun 5, 2017 at 7:23
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I feel like Kopitar has gotta have another off season to be bumped out. Same as Matthews needs a good sophomore year to crack the top tier.
Jun 6, 2017 at 12:10
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I feel like Kopitar has gotta have another off season to be bumped out. Same as Matthews needs a good sophomore year to crack the top tier.


i think he'll play better next year.
 
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