January Fantasy Hockey Rankings:  Centres

As we near the halfway mark of the NHL season, some centres who were highly ranked have disappointed so far (Getzlaf, Briere) while others have been held back by injuries (Crosby, Carter). Moving up this month: The Bruins (Bergeron, Krejci), Pavel Datsyuk, and Logan Couture.

Centre Rankings -->> Top 30

1. Tampa Bay Lightning Steven Stamkos, C (1)

2. Vancouver CanucksHenrik Sedin, C (3)

3. Pittsburgh PenguinsEvgeni Malkin, C (4)

4. Chicago BlackhawksJonathan Toews, C (5)

5. Washington CapitalsNicklas Backstrom, C (6)

Note: Centres are ranked for their expected performance from this point to the end of the 2011-2012 season using standard scoring league categories: Goals, Assists, Power Play Points, Shots on Goal, Plus/Minus, Penalty Minutes, and Average Time on Ice. Last month's ranking is indicated in parentheses.

6. Detroit Red WingsPavel Datsyuk, C (9)

7. Los Angeles Kings Anze Kopitar, C (7)

8. Minnesota Wild Mikko Koivu, C (11)

9. New York RangersBrad Richards, C (10)

10. Carolina HurricanesEric Staal, C (12)

11. Ottawa Senators Jason Spezza, C (18)

12. Boston BruinsPatrice Bergeron, C (24)

13. San Jose SharksLogan Couture, C (25)

14. San Jose SharksJoe Thornton, C (14)

15. Florida Panthers Stephen Weiss, C (13)

16. Anaheim DucksRyan Getzlaf, C (8)

17. Boston BruinsDavid Krejci, C (28)

18. New York IslandersJohn Tavares, C (21)

19. Los Angeles Kings Mike Richards, C (17)

20. Tampa Bay Lightning Vincent Lecavalier, C (16)

21. Edmonton OilersRyan Nugent-Hopkins, C (15)

22. Columbus Blue JacketsJeff Carter, C (20)

23. Toronto Maple LeafsMikhail Grabovski, C (27)

24. Montreal CanadiensTomas Plekanec, C (22)

25. Dallas StarsMike Ribeiro, C (off)

26. Philadelphia FlyersDanny Briere, C (19)

27. New Jersey DevilsAdam Henrique, C (off)

28. Pittsburgh PenguinsJordan Staal, C (23)

29. Calgary Flames Olli Jokinen, C (off)

30. Pittsburgh PenguinsSidney Crosby, C (2)

On the bubble: Matt Duchene, Paul Stastny, Bryan Little, Tim Connolly, Derek Stepan

**Re: position designations--if a player is listed with dual eligibility of W/C, he will be ranked among the wings.
If he is listed as a LW/RW he will be ranked at the position where he sees/has seen the most ice time.

***ESPN continues to add dual position eligibility, however, I am not updating as we'd be left with very few pure centres. It is a bit arbitrary, but should improve one's ability to make player comparisons (by dividing the forwards out somewhat more evenly).

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