There’s more than just the here and now to con­sider when draft­ing for a keeper league. Can a star stand the test of time?

The Hockey News - Fantasy Pool Guide - - Keeper League Rat­ings - BY ARI YANOVER

DO YOU WANT TO WIN NOW, OR IN THE FU­TURE? CAN you do both? It’s a ques­tion that plagues real-life NHL GMs, and when you’re in a fan­tasy keeper league, it a ects you, too. It’s one thing to draft last year’s top point scor­ers, but it’s an­other thing en­tirely when you have to look years down the line as well. That 39-year-old su­per­star may help you this year, but in five years, will you be wish­ing you’d taken a chance on that 22-yearold kid in­stead? There’s a lot more to con­sider when there’s no ex­pi­ra­tion date on your league, which just adds to the chal­lenge of build­ing a suc­cess­ful, long-term team. Here is The Hockey News’ rank­ing of the top 25 play­ers at each po­si­tion for a draft at the start of a lim­it­less keeper league. Ages are as of Oct. 1.



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