Eric Maltais, who pens Croaks, from the Fantasy Frog, gives you his take on most of the players from a fantasy standpoint. Some may differ from what you find in the DobberHockey Fantasy Guide, but it's good to have several viewpoints.

 

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Player UFA GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SOG Pct TOI PPTOI
Nash, Rick LW CLB 78 40 39 79 11 52 19 263 15.2 21.16 3.64
Didn't expect him to score 40 this year, but he did it. Next year he'll challenge for 50 as Columbus continues to improve will be very strong by the end of next season.
Naslund, Markus LW NYR 82 24 22 46 -10 57 14 215 11.2 17.18 3.27

In decline for the fifth straight season, he has now retired.

Neal, James LW DAL 77 24 13 37 -11 51 10 171 14 15.87 2.20
Neal will have a nice career as a 30-goal scorer who'll never put up that many points.
Neil, Chris RW OTT X 60 3 7 10 -13 146 0 59 5.1 10.96 0.94
His continued decline in production now makes him valuable for the PIMs only.
Niedermayer, Rob RW ANA X 79 14 7 21 -17 42 1 88 15.9 15.58 0.09
Actually his best season in three years.
Niedermayer, Scott D ANA X 82 14 45 59 -8 70 32 178 7.9 26.92 4.00
I'm betting he retires for good.
Nielsen, Frans C NYI 59 9 24 33 -4 18 16 101 8.9 16.54 3.28
Showed enough to earn a regular spot, but his potential doesn't exceed the 45-50 point range.
Nilsson, Robert C EDM 64 9 20 29 1 26 11 77 11.7 15.19 2.48
The Oilers have too many similar players for him to make an impact.
Niskanen, Matt D DAL 80 6 29 35 -11 52 10 111 5.4 19.96 2.55
With Zubov out, I would have expected a little more from Niskanen. However, after only 2 points in the first 20 games, he did pretty well and I expect he'll get close to 40 points next year and might even surpass it.
Nokelainen, Petteri C ANA 50 4 5 9 2 16 0 56 7.1 11.28 0.11
This former first round pick's career is going nowhere fast.
Nolan, Owen RW MIN 59 25 20 45 5 26 17 148 16.9 16.39 3.15
Looks like he found the fountain of youth. Has been amazing, just don't expect a repeat.
Numminen, Teppo D BUF X 57 2 15 17 -4 22 6 34 5.9 17.50 1.91
Expect retirement.
Nylander, Michael C WAS 72 9 24 33 0 32 10 87 10.3 14.04 2.22
Nylander was horrible and was an healthy scratch on several occasions. He can bounce back, but not in Washington and he'll be 37 at the start of next season so don't expect a huge rebound.

 

 

 

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