Average Numbers from Top Positional Players
Here's the excel file of the numbers from the Kessel thread.
Basically I looked at the averages, gave it a green if it was a +5 more than the average, if it was a minimal difference < 5 and >-5, I gave it a yellow, and if was < -5 it was a red...
It's generally believed that RW are much weaker than C and LW from an overall perspective (3rd LW is generally a better producer than a 3rd RW), but what's interesting is the variation between the tiers of RW aren't all that much.
Eg.) If I went with Iggy (Yahoo! ADP of 37th) instead of Kessel (ADP of 18th), I'm essentially getting the same thing, but a round or two later...
*A couple of downfalls of what I did, dual eligible players mucked up the averages a bit, so Malkin in C and RW could have skewed the numbers a bit. Also injured players, I took the totals from what they posted last season regardless of games missed, which once again could have skewed the numbers, Crosby's numbers would have brought the average down and made a player like Sedin look slightly better...
Have at er!
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