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12-15-2012, 10:23 PM
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Help with determining LW and RW position

I am planning on running a Top 20 LW and RW poll, but I am unfamiliar with some of the players' positions. Here are the top 50 scoring LWs and RWs from last season according to NHL.com. Are there any players that are listed under the wrong position? Are there any glaring omissions that are not listed here? Marleau is an example of one player I am unsure of. Is he a left wing or center? Thanks.

  
Left Wings
  
     
Ilya KovalchukJames NealRay WhitneyLoui ErikssonMatt Moulson
Patrick SharpZach PariseScott HartnellDaniel SedinJoffrey Lupul
Alex OvechkinMax PaciorettyPatrick MarleauErik ColeTomas Fleischmann
Chris KunitzMilan LucicThomas VanekMilan MichalekRick Nash
Evander KaneBrad MarchandVinny ProspalTaylor HallDany Heatley
Alexandre BurrowsGabriel LandeskogAndrew LaddAlex TanguayCurtis Glencross
Ryan MaloneSteve SullivanNick FolignoRyan SmythJussi Jokinen
Ryane CloweClarke MacArthurChris HigginsSergei KostitsynDavid Perron
RJ UmbergerJason ChimeraMatt CookeCarl HagelinJamie McGinn
Lauri KorpikoskiColin GreeningAndrei KostitsynTyler EnnisRyan Jones
     
  
Right Wings
  
     
Phil KesselMarian HossaMarian GaborikJordan EberleMartin St Louis
Jason PominvilleJarome IginlaPA ParenteauTeemu SelannePatrick Kane
Teddy PurcellBlake WheelerRadim VrbataMichael RyderCorey Perry
Daniel AlfredssonPascal DupuisJustin WilliamsMartin EratBobby Ryan
Johan FranzenRyan CallahanKris VersteegDustin BrownAlexander Semin
T.J. OshieJaromir JagrShane DoanDrew StaffordWayne Simmonds
Jakub VoracekMatt ReadDavid ClarksonKyle OkposoPetr Sykora
Dainius ZubrusPatric HornqvistViktor StalbergSteve DownieJannik Hansen
Todd BertuzziDavid JonesMilan HejdukDevin SetoguchiAles Hemsky
Troy BrouwerDanny ClearyMichael GrabnerChad LaRoseNathan Horton

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12-15-2012, 10:29 PM
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Lupul's been a RW every year before this one, so I'm not sure what that makes him. I'm pretty sure Clowe is a RW. That's all I got on me.

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12-15-2012, 10:31 PM
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Jiri Hudler belongs on the RW list, and Valtteri Filppula on the LW.

Viktor Stalberg should be on the LW. Tyler Ennis is a C.


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12-15-2012, 10:47 PM
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Cole is often listed on websites and games as a left wing but he's a right winger on the Habs and I recall reading he's been a right winger most of his time with Carolina. He might have been a left wing with the Oilers but then again he was terrible playing with them.

Anyways I recommand moving him to your RW list.

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Eriksson has played right wing for most of his career but he was slated to be moved to the left side to make way for Jagr this season. So either would be correct I guess.

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Kovalchuk always played left until last year so I am not sure if he will play left or right

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A lot of those guys can and will have played both sides so it will be hard to determine exactly who is LW or RW. Just through scanning through the list Burrows has obviously spent a good deal of his career as a RWer on the Sedin line, Neal played RW last season, Ryan has played LW since the 2008-09 season when he came into the NHL full time, I'm pretty sure Semin prefers LW too.

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Brown can play RW, but mostly played on kopitar's left the entire year and plays better on the left.

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Brown can play RW, but mostly played on kopitar's left the entire year and plays better on the left.
Yah i don't see him going back on RW. He just has perfect chemistry with Kopitar and Williams.

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12-15-2012, 11:26 PM
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never mind, Pominville is on the list.

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12-15-2012, 11:26 PM
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Grabner is a LW.

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Neal played RW all last season

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12-16-2012, 12:09 AM
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It's hard to say for Heatley. While he did play LW most of last season, there were times when he played RW as well. And now with the Parise signing, it's likely that Heatley will be playing the RW on the top line with Parise on the LW.

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Maybe it would be best to lump them all together as just "wingers", seeing as there's so much change in what eachh position a player plays.

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Michalek is a RW
Burrows is a RW
Prospal is a Center, I think.

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Maybe it would be best to lump them all together as just "wingers", seeing as there's so much change in what eachh position a player plays.
I guess you're right. That would make things much simpler. Then I would have to figure out whether some hybrid players are centers or wingers like Marleau. He played center for long time, but lately he has been playing wing on Thornton's line.

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I guess you're right. That would make things much simpler. Then I would have to figure out whether some hybrid players are centers or wingers like Marleau. He played center for long time, but lately he has been playing wing on Thornton's line.
Keep it Center, LW, RW. A lot of people will vote for a player just because they're a center and centers are more important.

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Keep it Center, LW, RW. A lot of people will vote for a player just because they're a center and centers are more important.
I won't be doing a center one because a Top 30 Centers poll was done recently. I'm debating whether to do a top 40 wingers poll or a top 20 right wings and top 20 left wings poll.

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Zubrus plays LW Center and RW so good luck with that.

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I'm not sure if you're looking for last season, this upcoming season or overall

Depending what you're looking for, for the Devils:

With 2 LWers gone this summer, it looks like Kovalchuk will switch back from RW to his natural position of LW.

Depleted center depth pushed Elias to center, but he's typically a LW and he'll probably be back there this upcoming season with Zajac, Henrique & Josefson filling up the center role in the top 9. And as he's still scoring close to a PPG pace, he should be on this list.

Sykora is typically RW, but was switched over to LW last season. If the Devils re-sign him, that'll probably remain the case.

And as mentioned above, Zubrus would probably strap on pads and get in net if he was asked to... but when all is right and everyone's healthy, it's most likely that he's at RW.

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Michalek is a RW
Burrows is a RW
Prospal is a Center, I think.
Prospal can play center, but doesn't do it regulary. I wouldn't put Joffrey Lupul on LW, as he's been a RW'er every year before now. Bobby Ryan is much more of a LW'er than him. Although he's naturally a RW'er, his played lefty his whole NHL career. Burrows should be on the right. Erat can play both RW and LW so you could have him on either side, think Hornqvist might be like that too. Stalberg and Grabner should be on the left, imo.

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Perhaps it would be better not to mention RW/LW on players who can play both sides and only state it with those who really do not want/can play the other side.

On the D side one do not state side even as there are heaps of players who really are slotted into playing on one side only. One could do the same with D, not stating side in general but do it for those players who really are R or L players.

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Zubrus plays LW Center and RW so good luck with that.
True he's very versatile but Zubrus is a RWer most of the time. He plays other positions when the Devils are missing forwards (injury, ect)

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I'm not sure if you're looking for last season, this upcoming season or overall

Depending what you're looking for, for the Devils:

With 2 LWers gone this summer, it looks like Kovalchuk will switch back from RW to his natural position of LW.

Depleted center depth pushed Elias to center, but he's typically a LW and he'll probably be back there this upcoming season with Zajac, Henrique & Josefson filling up the center role in the top 9. And as he's still scoring close to a PPG pace, he should be on this list.

Sykora is typically RW, but was switched over to LW last season. If the Devils re-sign him, that'll probably remain the case.

And as mentioned above, Zubrus would probably strap on pads and get in net if he was asked to... but when all is right and everyone's healthy, it's most likely that he's at RW.
It's tough to move Elias back to wing when he's one of the best 2-way center in the league. Elias means Zajac's defence combined with Kovalchuk-lite's offense.

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Jiri Hudler belongs on the RW list, and Valtteri Filppula on the LW.
Only for one season.

Is this a comparison for a career or just last season? If for a career, Hudler has been LW/RW and Filppula C/LW, most at center, but that LW is also ok. Filppula has been LW a lot at the playoffs, when games are tight and Babcock starts to use 3 lines.

Bertuzzi and Franzen also have been LWs during their career, at last season they played on the same line, and then Bertuzzi was on the left. I should put LW/RW for both.

At latest Red Wings Stanley Cup final runs 2008 and 2009 Franzen was a left winger. And I think at next season he will swap from right to left again (because Gustav Nyquist and Damien Brunner are right wings).

But thank god I didn't see either Datsyuk or Zetterberg at winger position anymore. Both are natural centers. They just have had some years other guy at wing before (Zetterberg more).


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