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Right Wing Rankings: Banger Leagues

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Here are the top right wingers ranked in descending order based on their value in 10 or 12 team "Banger Leagues". A typical banger league consists of goals, assists, plus/minus, penalty minutes, power-play points, shots on goal, hits and blocked shots for skaters.

The gap between Pavelski and Kane is a lot closer in a banger league compared to a standard league. San Jose's captain had 147 hits last season to go along with a surprisingly impressive 67 blocks for a forward. As long as he stays on Joe Thornton's line he's a lock for 35 goals.

MacKinnon isn't the most physical player out there, but his 53 blocks from a season ago are quite impressive. He is expected to move back to the wing, where he had his most success as a rookie. Don't be shocked if he winds up with 70-plus points. The firing of head coach Patrick Roy will certainly help the team's possession numbers.

Rank Player Team
13 David Backes BOS
14 Kyle Okposo BUF
15 Kyle Palmieri NJ
16 Justin Abdelkader DET
17 Bobby Ryan OTT
18 Mika Zibanejad NYR
19 Phil Kessel PIT
20 Dylan Larkin DET
21 Mark Stone OTT
22 Brendan Gallagher MTL
23 Leo Komarov TOR
24 Jordan Eberle EDM

Kessel was one the of the biggest draft busts from a year ago. He gained great chemistry with C Nick Bonino and LW Carl Hagelin down the stretch and in the postseason, but because of his third-line status, his ceiling is limited. He can still garner 30 goals and 65 points, but he had just nine hits and 13 blocks last season.

Komarov had a career-year offensively, scoring 19 goals in 67 games. Toronto head coach Mike Babcock really seems to like the pesky Finn, so he should remain in a top-six role, potentially alongside Auston Matthews. He can win you hits practically every week after racking up 283 in 2015-16.

Rank Player Team
25 Brandon Saad CLB
26 Patrik Laine WPG
27 Nino Niederreiter MIN
28 Jaromir Jagr FLA
29 Troy Brouwer CGY
30 Charlie Coyle MIN
31 Patrick Sharp DAL
32 Jakub Voracek PHI
33 Mats Zuccarello NYR
34 Cam Atkinson CLB
35 Marian Hossa CHI
36 David Perron STL
37 Gustav Nyquist DET
38 Reilly Smith FLA
39 Alexander Radulov MTL
40 Tom Wilson WAS

Jagr's 18.9 shooting percentage was the highest of his career since the 1996-97 season when he scored 47 goals in 63 games. Don't expect him to reach 27 goals again.

Radulov is nothing more than a late-round flier. Don't expect anything more than 25 goals or 50 points.

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