OCT. 1 UPDATE: Hockey is here! The regular season starts Wednesday. The games begin to count and so do the fantasy stats. This is your last chance to cram if you haven't drafted your team yet – or if you're scouring the waiver wire for some crucial pre-season adds.
These are my final rankings. You'll notice a bushel of prospects, from Filip Zadina to Vitali Kravtsov, have dropped out, while guys like Barrett Hayton check in. That's the nature of the pre-season: highly touted kids are players you want as late-round fliers, but it's never a guarantee they all make their respective teams. Some do, some don't. That's why they're late-round fantasy picks.
Good luck this season! Check back again in December and March, when I'll shuffle the deck and re-rank everyone.
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Matt Larkin is a senior writer at The Hockey News and has been part of the team since 2011. He's your one-stop shop for deep-dive player interviews, predictions, statistics, fantasy player rankings, player safety and hair tips. Catch him weekly as host of The Hockey News Live and The Hockey News Podcast.