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Just picked up my annual copy and thought I would share there predictions for some players etc..

Most Overvalued Player - Dan Hamhuis

Most Undervalued Player - Alex Edler

Hidden Value - Ryan Kesler

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In their fantasy pool they do for the magazine the Canucks that were selected are below. 10 GM's and 10 picks strictly on points.

18th - Henrik Sedin

20th - Daniel Sedin

63rd - Ryan Kesler

Of Note 1,2 and 3 were Crosby, Ovechkin, Stamkos..

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Canucks player Predictions for this season

Henrik Sedin - 71 points

Daniel Sedin - 70 points

Ryan Kesler - 57 points

Alex Burrows - 48 points

Alex Edler - 43 points

Jannik Hansen - 41 points

Chris Higgins - 37 points

Dan Hamhuis - 33 points

Zack Kassian - 32 points

Jordan Schroder - 30 points

Niklas Jensen - 28 points

Jason Garrison - 27 points

David Booth - 26 points

Kevin Bieksa - 23 points

Brad Richardson - 17 points

Frank Corrado - 12 points

Chris Tanev - 12 points

Dale Weise - 11 points

Roberto Luongo - 40 wins

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I agree with the Edler evaluation.

With Hamhuis, from a fantasy league perspective (which is based on points and penalty minutes I believe) it makes sense. He's a good defender, but for a fantasy league he won't give you what Edler will give you. Doesn't mean he's a bad player.

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Kesler is the guy who has the potential for a huge rebound season. Certainly better than where they have him.

Hansen is a sleeper. He was 3rd in Canuck scoring last season, but generally plays a checking role. He's playing for a new contract, so we'll have to see where that takes his offensive numbers.

Booth could be a late sleeper, but with substaintial risk.

The question is whether Kassian can stay on the Sedin line or not. I don't think he will, at least not for all 82 games, certainly. But if he does, that's a HUGE plus for this team.

The other question is if Schroeder emerges as a scoring threat.

But the biggest beneficiary of a Torts-coached team will be Luongo. Both Khabi and Lundy have had their best seasons under Torts, and guaranteed Luongo himself will be ultra-motivated to retain his Olympic starting job.

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