Commentary

Player Ranks: Kopitar is on the rise

The Los Angeles Kings' center moves onto the top-10 skaters list

Originally Published: February 28, 2011
By Tom Awad | Hockey Prospectus
Anze KopitarJesse Johnson/US PresswireAnze Kopitar has had a strong season so far for the Los Angeles Kings.

During the season, these rankings -- which appear on Mondays in concert with the NHL Power Rankings -- are based on player production in terms of Hockey Prospectus' GVT valuation metric. If you are unfamiliar with GVT and how it works, you can find more here.

Previously, this list was of the top 10 players overall. Now, it's the top 10 skaters and the top five goalies. We think this change will improve the info processing for fans, especially because goalies and skaters do very different things in an NHL game.

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