Commentary

Player Ranks: Malkin's run continues

For the past month, Evgeni Malkin has had sole possession of the No. 1 skater spot

Originally Published: February 14, 2012
By Tom Awad | Hockey Prospectus
Evgeni MalkinGraig Abel/NHLI/Getty ImagesEvgeni Malkin is on a tear and holds a 5.4 total GVT lead in the skater rankings.

Editor's note: These 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.

Every Monday until the end of the season, Prospectus will provide updated Player Power Rankings for the top 10 skaters and top five goalies in the NHL based on HP's proprietary value metric, GVT, which includes offensive, defensive and shootout components.

This week, Evgeni Malkin continues his run of dominance and holds on to the No. 1 skater spot -- it's been nearly a month since Malkin hasn't been ranked the top skater. Meanwhile, Henrik Lundqvist extends his lead over Jonathan Quick in the goalie rankings.


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