You’ve heard the old saying: Goaltending is 50% of hockey, unless you don’t have it ... then it’s 100%. The same can be said about centermen. If you don’t have an elite pivot to dictate play, you’re likely to be chasing the puck all night.
We’ve taken a look around the league at each team’s top center and ranked them 1–30, based on the success we predict for them in 2016–17.
By Allan Muir