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After previously releasing the top rated goalies, defensivemen, left wingers, right wingers, and centers, EA Sports just released the top 50 rated players in NHL 15. Make sure you head over to the EA Sports NHL 15 ratings page to see more detailed ratings from all 50 players.

50. Mikko Koivu (89) Overall Minnesota Wild
49. Patrick Marleau (89) Overall San Jose Sharks
48. Corey Crawford (89) Overall Chicago Blackhawks
47. Joe Thornton (89) Overall San Jose Sharks
46. Mike Smith (89) Overall Arizona Coyotes
45. Nicklas Backstrom (89) Overall Washington Capitals
44. Ryan Miller (89) Overall Vancouver Canucks
43. Eric Staal (89) Overall Carolina Hurricanes
42. Semyon Varlamov (89) Overall Colorado Avalanche
41. Ryan McDonagh (89) Overall New York Rangers
40. Niklas Kronwall (89) Overall Detroit Red Wings
39. Roberto Luongo (89) Overall Florida Panthers
38. David Backes (89) Overall St. Louis Blues
37. David Krejci (89) Overall Boston Bruins
36. Joe Pavelski (89) Overall San Jose Sharks
35. Erik Karlsson (89) Overall Ottawa Senators
34. Patrick Kane (89) Overall Chicago Blackhawks
33. Ryan Kesler (90) Overall Anaheim Ducks
32. Sergei Bobrovsky (90) Overall Columbus Blue Jackets
31. Alex Pietrangelo (90) Overall St. Louis Blues
30. Matt Duchene (90) Overall Colorado Avalanche
29. Jamie Benn (90) Overall Dallas Stars
28. P.K. Subban (90) Overall Montreal Canadiens
27. Phil Kessel (90) Overall Toronto Maple Leafs
26. Taylor Hall (90) Overall Edmonton Oilers
25. Zach Parise (90) Overall- Minnesota Wild
24. Claude Giroux (90) Overall Philadelphia Flyers
23. Pekka Rinne (91) Overall Nashville Predators
22. Marian Hossa (91) Overall Chicago Blackhawks
21. Patrice Bergeron (91) Overall Boston Bruins
20. Zdeno Chara (91) Overall Boston Bruins
19. Anze Kopitar (91) Overall Los Angeles Kings
18. Drew Doughty (91) Overall Los Angeles Kings
17. John Tavares (91) Overall New York Islanders
16. Henrik Zetterberg (92) Overall- Detroit Red Wings
15. Ryan Suter (92) Overall Minnesota Wild
14. Duncan Keith (92) Overall Chicago Blackhawks
13. Tuukka Rask (92) Overall Boston Bruins
12. Evgeni Malkin (92) Overall - Pittsburgh Penguins
11. Carey Price (92) Overall Montreal Canadiens
10. Corey Perry (92) Overall Anaheim Ducks
9. Ryan Getzlaf (92) Overall Anaheim Ducks
8. Jonathan Quick (93) Overall Los Angeles Kings
7. Henrik Lundqvist (93) Overall New York Rangers
6. Pavel Datsyuk (93) Overall - Detroit Red Wings
5. Shea Weber (93) Overall Nashville Predators
4. Alexander Ovechkin (93) Overall Washington Capitals
3. Jonathan Toews (93) Overall Chicago Blackhawks
2. Steven Stamkos (93) Overall Tampa Bay Lightning
1. Sidney Crosby (96) Overall - Pittsburgh Penguins

Let us know what you think!

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# 1 Al_Tito13 @ 08/09/14 03:08 PM
The ratings for the 25-50 range are way too high, having 50 players at 89 or more is a nonsense for me. It's impossible to have any kind of player differentiation with so many high ratings.
 
# 2 gator3guy @ 08/09/14 03:23 PM
Ovechkin 82 slap shot power

I hate that EA always lumps skating ratings together. First instance if they give a guy 87 speed, they also give him 87 agility, and acceleration. Why even have those ratings if you aren't going to use them? They've done it for years and it annoys the hell out of me. Same goes with the shooting ratings for forwards.
 
# 3 Solarstar11 @ 08/09/14 04:31 PM
The interfaces looks like they're on a Windows 8.
 
# 4 AngelPingu @ 08/09/14 04:39 PM
These ratings get worse and worse year after year.
 
# 5 miner7g @ 08/09/14 06:09 PM
Crosby at 96... I didn't think his rating could get worse from last year.
 
# 6 YoungBuck3 @ 08/09/14 06:30 PM
There's definitely not 11 players in the world better than Malkin sorry.

I don't like to get too concerned with overalls, but we've got 50 guys who are 89ov or higher? Kesler is an 90ov and better than Kane lol? Seguin can't crack the top 50?

Ovechkin has 82 slap shot power?
 
# 7 BaylorBearBryant @ 08/09/14 06:36 PM
No MacKinnon?
 
# 8 hogfanhw81 @ 08/09/14 08:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by YoungBuck3
There's definitely not 11 players in the world better than Malkin sorry.

I don't like to get too concerned with overalls, but we've got 50 guys who are 89ov or higher? Kesler is an 90ov and better than Kane lol? Seguin can't crack the top 50?

Ovechkin has 82 slap shot power?
Also disagree about Seguin not cracking too 50 after last season
 
# 9 gator3guy @ 08/09/14 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by socalbeast08
stamkos better than ovie?! idk about that, maybe defensively but on the offensive side ovie is better.
No he's not. Four years ago I would have probably agreed with you, but the guy has become a PP specialist. Half of his goals and points came on the PP. I mean the guy scored 51 goals and was a -35!!! He's more physical that's about it. Stamkos is a better skater, playmaker, and scorer. Ovechkin is and always has been a "volume scorer". Feels weird to say that about a hockey player, but its true. Stamkos' shooting percentage is near 18% for his career. Ovie 12%. Stamkos has been a consistent 90+ point scorer since his second year in the league.
 
# 10 13whitebread @ 08/09/14 10:20 PM
1 month away hooray
 
# 11 YoungBuck3 @ 08/09/14 11:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by socalbeast08
stamkos better than ovie?! idk about that, maybe defensively but on the offensive side ovie is better.
100% Stamkos deserves to be higher than Ovechkin.
 
# 12 canucksss @ 08/10/14 08:31 AM
I'd say ^%%$#@ these numbers...... all are 90's and not even far from each other!!! I bet in NHL 15 all of these players plays the same and you cant distinguish one from the other besides the color of their uniform or by their numbers! (Seldom you play ice level wherein you can see close up their faces.
 
# 13 Splitter77 @ 08/10/14 09:54 AM
ratings are too clustered.
no differential unless they rate from 1-100.
just lije the screen from nhl 95.
those old gsmes had the best player seperation
 
# 14 Gagnon39 @ 08/10/14 01:43 PM
The biggest joke of all is at number 48. Corey Crawford is an 89 overall. Ha!
 
# 15 CaptainSuperman @ 08/10/14 03:27 PM
Well, these are the best players in the world, are they not? If they have a huge differentiation of these players, what would the worst players in the worst leagues be rated? It's just like how all NHL teams are like 4-5 stars in OFF DEF and GOA, and then you look at the AHL teams and they are 3-4 star, and so on and so fourth
 
# 16 Roscosuper @ 08/10/14 07:16 PM
Well, I didn't even look at the list once I saw Tavares' complete ratings, and again I'm disappointed because I have to think that nothing has changed with the rating system or how the game itself will handle the attributes.

Is Tavares an elite player? Yes of course he his, but his defensive and physical ratings are too high. He does not look to make big hits (which he will as an AI player), he does look to go down and block shots (which he will as an AI player), and he does definitely not fight (which he will be forced to do because he will "automatically" dish out big hits and have to fight).

Once again, he'll be the Islanders top defensive player (which he really is not), and he'll be leading the PK unit (which he doesn't play much time on in RL).

Don't get me wrong, Tavares is responsible defensively, and as his skating has improved his defense has too, but he does not play how the ratings in this game will make him play unless the game is configured differently this year. I doubt it is, though.
 
# 17 acreinha @ 08/10/14 07:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptainSuperman
Well, these are the best players in the world, are they not? If they have a huge differentiation of these players, what would the worst players in the worst leagues be rated? It's just like how all NHL teams are like 4-5 stars in OFF DEF and GOA, and then you look at the AHL teams and they are 3-4 star, and so on and so fourth
Great point. We need to keep in mind that this game incorporates several leagues around the world and obviously the top 50 in the NHL are going to have similar ratings because they are elite. I can't speak for everybody since I'm a Blackhawks fan through and through but I feel different playability with Hossa, Toews, Kane, and Keith who EA named top 5 in there positions. EA isn't going to nail every single player with their real life counterparts but I've never felt disappointed. Players feeling distinctly different won't happen until they seriously revamp AI and zone awareness. However, EA is moving in right direction.
 

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