Nashville Predators: EA Sports NHL ’18 Predators’ Player Ratings

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Way Too Low

And here we are. We’ve made it to the players who are ranked way too low in NHL ’18. The players on this list are ranked at least four points too low. It is safe to assume that these ratings are not an accurate representation of their assigned player:

Roman Josi: 87

Ryan Johansen: 86

Ryan Ellis: 83

Viktor Arvidsson: 82

Colton Sissons: 76

Kevin Fiala: 75

After seeing these ratings, you understand how I feel now. Roman Josi listed as an 87 is just laughable. He consistently performs with the best defenders in the league, yet does not receive the recognition. Following behind Josi is Ryan Johansen. He is a dynamic playmaker capable of creating scoring chances every time he touches the ice. An 89 or 90 rating seems much more fitting to me.

Ryan Ellis is a one of a kind player. Is offensive ability is unmatched and he can play defense with the best of them. The fact that he is an 83 should be taken as an insult and will hopefully be fixed. The other rating that should be taken as insult is Viktor Arvidsson. Arvidsson scored 61 points last season and ultimately proved his worth. Someone who scores 30+ goals is not an 82 overall.

Next up is Colton Sissons, and last season a 76 would have been acceptable. But after what he accomplished last year Sissons deserves to be ranked in the low 80s. Finally, the last player is Kevin Fiala. Fiala has not spent a ton of time at the NHL level, as he only played in 54 regular season games last year. It appears now that he is primed to have a breakout year, and while potential should not reflect his rating, a 75 is far too low.