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Dobber’s offseason fantasy hockey grades – Anaheim Ducks

For the last 12 years over at The Hockey News, I have reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them. Now that I am no longer with THN, my 13th annual review will appear here on DobberHockey. This is not a review of the likely performance on the ice or in the standings, but in the realm of fantasy hockey.



Gone – Jason LaBarbera, Matt Beleskey, Francois Beauchemin, Emerson Etem, James Wisniewski, Kyle Palmieri, Mark Fistric, Tomas Fleischmann, Louis Leblanc


IncomingShawn Horcoff, Kevin Bieksa, Carl Hagelin, Anton Khudobin, Matt Hackett, Chris Stewart


Impact of changes – Experience. Adding Horcoff, Hagelin and Khudobin to replace Etem, Palmieri, Beleskey and goalie John Gibson. The style of play won’t change, and yes Hagelin will see time on the big line. But he’ll be one of many. Every year that spot is a revolving door and to be frank, Hagelin doesn’t have the hands to keep up with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry anymore than Patrick Maroon did. Or Kyle Palmieri. Or Matt Beleskey (who tallied most of his points playing with Ryan Kesler last year).