Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – Los Angeles Kings
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 – Andrej Sekera, Justin Williams, Martin Jones, Robyn Regehr, Mike Richards, Jarret Stoll
Incoming – Jhonas Enroth, Milan Lucic, Christian Ehrhoff
Impact of changes – It's addition by subtraction when it comes to Richards. And Williams to Lucic is an upgrade in toughness and, at this point in Williams' career, skill. The loss of Sekera, Regehr and Stoll opens the door for a couple of youngsters. But the overall makeup and style (possession-driven) of the team remains the same, and is probably improved.
From a fantasy hockey standpoint, the only improvement in offense will be whatever small steps forward are taken by the likes of developing youngsters Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson. Because you already know what you're getting from the skilled vets.
Ready for full-time &