Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – NY Rangers
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 – Martin St. Louis, Chris Bourque, Michael Kostka, Matt Hunwick, Carl Hagelin, Cam Talbot, Joey Crabb, James Sheppard, Glen Sather (GM)
Incoming – Luke Adam, Magnus Hellberg, Brian Gibbons, Viktor Stalberg, Jayson Megna, Raphael Diaz, Emerson Etem, Antti Raanta, Jarret Stoll
Impact of changes – The biggest impact is the loss of St. Louis who, while on the decline, was still the recipient of a lot of ice time both on the power play and at even strength. Assuming that Etem replaces Hagelin in terms of ice time, situations and production (35 points is a pretty achievable goal), that leaves