Dobber’s Offseason Fantasy Grades: Toronto Maple Leafs

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2016-09-11

Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – Toronto Maple Leafs

For the last 13 years (12 with The Hockey News) I have reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them. My 14th annual review will appear here on DobberHockey throughout the summer. This is not a review of the likely performance on the ice or in the standings, but in the realm of fantasy hockey.

Enjoy!

GoneBen Smith, Jonathan Bernier, TJ Brennan, Rich Clune, PA Parenteau, Sam Carrick, Michael Grabner, Alex Stalock, Stuart Percy, Scott Harrington, Mark Arcobello

IncomingJhonas Enroth, Roman Polak, Matt Martin, Kerby Rychel, Frederik Andersen, Nikita Zaitsev…and a bunch of rookies that I’m sure nobody in fantasy hockey is interested in.

Impact of changes – Astute fantasy owners would have known about these changes a year ago. Granted, they wouldn’t have known the precise details or the exact player names, but generally speaking the pieces of the puzzle were all there. We knew that all those short-term free agent signings in the summer of 2015 were made so the Leafs could get draft picks at the deadline (though Parenteau’s injury at the worst week of the year prevented them from doing the same with him). We realized that any injury to what few remaining ‘name’ players the Leafs had would see extended time on the shelf so that the team would be in a better – but legal – position to draft Auston Matthews. We understood that they would get a high draft pick for an impact player. We knew that there were several real high-end prospects who wou