Dobber’s 2018 Offseason Fantasy Grades: Arizona Coyotes



Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – Arizona Coyotes


For the last 15 years (12 with The Hockey News, last year’s via pinch-hitter Cam Robinson) Dobber has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them.

The 16th 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.



GoneZac Rinaldo, Luke Schenn, Max Domi, Jordan Martinook, Freddie Hamilton


IncomingMichael Grabner, Alex Galchenyuk, Ilya Lyubushkin, David Ullstrom, Jordan Oesterle, Vinnie Hinostroza


Impact of changes – Overall we’ve seen an upgrade in team speed here, and in the case of Galchenyuk versus Domi – an upgrade in terms of upside. That could just as easily go sideways, but the prevailing belief among fantasy owners is that this trade will tilt Galchenyuk’s way. This offseason has otherwise been filled with little tweaks to the roster, as well as strengthening the system in terms of players who are on the cusp of contributing soon by adding the likes of Robbie Russo, Hudson Fasching, Adam Helewka and signing college free agent Jordan Gross and former Isles prospect Ullstrom.

Regarding Hinostroza – he’s my early pick to possibly become the next Jonathan Marchessault. All he needed was ice time and opportunity, and he’ll get it with Arizona. His upside isn’t as high as Marchessault’s but it’s the same idea – a smaller player in his mid-20s with a lot of skill. As for Jordan Oesterle:


Ready for full-time – There are a lot of players who could and should see NHL time in the season ahead, but very few (i.e. none) who are locks to make the jump. These players are, in order of my opinion in term