Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – Boston Bruins
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.
Gone – Riley Nash, Tim Schaller, Nick Holden, Kenny Agostino, Anton Khudobin, Austin Czarnik, Brian Gionta, Rick Nash, Paul Postma, Tommy Wingels
Incoming – Chris Wagner, Joakim Nordstrom, John Moore, Jaroslav Halak, Martin Bakos
Impact of changes – The Bruins lost a great backup in Khudobin, but with Halak things will still remain reliable there. The loss of Riley Nash will hurt the most because he is coming off a great season in which he was one of the better third-line centers in the league and Boston didn’t replace that. As for losing some of the bigger-name wingers – that’s probably a good thing. Danton Heinen, who was great in the first half prior to the influx of acquisitions that pushed him down the depth chart, will get his ice time back. And the B’s also now have Ryan Donato, who joined the team in late March and so could technically be considered “incoming”. The bottom line is this team has the talent within that can fill the holes. Boston is still a high-scoring, competitive team (sixth in goals last year)