Dobber’s Offseason Fantasy Grades 2018: Ottawa Senators



Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – Ottawa Senators


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.



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GoneAlexandre Burrows, Fredrik Claesson, Mike Hoffman (and…Erik Karlsson???)


Incoming – Paul Carey, Mikkel Boedker


Impact of changes – Since Erik Karlsson has not yet been traded (Note: this is being written Sunday, August 26 and I’m taking a mini-vacation on the 27th so if a trade does go down in those few days, this entire Outlook will just need to be re-written), the only change of note is the swap of Hoffman for Boedker. The latter is just a poor man’s Hoffman in that he can score about half the goals that Hoffman did, but generate two-thirds of the points. So the offense takes a hit here. However, in the event that Brady Tkachuk makes the team then the production gap between Boedker and Hoffman gets filled. Understand that there are strong rumors about Tkachuk going to the OHL in the coming season and playing for the London Knights. And this is due to the theory that the Senators of 2018-19 could hurt his development by sticking him into a situation that is not ideal (I believe the word often used is “toxic”). But let’s dig into Tkachuk further in the section below.


Ready for full-timeColin White