Dobber’s Offseason Fantasy Grades 2018: Vegas Golden Knights

Dobber

2018-09-08

Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – Vegas Golden Knights

 

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.

Enjoy!

 

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GoneJames Neal, David Perron, Jason Garrison, Luca Sbisa, Clayton Stoner

 

Incoming – Curtis McKenzie, Nick Holden, Daniel Carr, Paul Stastny

 

Impact of changes – Vegas loses a bit of scoring pop on the wing and gain in terms of depth down the middle. The Golden Knights had already prepared for the loss of Perron when they acquired Tomas Tatar at the trade deadline, so in the end the talent just shifted a bit from Neal on the wing to Stastny at center. This should free up some more ice time for the up-and-coming Alex Tuch, who is a big winger with great hands and he looks to be progressing a lot faster than most power forward types. Erik Haula goes from a No.2 center to more of a 2A/2B situation with Stastny, despite having a great 2017-18.

Without Neal and Perron leading a strong second line, things could get a little tighter for that first line. We all expect the big