Dobber’s Offseason Fantasy Grades 2019: Boston Bruins




Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – Boston Bruins


For the last 16 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them.

The 17th 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.



GoneMarcus Johansson, Noel Acciari, Lee Stempniak


IncomingBrett Ritchie, Par Lindholm


Impact of changes – What changes? Johansson was huge in the postseason, but from a regular season standpoint (three points in 10 games) his loss could be considered negligible. Acciari was a force in terms of adding energy to the team – he had 221 Hits last season. Ritchie had 126, but in actual Hits per minute played the two were pretty close. Ritchie doesn’t take faceoffs though, which is where Lindholm comes in (50.1% at the dot last season). In fact, you could almost consider Ritchie and Lindholm combined as a replacement for Acciari. But by and large, this team is intact. It is deep and is most definitely a playoff contender led by the unstoppable line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak.


Ready for full-time – The Bruins had a couple of late-season prospect additions who fit in really well in Connor Clifton and Karson Kuhlman. After just 18 games in the regular season as more of a depth guy, defenseman Clifton came up huge in the playoffs when he posted five points in 18 games despite just 13:17 of ice time. In his ninth career playoff game he saw 18:02 and in his 10th game it was at 19:28. It would take an injury on the depth chart above him for the 24-year-old to see any PP time, b