Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – Nashville Predators
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.
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Gone – Cody McLeod, Phillip Di Giuseppe, Wayne Simmonds, P.K. Subban, Brian Boyle, Zac Rinaldo
Incoming – Daniel Carr, Matt Duchene, Steven Santini
Impact of changes – Moving Subban gave the Preds the cap room they needed to sign Duchene. Then they simply move defensemen up the ladder to fill in for Subban. Namely – Dante Fabbro. And while they won’t simply anoint Fabbro a top-pairing defenseman right off the bat, he will probably begin as the No.5 and work his way up from there. The team has Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis and Mattias Ekholm to move the puck so there won’t be any undue pressure on the 21-year-old Fabbro. So with the defensemen covered off on the loss, what does this mean for the forwards?
Last year the the team added Mikael Granlund at the deadline. But he alone can’t make a second line. That’s why it was such a big deal that the team landed Duchene. If Nashville moves Ky