Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – New York Rangers
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 – Kevin Shattenkirk, Chris Bigras, Jimmy Vesey, Neal Pionk, Fredrik Claesson
Incoming – Philip Di Giuseppe, Daniel O’Regan, Greg McKegg, Artemi Panarin, Jacob Trouba, Adam Fox
Impact of changes – Along with the Devils, the Rangers made the most improvements to the team this summer. And this goes beyond adding superstar winger Panarin and stud defenseman Trouba. They drafted Kaapo Kakko, who is a future superstar himself. They also have one of the best offensive prospects in the world coming over in Vitali Kravtsov, as well as slick puck-moving defenseman Adam Fox. Those five pieces will inject a lot of goals into this lineup. And before you start worrying about goaltending – prospect Igor Shesterkin is signed and coming to North America. Just give him a year or two of AHL time before he takes over the crease from King Henrik. Alexandar Georgiev is a solid and promising goaltender in his own right, but trust me when I say – he’s no Shesterkin.