Dobber’s Offseason Fantasy Grades 2019: San Jose Sharks




Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – San Jose Sharks


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 – Joakim Ryan, Gustav Nyquist, Joe Pavelski, Joonas Donskoi, Justin Braun, Rourke Chartier, Michael Haley


Incoming – Trevor Carrick, Jonny Brodzinski, Dalton Prout, Tony Sund


Impact of changes – For the second consecutive summer the Sharks lost key players and did not replace them. It’s a strategy that I love and wholeheartedly endorse, but it only works if you have a nice, reliable conveyor belt of prospects coming in, with the young players moving up the ladder. The team is fortunate to have the next wave of young players already surging towards the next level of production with Timo Meier, Tomas Hertl and Kevin Labanc.

As for prospects on the “conveyor belt”, this could go one of two ways. San Jose is actually fairly deep with prospects, especially compared to previous seasons. There have been times when this team has had one player in my Top 150 fantasy prospect forwards. Today there are seven in the top 155. But the problem is, many of them could use another year and in most cases two. So the team will probably fill the lower lines with depth players such as Brodzinski, Lukas Radil, and Barclay Goodrow. And