Dobber’s Offseason Fantasy Grades 2020: Toronto Maple Leafs

Dobber

2020-12-21

For the last 17 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them.

The 18th annual review will appear here on DobberHockey throughout the summer…er, winter. This is not a review of the likely performance on the ice or in the standings, but in the realm of fantasy hockey both for the season ahead as well as the foreseeable future. Offensively, will the team perform? Are there plenty of depth options worthy of owning in keeper leagues? What about over the next two or three years? These questions are what I take into consideration when looking at the depth chart and the player potential on that depth chart.

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GoneCody Ceci, Kyle Clifford, Andreas Johnsson, Tyson Barrie, Pontus Aberg, Kasperi Kapanen, Frederik Gauthier

IncomingMichael Hutchinson, Joe Thornton, Aaron Dell, Jimmy Vesey, Zach Bogosian, Joey Anderson, Travis Boyd, TJ Brodie, Wayne Simmonds, Mikko Lehtonen, Alexander Barabanov

Impact of changes – Lots to unpack here. The Leafs held onto their elite forwards and managed to stay under the cap, in no small part to veteran players who were former Toronto natives giving them a hometown discount (Thornton and Jason Spezza each signing for the minimum, Simmonds and Brodie signing for below market value). The organization needed more size, toughness, and a defensive u