Dobber’s Offseason Fantasy Grades 2020: Detroit Red Wings



Dobber’s offseason fantasy hockey grades – Detroit Red Wings

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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GoneDmytro Timashov, Trevor Daley, Justin Abdelkader, Madison Bowey, Kyle Brodziak, Christoffer Ehn, Jonathan Ericsson, Johan Franzen (off the books), Cody Goloubef, Jimmy Howard, Brendan Perlini, Matt Puempel

IncomingVladislav Namestnikov, Thomas Greiss, Troy Stecher, Kevin Boyle, Riley Barber, Jon Merrill, Bobby Ryan, Marc Staal, Mathias Brome

Impact of changes – A lot of changes were made and every one of them upgrades, however small. The focus this year was in trimming the fat and bringing in short-term veterans who can get the team more competitive without committing more than a year into them. It buys the prospects time to develop. The Red Wings will still battle for the first overall pick in the summer, but they will have tons of cap f