Dobber’s Offseason Fantasy Grades 2020: Chicago Blackhawks



Dobber’s offseason fantasy hockey grades – Chicago Blackhawks

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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Gone – Slater Koekkoek, Drake Caggiula, Dennis Gilbert, Brandon Saad, Corey Crawford, Olli Maatta, Dylan Sikura

IncomingCarl Soderberg, Mattias Janmark, Lucas Wallmark, Nikita Zadorov, Brandon Pirri, Pius Suter

Impact of changes – I can't remember the last offseason when the Blackhawks didn't have to get creative with their roster thanks to salary cap issues. This year, Saad faced the chopping block as he was shipped to the Avalanche for Zadorov, saving nearly three million bucks. They saved another four million by moving out Maatta. In comes the youth. But then things got a little derailed with recent news that Alex Nylander and Kirby Dach will miss the entire season, and Jonathan Toews is suffering from a