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.
Impact of changes – Markstrom was my top free agent target as pretend NHL GM. He's clearly a top goalie, yet he's still an underrated goalie. As in the fantasy world, I think pundits, GMs and fans expected too much from him too soon. And when he had done nothing in the NHL by the time he was 25, he was written off. Now it's been hard for him to claw his