For the last 18 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them.
The 19th annual review will appear here on DobberHockey throughout the summer/fall. 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 – Mason Appleton, Mathieu Perreault, Trevor Lewis, Nate Thompson, Tucker Poolman, Derek Forbort, Jordie Benn, Laurent Brossoit
Incoming – Riley Nash, Nate Schmidt, Brenden Dillon
Impact of Changes – The Jets didn't make any major changes to their core, with the most significant changes on the team coming on the defense. By adding Schmidt and Dillon, life might become easier for Connor Hellebuyck. Both could log top-4 minutes for a defense that took a hit two offseasons ago when it lost Dustin Byfuglien, Jacob Trouba, Tyler Myers, and Ben Chiarot.
This will also be the first full season in Winnipeg for Pierre-Luc Dubois. He may be more settled after the turmoil of the end of his time in C