Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – Nashville Predators
For the last 19 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber and the team have reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them.
The 20th annual review will appear here on DobberHockey throughout the summer. 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 we take into consideration when looking at the depth chart and the player potential on that depth chart.
Gone – David Rittich, Nick Cousins, Matt Benning, Luke Kunin, Philippe Myers, Mathieu Olivier
Incoming – Nino Niederreiter, Zach Sanford, Kevin Lankinen, Mark Jankowski, Ryan McDonagh
Impact of changes – After putting up one of the best scoring seasons in franchise history where both Filip Forsberg and Matt Duchene topped the previous franchise record for goals, and Roman Josi chased for 100 points, the majority of the roster will be returning for another year. The team may be another year older, but there were a few key additions made, and those should help balance out the inevitable decline from the regression of the percentages. Mcdonagh especially will help things in the defensive end, while Niederreiter should help with the power play. None of the departures are all that impactful.
Ready for Full Time –
Connor Ingram – The 25-year old goaltender does not require waivers anymore, and even though the Predators acquired