For the last 19 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber has 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 I take into consideration when looking at the depth chart and the player potential on that depth chart.
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Toronto Maple Leafs
Gone: Jack Campbell, Ilya Mikheyev, Jason Spezza, Ondrej Kase, Colin Blackwell, Ilya Lyubushkin
Incoming: Matt Murray, Ilya Samsonov, Calle Jarnkrok, Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Adam Gaudette, Jordie Benn, Victor Mete, Denis Malgin
Impact of Changes:
With Campbell out of the cage in Toronto, there's a spell of uncertainty in who will be the Toronto Maple Leafs' starter this season. With the starting position being up for grabs, don't be surprised to see the Leafs rolling with the hot hand for the bulk of the season.
Out of all of the new additions outside of goaltending, Jarnkrok will be a nice piece this year. He's a talented forward who can play up and down the lineup and could provide more value than Mikheyev did. Aside from him, the Leafs really didn't add many impactful players.
Ready for Full Time: