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Fantasy team previews for 2017-18 NHL season

NHL.com identifies relevant players at each position around League

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy / NHL.com

As part of NHL.com's 31 in 31 series, our fantasy hockey staff is breaking down each team's landscape. From most valuable assets to underrated options, impact prospects and more, this guide should help fantasy owners prioritize players around the League leading up to drafts.

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Anaheim Ducks: Silfverberg can break out after strong playoff; Manson, Montour sleepers on 'D'

Arizona Coyotes: Domi in line for best offensive season; Keller, Strome lead pack of rookies

Boston Bruins: Rask, top forwards worth drafting early; McAvoy highest-ranked rookie defenseman

Buffalo Sabres: Eichel has potential to finish among top 10; Lehner out to prove he's worthy goalie

Calgary Flames: Gaudreau, Monahan form appealing stack; Tkachuk valuable all-purpose forward

Carolina Hurricanes: Aho, Skinner worth top 75 consideration; Faulk among defenseman bargains

Chicago Blackhawks: Kane remains elite after losing Panarin; familiarity could aid Saad's breakout

Colorado Avalanche: Duchene, Landeskog can bounce back; Jost, Rantanen have keeper upside

Columbus Blue Jackets: Panarin, Wennberg can thrive on top line; Bobrovsky remains elite goalie

Dallas Stars: Offseason moves should help Benn, Spezza rebound; Bishop has top 5 goalie potential

Detroit Red Wings: Mantha has breakout potential in second full season; Nyquist, Larkin can improve

Edmonton Oilers: Fewer starts for Talbot could lead to better results; Klefbom has 50-point upside

Florida Panthers: Roster turnover could hurt stock of Barkov, Yandle, Luongo; Reimer deep sleeper

Los Angeles Kings: Quick, Kopitar could be steals if underestimated; Muzzin worth late-round pick

Minnesota Wild: Suter, Dubnyk among proven players; Granlund may regress after breakout season

Montreal Canadiens: Concerns on defense, at center could limit Price's wins, Drouin's point ceiling

Nashville Predators: Five players among NHL.com's top 50; Rinne owners should handcuff Saros

New Jersey Devils: Hall, Schneider should bounce back; Hischier gains value after Zajac's injury

New York Islanders: Tavares can rejoin top 10 alongside Eberle; Ho-Sang among impact rookies

New York Rangers: Shattenkirk should boost power play; Zibanejad glaring breakout candidate

Ottawa Senators: Karlsson draft position up for debate; Hoffman among most underrated forwards

Philadelphia Flyers: Giroux should bounce back; Konecny can be sleeper with power-play role

Pittsburgh Penguins: Murray has high ceiling as starter; Guentzel, Sheary boom-or-bust options

St. Louis Blues: Pietrangelo could thrive as No. 1 defenseman; Allen should be top 10 goaltender

San Jose Sharks: Hertl can earn time on first power-play unit; Burns remains top-ranked defenseman

Tampa Bay Lightning: Kucherov has higher ceiling with healthy Stamkos; Vasilevskiy can break out

Toronto Maple Leafs: Matthews, Marner, Nylander keeper assets; Andersen has room to improve

Vancouver Canucks: Horvat, Boeser could form promising duo; Hutton, Stecher deep sleepers

Vegas Golden Knights: Theodore, Shipachyov could thrive in major roles; Fleury likely to regress

Washington Capitals: Burakovsky prime breakout candidate; Holtby may regress after losses on 'D'

Winnipeg Jets: Laine leads impressive top-six forward group; Mason, Hellebuyck could split starts

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