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Fantasy team previews for 2016-17 NHL season identifies players to draft (or not) around League

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy /

As part of's 30 in 30 series, our fantasy hockey staff is breaking down each team's fantasy landscape. From most valuable assets to underrated options, impact prospects and more, this guide should help fantasy owners prioritize players for drafts.

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Anaheim Ducks: Rickard Rakell has breakout potential; John Gibson eyes top-five goalie realm

Arizona Coyotes: Oliver Ekman-Larsson nearly complete package; Dylan Strome could be No. 1 center

Boston Bruins: David Backes should bounce back with new team; steer clear of Brad Marchand

Buffalo Sabres: First power-play unit has high ceiling; starter Robin Lehner could be draft bargain

Calgary Flames: Johnny Gaudreau leads way; Brian Elliott can translate efficiency to heavier workload

Carolina Hurricanes: Trade should spark Teuvo Teravainen's production; Sebastian Aho among sleepers

Chicago Blackhawks: Patrick Kane, Artemi Panarin among elite; Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa should rebound

Colorado Avalanche: Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog carry bounce-back potential

Columbus Blue Jackets: Brandon Saad among top 100; prospect Zach Werenski to push for spot

Dallas Stars: Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin among top 10 overall; Radek Faksa could be deep sleeper

Detroit Red Wings: Dylan Larkin set for expanded role; Frans Nielsen can spark slumping forwards

Edmonton Oilers: Connor McDavid worth first-rounder; Adam Larsson can take big step on power play

Florida Panthers: Aleksander Barkov primed for full breakout; Keith Yandle, James Reimer key additions

Los Angeles Kings: Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty safe options; Michael Mersch could replace Milan Lucic

Minnesota Wild: Eric Staal could provide much-needed offense; Devan Dubnyk borderline elite goalie

Montreal Canadiens: Goalie Carey Price should return to form; defenseman Shea Weber loses value

Nashville Predators: P.K. Subban, Roman Josi can be dynamic pair; James Neal has rare coverage

New Jersey Devils: Taylor Hall gives offense new dynamic; Andy Greene could see scoring boost

New York Islanders: Andrew Ladd, PA Parenteau should receive boost; goalie crease remains crowded

New York Rangers: Buyer beware Henrik Lundqvist in early rounds; Mika Zibanejad could break out

Philadelphia Flyers: Shayne Gostisbehere has high ceiling; Michal Neuvirth can narrow starts gap

Pittsburgh Penguins: Kris Letang warrants look among top 15; Marc-Andre Fleury can hinder Matt Murray

Ottawa Senators: Erik Karlsson among top 10 overall players; Kyle Turris in position to bounce back

San Jose Sharks: Four among top 30 overall; Mikkel Boedker, Joonas Donskoi have sleeper upside

St. Louis Blues: Jake Allen's stock rises as No. 1 goalie; Jaden Schwartz due for bounce-back season

Tampa Bay Lightning: Jonathan Drouin can play on Steven Stamkos' line; goalies can be elite tandem

Toronto Maple Leafs: Auston Matthews' value a big question; Morgan Rielly could have breakout season

Vancouver Canucks: Sedins should continue to thrive; defenseman Philip Larsen could make impact

Washington Capitals: Alex Ovechkin top asset; Evgeny Kuznetsov can hurt Nicklas Backstrom's value

Winnipeg Jets: Blake Wheeler, Dustin Byfuglien elite options; goalie situation remains unclear

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