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Atlantic Division fantasy preview for 2019-20

Coaching change, Bobrovsky signing can help Panthers reach ceiling; Maple Leafs lead group with 11 players in top 250

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com previews the fantasy hockey landscape for the eight Atlantic Division teams and their relevant players. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

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OTHER DIVISION PREVIEWS: Central | Metropolitan | Pacific

 

NOTE: Bold indicates offseason addition

 

TOP 10 FANTASY PLAYERS IN ATLANTIC DIVISION

1. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL (rank: 1)
2. Brad Marchand, LW, BOS (6)
3. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS (8)
4. Auston Matthews, C, TOR (10)
5. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TBL (12)
6. Mitchell Marner, RW, TOR (13)
7. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA (17)
8. Sergei Bobrovsky, G, FLA (20)
9. Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS (21)
10. John Tavares, C, TOR (22)

Highest ranked players from other Atlantic Division teams: MTL: Carey Price, G (46); BUF: Jack Eichel, C (50); DET: Dylan Larkin, C (89); OTT: Thomas Chabot, D (101)

 

PLAYERS FROM EACH TEAM IN TOP 250 RANKINGS:

TOR: 11
TBL: 9
BOS: 8
FLA: 8
DET: 8
MTL: 7
BUF: 6
OTT: 4

 

PLAYERS ON PRESEASON LISTS

BOS: Charlie McAvoy and Jake DeBrusk (breakouts) 

BUF: Rasmus Ristolainen (bounce-back); Brandon Montour (sleeper); Marcus Johansson (deep sleeper)

DET: Anthony Mantha (breakout); Tyler Bertuzzi and Jimmy Howard (sleepers); Filip Hronek (deep sleeper)

FLA: Vincent Trocheck (injury bounce-back); Aaron Ekblad (breakout)

MTL: Shea Weber (injury bounce-back); Jesperi Kotkaniemi (deep sleeper)

OTT: Brady Tkachuk (breakout); Colin White and Connor Brown (deep sleeper)

TBL: Mikhail Sergachev (breakout); Kevin Shattenkirk (bounce-back)

TOR: William Nylander (bounce-back); Andreas Johnsson (sleeper); Alexander Kerfoot (deep sleeper); Jake Gardiner (injury bounce-back; UFA)

Coaching changes: BUF (Ralph Krueger), FLA (Joel Quenneville), OTT (D.J. Smith)

 

POTENTIAL 2020 UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

BOS: Torey Krug; Jaroslav Halak; Charlie Coyle
DET: Mike Green; Jimmy Howard
FLA: Evgenii Dadonov; Mike Hoffman
OTT: Craig Anderson
TBL: One-year contract: Kevin Shattenkirk
TOR: Tyson Barrie ; Jake Muzzin

 

ROOKIE-ELIGIBLE PLAYERS

BUF: Victor Olofsson; Dylan Cozens
DET: Filip Zadina; Taro Hirose
FLA: Owen Tippett
MTL: Ryan Poehling
OTT: Erik Brannstrom; Drake Batherson
TOR: Yegor Korshkov

 

INJURY CONCERNS

BOS: Brad Marchand (groin, abdomen, hand); David Pastrnak (hand); Patrice Bergeron (groin)

BUF: Dylan Cozens (thumb)

DET: Dylan Larkin (undisclosed); Mike Green (virus)

TBL: Victor Hedman (upper body)

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