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Atlantic Division fantasy preview for 2019-20

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

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com previews the offseason ahead for the eight Atlantic Division teams and their fantasy-relevant players. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

 

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TOP 10 FANTASY PLAYERS IN ATLANTIC DIVISION

1. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL (rank: 1)
2. Brad Marchand, LW, BOS (4)
3. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS (8)
4. Auston Matthews, C, TOR (9)
5. Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS (11)
6. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TBL (13)
7. Mitchell Marner, C/RW, TOR (15)
8. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA (19)
9. John Tavares, C, TOR (20)
10. Tuukka Rask, G, BOS (21)

Highest ranked players from other Atlantic Division teams: MTL: Carey Price, G (42); DET: Dylan Larkin, C (46); BUF: Jack Eichel, C (47); OTT: Thomas Chabot, D (98)

 

PLAYERS FROM EACH TEAM IN TOP 250 RANKINGS

TOR: 11
BOS: 10
TBL: 10
MTL: 8
DET: 8
FLA: 7
BUF: 7
OTT: 4

 

PLAYERS ON EARLY OFFSEASON LISTS

BOS: Charlie McAvoy and Jake DeBrusk (breakouts

BUF: Rasmus Ristolainen (bounce-back); Brandon Montour (sleeper); Victor Olofsson (rookie)

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

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

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

OTT: Brady Tkachuk (breakout); Colin White (deep sleeper); Erik Brannstrom and Drake Batherson (rookies)

TBL: Mikhail Sergachev (breakout)

TOR: William Nylander (bounce-back); Jake Gardiner (bounce-back); Andreas Johnsson (sleeper)

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

 

NOTABLE POTENTIAL UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

BOS: Marcus Johansson, LW

TOR: Jake Gardiner, D

N/A: BUF; DET; FLA; MTL; OTT; TBL

 

FIRST ROUND PICKS IN 2019 NHL DRAFT

DET: No. 6
BUF: No. 7
FLA: No. 13
MTL: No. 15
OTT: Acquired No. 19 pick from CBJ
TBL: No. 27
BOS: No. 30
TOR: None; traded No. 22 pick to LAK

 

INJURY CONCERNS

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

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

TBL: Victor Hedman, D (upper body)

N/A: BUF; FLA; MTL; OTT; TOR

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