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Fantasy hockey cheat sheet for 2016-17

Top 250 rankings, players to watch, essential guides for drafting

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / Fantasy Insider

Who's ready for some fantasy hockey?'s fantasy staff has provided plenty of offseason reading, but it's always good to do some last-minute cramming before your draft. With the 2016-17 NHL season less than two weeks away, here are the essential fantasy stories to read before selecting your team:


PRE-RANK YOUR PLAYERS:'s top 250 rankings | Bold prediction for each team


POSITIONAL RANKINGS: Center | Left wing | Right wing | Defenseman | Goalie


DRAFT GUIDES: Standard | Keeper | Hits | Points-only | Auction




PLAYERS TO WATCH: Rookies | Sleepers | Deep sleepers | Breakouts | Bounce-backs | Injury rebounds | Dark horse forwards | Entering contract year | World Cup of Hockey 2016 takeaways


BARGAINS: Forward | Defenseman | Goalie | BUYER BEWARE: 10 players to avoid


If you're a beginner, refer to's fantasy glossary to learn terms, strategies and formats.


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