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Fantasy hockey cheat sheet for 2017-18

Rankings, team previews, stat projections to keep handy on draft day

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

Don't go into your fantasy hockey draft unprepared.

After a flurry of offseason trades, signings and developments from the 2017 NHL Draft and NHL Expansion Draft, NHL.com has provided extensive coverage of all 31 teams and their fantasy-relevant players. From rankings to team previews to stat projections and more, here are the fantasy stories to keep handy on draft day.

 

FANTASY RANKINGS: Top 250 | Forward | C | LW | RW | D-man | Goalie

 

LATEST COVERAGE: NHL Network fantasy special with Pete Jensen | Bold prediction for each team | Preseason standouts to target

 

TRENDS BASED ON YAHOO ADP: Forward bargains | D-man | Goalie | Buyer beware

 

DRAFT GUIDES: Standard mock draft 2.0 | Hits assets | Keeper / dynasty | Faceoff wins

 

2017-18 PROJECTIONS: Forward points | D-man points | Goaltender wins | Backups / time-shares

 

LISTS: Rookies | Breakouts | Sleepers | Deep sleepers | Bounce-backs | Injury rebounds | Contract situations | Best power-play units | Schedule takeawaysYahoo position updates

 

PRESEASON UPDATES: Notable line combinationsTraining camp roundupKesler injury opens door for Rakell | Healthy Letang can be bargain | McDavid on Strome's sleeper upside | Scheifele: Jets have higher PP ceiling

 

31 in 31: Fantasy team previews:
ANA | ARI | BOS | BUF | CGY | CAR | CHI | COL | CBJ | DAL | DET | EDM | FLA | LAK | MIN | MTL | NSH | NJD | NYI | NYR | OTT | PHI | PIT | SJS | STL | TBL | TOR | VAN | VGK | WSH | WPG

  

FANTASY FACEOFFS: NHL.com writers debate who should be drafted higher

CENTER: Eichel vs. Backstrom | Giroux vs. J. Carter
LEFT WING: Forsberg vs. Gaudreau | Drouin vs. Hall
RIGHT WING: Nylander vs. Radulov | Laine vs. Tarasenko
DEFENSEMAN: Shattenkirk vs. Keith | Ristolainen vs. Ekman-Larsson
GOALIE: Bishop vs. Vasilevskiy | Darling vs. M. Smith

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