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Metropolitan Division fantasy preview for 2019-20

Flyers lead group with 11 in top 250; Lundqvist, Rangers have renewed upside after Panarin, Kakko, Trouba additions

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com previews the fantasy hockey landscape for the eight Metropolitan 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: Atlantic | Central | Pacific

 

NOTE: Bold indicates offseason addition

 

TOP 10 FANTASY PLAYERS IN METROPOLITAN DIVISION

1. Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH (NHL.com rank: 2)
2. Sidney Crosby, C, PIT (9)
3. Artemi Panarin, LW, NYR (19)
4. Taylor Hall, LW, NJD (27)
5. John Carlson, D, WSH (31)
6. Sebastian Aho, C/LW, CAR (34)
7. P.K. Subban, D, NJD (35)
8. Claude Giroux, C/LW/RW, PHI (37)
9. Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT (38)
10. Jake Guentzel, LW/RW, PIT (41)

Highest ranked players from other Metropolitan Division teams: CBJ: Seth Jones, D (64); NYI: Mathew Barzal, C (99)

 

PLAYERS FROM EACH TEAM IN TOP 250 RANKINGS

PHI: 11
NYR: 10
NJD: 9
PIT: 8
WSH: 8
CBJ: 8
CAR: 7
NYI: 7

 

PLAYERS ON PRESEASON LISTS

CAR: Andrei Svechnikov (breakout); Petr Mrazek (sleeper)

CBJ: Gustav Nyquist (breakout); Oliver Bjorkstrand (deep sleeper)

NJD: Taylor Hall and P.K. Subban (injury bounce-backs); Wayne Simmonds (bounce-back); Nico Hischier (breakout); Cory Schneider (sleeper); Nikita Gusev and Jesper Bratt (deep sleepers)

NYI: Mathew Barzal, Semyon Varlamov and Jordan Eberle (bounce-backs); Ryan Pulock (breakout); Devon Toews (deep sleeper)

NYR: Henrik Lundqvist (bounce-back); Pavel Buchnevich and Alexandar Georgiev (deep sleepers)

PHI: Shayne Gostisbehere and Ivan Provorov (bounce-backs); Carter Hart and Travis Konecny (breakouts); Kevin Hayes (sleeper); Oskar Lindblom (deep sleeper)

PIT: Patric Hornqvist (bounce-back); Justin Schultz (injury bounce-back); Alex Galchenyuk (sleeper); Dominik Kahun (deep sleeper)

WSH: Tom Wilson and Jakub Vrana (breakouts)

Coaching change: PHI (Alain Vigneault)

 

POTENTIAL 2020 UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

CAR: Justin Faulk; Erik Haula
NJD: Taylor Hall; Sami Vatanen
NYI: Thomas Greiss
NYR: Chris Kreider
PIT: Alex Galchenyuk; Justin Schultz
WSH: Braden Holtby; Nicklas Backstrom

 

ROOKIE-ELIGIBLE PLAYERS

CAR: Martin Necas
CBJ: Elvis Merzlikins; Alexandre Texier
NJD: Jack Hughes; Mackenzie Blackwood
NYI: Noah Dobson; Oliver Wahlstrom
NYR: Kaapo Kakko; Adam Fox; Vitali Kravtsov
PHI: Joel Farabee; Morgan Frost
WSH: Ilya Samsonov

 

INJURY CONCERNS

NJD: Taylor Hall (knee)

WSH: T.J. Oshie (fractured clavicle)

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