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Fantasy: 2018 NHL Draft trades, picks roundup

Grubauer traded to Avalanche; Other fantasy-relevant news

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com examines the 2018 NHL Draft prospects that can make an immediate fantasy impact and the biggest trades with fantasy implications.

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Fantasy impact of coaching changes for 2018-19

Trotz should improve Islanders defense, affect Tavares' decision; Capitals, Flames, Hurricanes, Rangers, Stars players affected by moves

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy / NHL.com

NHL.com examines how coaching changes for the Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Dallas Stars, New York Islanders, New York Rangers and Washington Capitals could impact their team fantasy value in 2018-19.

Players affected are also listed below in order of NHL.com fantasy rank.

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Fantasy top 100 forward rankings for 2018-19

Tavares' decision could shake up landscape; Kovalchuk will be valuable upon NHL return; trade would boost Pacioretty, Skinner

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

NHL.com updates the top 100 fantasy forward landscape based on past production and expectations for next season in standard Yahoo leagues. Fantasy owners should use these updated rankings as a basis for team evaluation, keeper decisions and offseason draft research. These rankings will be updated throughout the offseason after the 2018 NHL Draft, free agency, trades, injury updates, prospect news, fantasy mock drafts and other developments.

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Fantasy hockey cheat sheet for 2018-19

NHL.com has offseason rankings at each position; impact of latest player news, coaching changes

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

NHL.com provides extensive offseason coverage of all 31 teams and their fantasy-relevant players. From rankings to the impact of the latest news around the League, here are the essential stories to keep handy on fantasy draft day.

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Fantasy hockey awards for 2017-18 season

MacKinnon most-popular MVP choice in standard leagues; Karlsson consensus pick for biggest surprise

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy / NHL.com

With the 2017-18 regular season and 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs behind us, NHL.com's fantasy staff reflects on the players that have defined the landscape -- for better or worse.

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Fantasy top 250 rankings for 2018-19

Hoffman, Galchenyuk gain value from trades; Byfuglien highest-ranked defenseman after strong postseason

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

Fantasy hockey never sleeps, so NHL.com is already diving into the overall landscape for next season.

The top 250 player rankings are based on past production and expectations for next season in standard Yahoo leagues. Fantasy owners should use these updated rankings as a basis for team evaluation, keeper decisions and offseason draft research. These rankings will be updated throughout the offseason after the 2018 NHL Draft, free agency, trades, injury updates, prospect news, fantasy mock drafts and other developments.

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Fantasy impact of Hoffman trade on Panthers

Florida acquires skilled wing to improve top six, power play

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com examines how the Florida Panthers acquiring forward Mike Hoffman from the San Jose Sharks after an earlier trade with the Ottawa Senators impacts the his fantasy stock. See how he was utilized in 2017-18 and what to expect in 2018-19:

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Fantasy: Offseason injury report for 2018-19

List of relevant players who dealt with injuries at end of regular season or Stanley Cup Playoffs

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy / NHL.com

All offseason long, NHL.com will track the latest injury news and updates pertaining to fantasy-relevant players who dealt with injuries at the end of the regular season or Stanley Cup Playoffs. Players are listed in order of top 250 rank for 2018-19. Potential restricted or unrestricted free agents are noted.

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Fantasy impact of Galchenyuk-Domi trade

Coyotes get No. 2 center, improve power play; Canadiens add to wing depth but still have void down middle

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

NHL.com examines how the Arizona Coyotes acquiring forward Alex Galchenyuk from the Montreal Canadiens for left wing Max Domi impacts each player's fantasy stock. See how each was utilized in 2017-18 and what to expect in 2018-19:

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Fantasy team power rankings for 2018-19

Blue Jackets trending up with young core, solidified top line; Barkov, Yandle should help Panthers bounce back

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com will update fantasy team power rankings based on number of players in the top 250 overall, top 75, placement of highest-ranked goalie among top 30 (if applicable) and power-play percentage from most recent season. Any ties will be broken by other trends based on the writer's discretion.

Fantasy owners should use these rankings as a basis for team evaluation, keeper decisions and offseason draft research. These rankings will be updated throughout the offseason after the 2018 NHL Draft, free agency, trades, injury updates, prospect news, fantasy mock drafts and other developments.

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