Hey everyone!  I’ll be starting my rankings next week, but for now, I’ll be writing a post on offseason winners.  Losers will be coming tomorrow.  There has been plenty of player movement that I haven’t broken down yet so we might as well get right to it!

WINNERS

Mikhail Sergachev – I already wrote a sleeper post on Sergachev that you can read here.

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Mikhail Sergachev looked prime for stardom totaling 40 points as a 19 year old rookie on the Tampa Bay Lightning.  However, last season was an apparent step backwards.  While everyone else on his team had excellent offensive seasons en route to Tampa winning 62 games, Sergachev’s totals dropped across the board, including only 6 goals and 26 assists in 75 games.  So what makes Sergachev a sleeper for this coming season?

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Hey guys! Sven here with some more 31 in 31 action. Over the next month, I will be taking a look at each team’s players to watch out for going into the 2019-20 fantasy hockey season. This analysis features everything from surefire studs, to sleepers, to streamers, deeper league holds, even to rookie-eligible prospects that may make an appearance at some point this season. Please let me know if you guys enjoy this type of material! Reminder that the stat totals are from last season.

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Hey guys! Sven back with another 31 in 31. Over the next month, I will be taking a look at each team’s players to watch out for going into the 2019-20 fantasy hockey season. This analysis features everything from surefire studs, to sleepers, to streamers, deeper league holds, even to rookie-eligible prospects that may make an appearance at some point this season. Please let me know if you guys enjoy this type of material! Reminder that the stat totals are from last season.

Last year my previews went alphabetically, but this year we’re going to go division-by-division, starting with the top team. On our third stop on the 31 in 31 tour, we’re in Sin City covering the Vegas Golden Knights! After a movie-script-esque inaugural season, Vegas saw no Sophomore Slump, securing the #3 seed in the Pacific Division. Their recent stockpiling of former Atlantic division studs has left them cap-strapped, and they have had to deal away a couple of their players they absolutely SNAKED from opposing GMs. According to most sites, the Golden Knights have the highest odds to win the West. Here are the players that may make that possible:

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When I started looking for specific players to write about for the offseason, I wasn’t really thinking about anyone on the Anaheim Ducks.  The Ducks were bad last season and they’re almost certainly going to be bad again.  That said, we saw last year that players on bad teams can still do well in fantasy, notably Stone before Ottawa traded him.  Well, when I did some digging, I found that a Razzball favorite i.e. one of my personal favorites was performing at a level that even I didn’t realize.  So what makes Ondrej Kase a sleeper for the upcoming season?

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Hey guys! Sven back with another 31 in 31. Over the next month, I will be taking a look at each team’s players to watch out for going into the 2019-20 fantasy hockey season. This analysis features everything from surefire studs, to sleepers, to streamers, deeper league holds, even to rookie-eligible prospects that may make an appearance at some point this season. Please let me know if you guys enjoy this type of material! Reminder that the stat totals are from last season.

Last year my previews went alphabetically, but this year we’re going to go division-by-division, starting with the top team. On our second stop on the 31 in 31 tour, we visit the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks season can be summarized by Katy Perry’s 2008 hit “Hot n Cold”. They showed signs of being one of the elite, and signs of being a defensive nightmare. Despite their captain’s departure, this team still has a very good core with a few years of window left.

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Hey guys! Sven back for another fantasy hockey season writing for Razzball. With one under my belt already I’m looking forward to interacting with you faithful commenters once again, and of course always making improvements to these articles! I am going to start the 2019-20 season with another 31 in 31 team preview.

Over the next month, I will be taking a look at each team’s players to watch out for going into the 2019-20 fantasy hockey season. This analysis features everything from surefire studs, to sleepers, to streamers, deeper league holds, even to rookie-eligible prospects that may make an appearance at some point this season. Please let me know if you guys enjoy this type of material! Reminder that the stat totals are from last season.

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Hello everyone!  Crazy to think that this is year 5 already of me running the hockey side of things at Razzball.  Now that we’ve reached August, I’ll be posting on a regular basis again getting you prepared for the start of the NHL season, notably your draft(s).  Between now and then, I’ll have sleeper posts, schmohawk (bust) posts, my overall rankings, and an overview of the changes made throughout the NHL since the end of last season.  Additionally, Sven will be providing a team preview on every NHL team, including their prospects.  If there’s anything else that you would like me to cover, please let me know in the comments section below and I’ll be sure to reply to you.  Now, let’s get to the first post of the year!

Andrei Svechnikov was the second pick in the NHL Draft last year and had a nice start to his career, scoring 20 goals and 17 assists in 80 games.  If you look at the general boxscore stats, you don’t exactly see “Future Fantasy Superstar.”  So what makes him a sleeper for this upcoming season?

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Detroit’s season has been over for months, but they haven’t mailed it in.  The Red Wings have won six in a row and it starts with their first line.  Of late, Tyler Bertuzzi has been on an absolute tear.  He had two goals and an assist with five shots on Tuesday, his fourth consecutive third point game!  That brings him to 21+26 on the season with 32 PIM and a +13 rating, a great number on a poor team.  So what’s his value going into next season?  It’s hard to say.  He looks great with Larkin and Mantha, but what if the Red Wings bring someone else in and he’s not there to open next season?  The PIM also aren’t at the elite level I had hoped like his old man brought.  I do like Bertuzzi a lot for deeper leagues, but for him to be a play in standard leagues, he’ll need to get his shot rate up and maintain the role he’s had to finish the season.  You don’t need streaming on Thursday or Saturday given the massive schedules, but if you need a guy, Bertuzzi is a great choice while he’s hotter than hell.  Let’s take a look at what else happened over the last two nights:

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