Most improved fantasy teams for 2020-21

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NHL.com identifies the most improved fantasy hockey teams for the 2020-21 season after offseason moves and with potential impact prospects. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

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BUFFALO SABRES

Fantasy-relevant offseason additions: Taylor Hall, LW (NHL.com rank: 48), signed one-year contract; Eric Staal, C (222), acquired from Minnesota Wild

Players affected: Jack Eichel, C (9); Rasmus Dahlin, D (93); Victor Olofsson, LW/RW (104); Sam Reinhart, C/RW (125); Rasmus Ristolainen, D (183); Jeff Skinner, C/LW (224); Linus Ullmark, G (226)

Potential impact prospect: Dylan Cozens, C/RW

 

COLORADO AVALANCHE

Fantasy-relevant offseason additions: Brandon Saad, LW/RW (NHL.com rank: 200), acquired from Chicago Blackhawks); Devon Toews, D (204), acquired from New York Islanders

Players affected: Nathan MacKinnon, C (1); Mikko Rantanen, RW (14); Cale Makar, D (27); Gabriel Landeskog, C/LW (34); Philipp Grubauer, G (54); Nazem Kadri, C (71); Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW (77); Pavel Francouz, G (121); Samuel Girard, D (197); Ryan Graves, D (240)

Potential impact prospect: Bowen Byram, D

 

MONTREAL CANADIENS

Fantasy-relevant offseason additions: Tyler Toffoli, RW (NHL.com rank: 161), signed four-year contract; Jake Allen, G (206), acquired from St. Louis Blues; Josh Anderson, RW (223), acquired from Columbus Blue Jackets, signed seven-year contract

Players affected: Carey Price, G (58); Shea Weber, D (99); Brendan Gallagher, RW (110); Jeff Petry, D (139); Nick Suzuki, C/RW (156); Tomas Tatar, LW/RW (164); Joel Armia, RW (209); Jonathan Drouin, C/LW (231)

Potential impact prospect: Alexander Romanov, D

 

OTTAWA SENATORS

Fantasy-relevant offseason additions: Evgenii Dadonov, LW/RW (159), signed three-year contract; Matt Murray, G (180), acquired from Pittsburgh Penguins, signed four-year contract; Tim Stuetzle, C/LW (241), No. 3 pick in 2020 NHL Draft

Players affected: Brady Tkachuk, LW (49); Thomas Chabot, D (138)

Potential impact prospects: Josh Norris, C; Erik Brannstrom, D; Logan Brown, C

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