Most overlooked fantasy teams for 2020-21

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NHL.com identifies the potentially overlooked fantasy hockey teams for the 2020-21 season after offseason moves and with 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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LOS ANGELES KINGS

Fantasy-relevant offseason additions: Quinton Byfield, C (NHL.com rank: 205), No. 2 pick in 2020 NHL Draft; Olli Maatta, D, acquired from Chicago Blackhawks

Players affected: Anze Kopitar, C (60); Drew Doughty, D (119); Jonathan Quick, G (195); Alex Iafallo, LW (229); Calvin Petersen, G (230); Dustin Brown, RW (249)

Potential impact prospects: Byfield; Alex Turcotte, C; Gabriel Vilardi, C; Jaret Anderson-Dolan, C

NOTE: Missed Stanley Cup Playoffs last season

 

MINNESOTA WILD

Fantasy-relevant offseason additions: Cam Talbot, G (NHL.com rank: 186), signed three-year contract; Marcus Johansson, C/LW, acquired from Minnesota Wild; Nick Bjugstad, C/RW, acquired from Pittsburgh Penguins

Players affected: Kevin Fiala, LW/RW (85); Ryan Suter, D (153); Matt Dumba, D (171); Zach Parise, LW (178); Jared Spurgeon, D (196)

Potential impact prospects: Kirill Kaprizov, LW (107); Marco Rossi, C; Kaapo Kahkonen, G

NOTE: Lost in Stanley Cup Qualifiers last season

 

NEW JERSEY DEVILS

Fantasy-relevant offseason additions: Corey Crawford, G (NHL.com rank: 227), signed two-year contract; Andreas Johnsson, LW/RW, acquired from Toronto Maple Leafs

Players affected: Nikita Gusev, LW/RW (149); Kyle Palmieri, RW (169); Mackenzie Blackwood, G (199); Nico Hischier, C (202); Jack Hughes, C/LW (211)

Potential impact prospects: Ty Smith, D

NOTE: Missed Stanley Cup Playoffs last season

 

SAN JOSE SHARKS

Fantasy-relevant offseason additions: Devan Dubnyk, G (NHL.com rank: 179) and Ryan Donato, C/LW, acquired from Minnesota Wild

Players affected: Brent Burns, D (64); Erik Karlsson, D (81); Evander Kane, LW (95); Tomas Hertl, C/LW (111); Logan Couture, C (118); Timo Meier, LW/RW (126)

Potential impact prospects: John Leonard, LW; Alexei Melnichuk, G

NOTE: Missed Stanley Cup Playoffs last season

Other overlooked fantasy teams: Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators

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