From the Press Box: Central Division Preview
From the Press Box: Central Division Preview

This article is part of our From the Press Box series.

We begin our preparations for the upcoming fantasy hockey season with a look at players who have moved onto new teams or others who will play more prominent roles. We continue with the third of four columns, this time exploring the Western Conference's Central Division.

Chicago Blackhawks
In the aftermath of their Stanley Cup triumph, the Blackhawks acted swiftly to deal with salary cap pressures on their roster. Well aware of the impending cap hits of $10.5 million for both Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane over the next eight seasons, Chicago swung a deal with Columbus, parting ways with promising young forward Brandon Saad and getting four younger or cheaper assets in return, including Artem Anisimov, who should slide into a second line center slot. In addition, 20-year-old Marko Dano is another pivot with significant upside that the Hawks hope to realize. In anothe

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Paul Bruno
Paul Bruno is co-host of the RotoWire fantasy hockey podcast, The Great Ones. He has been an accredited member of the Toronto sports media for more than 20 years. Paul also helps with RW's DFS podcast and is a contributing writer for RW NFL, MLB and CFL content. Follow him on twitter: @statsman22.
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