Fantasy Hockey Puckcast: Eastern Division Preview

Fantasy Hockey Puckcast: Eastern Division Preview

This article is part of our Fantasy Hockey Puckcast series.

For 2021, the NHL has realigned into four temporary divisions: North (Canada), East, West and Central. This week, Statsman and AJ preview the fantasy issues for each team in the Eastern Division. Specific topics include:

  • Boston Bruins – Charlie McAvoy will be tasked with filling some big shoes following the departures of Torey Krug and Zdeno Chara.
  • Buffalo Sabres – Jeff Skinner, the $9 million fourth-line man.
  • New Jersey Devils – There is potential throughout this team from Ty Smith to Jack Hughes.
  • New York Islanders – Mathew Barzal has a new contract but how will the lack of training camp affect his start to the season.
  • New York Rangers – A changing in the guard between the pipes as Igor Shesterkin becomes the new King of the Big Apple.
  • Philadelphia Flyers – If there is a weakness in this squad, we can't seem to find it, especially if Carter Hart continues to improve.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins – No Kasperi Kapanen to start the season will force Evan Rodrigues into a first-line role with Sidney Crosby.
  • Washington Capitals – T.J. Oshie might be a better fit on the top line then Tom Wilson.

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Paul Bruno
Paul Bruno is co-host of the RotoWire fantasy hockey podcast, PUCKCAST with Statsman and AJ. 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.
AJ Scholz
Co-Host of PuckCast with Statsman and AJ and unabashed Penguins fan.
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