Southeast Division - Preview

 

Projected Standings:
1. Washington Capitals
2. Tampa Bay Lightning
3. Carolina Hurricanes
4. Florida Panthers
5. Winnipeg Jets


A brief overview of each team's key off-season acquisitions and losses as well as projected forward lines, defensive pairings, and all-important fantasy sleepers is outlined after the jump.

 

1.  Washington Capitals
Key Off-Season Acquisitions:   Tomas Vokoun, Roman Hamrlik, Joel Ward, Troy Brouwer
Key Off-Season Losses:  Semyon Varlamov, Marco Sturm, Eric Fehr, Boyd Gordon
Top Prospects:  Braden Holtby, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitri Orlov, Cody Eakin
Fantasy Sleeper: Troy Brouwer

Top 9
Ovechkin - Backstrom - Knuble
Brouwer - Laich - Semin
Chimera - Johansson - Ward

Top 4 Defencemen
Green - Wideman
Carlson - Alzner

2.  Tampa Bay Lightning
Key Off-Season Acquisitions:  Mathieu Garon, Ryan Shannon, Tom Pyatt, Matt Gilroy
Key Off-Season Losses:  Mike Smith, Simon Gagne, Sean Bergenheim, Mike Lundin
Top Prospects:  Brett Connolly, Dustin Tokarski
Fantasy Sleeper: Teddy Purcell

Top 9
Downie - Stamkos - St.Louis
Malone - Lecavalier - Purcell
Thompson - Moore - Shannon

Top 4 Defencemen
Brewer - Hedman
Clark - Ohlund

3.  Carolina Hurricanes
Key Off-Season Acquisitions:  Anthony Stewart, Brian Boucher, Tomas Kaberle, Alex Ponikarovsky
Key Off-Season Losses:  Erik Cole, Cory Stillman, Joe Corvo
Top Prospects:  Ryan Murphy, Zac Dalpe, Zach Boychuk
Fantasy Sleeper: Zac Dalpe

Top 9
Stewart - Staal - Skinner
Jokinen - Ruutu - Dalpe
Ponikarovsky - Sutter - LaRose

Top 4 Defencemen
Pitkanen - McBain
Kaberle - Gleason

4.  Florida Panthers
Key Off-Season Acquisitions:  Tomas Fleischmann, Jose Theodore, Scottie Upshall, Kris Versteeg, Ed Jovanovski, Marcel Goc, Tomas Kopecky, Sean Bergenheim
Key Off-Season Losses:  Tomas Vokoun, Marty Reasoner, Niclas Bergfors
Top Prospects:  Jonathan Huberdeau, Jacob Markstrom, Nick Bjugstad
Fantasy Sleeper:  Scottie Upshall

Top 9
Booth - Weiss - Upshall
Versteeg - Fleischmann - Bergenheim
Kopecky - Santorelli - Dadonov

Top 4 Defencemen
Campbell - Kulikov
Jovanovski - Gudbranson

5.  Winnipeg Jets
Key Off-Season Acquisitions:  Eric Fehr, Tanner Glass
Key Off-Season Losses:  Anthony Stewart
Top Prospects:  Mark Scheifele, Paul Postma, Carl Klingberg
Fantasy Sleeper: Zach Bogosian

Top 9
Ladd - Little - Wheeler
EKane - Antropov - Fehr
Glass - Burmistrov - Thorburn

Top 4 Defencemen
Enstrom - Byfuglien
Oduya - Bogosian

-->> Up next, the Central Division:  Red Wings, Predators, Blue Jackets, Blues, and Blackhawks

Links:
Atlantic Division Preview (8.4.11)
Northeast Division Preview (8.7.11)

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