Northeast Division - Preview


Projected Standings:
1.  Boston Bruins
2.  Buffalo Sabres
3.  Toronto Maple Leafs
4.  Montreal Canadiens
5.  Ottawa Senators

Take a quick peak at each team's key off-season acquisitions and losses as well as projected forward lines, defensive pairings, and all-important fantasy sleepers out after the jump...



1.  Boston Bruins
Key Off-Season Acquisitions:   Joe Corvo, Benoit Pouliot
Key Off-Season Losses:  Tomas Kaberle, Michael Ryder, Mark Recchi (retired)
Top Prospects:  Jordan Caron, Ryan Spooner, Doug Hamilton
Fantasy Sleeper:  Benoit Pouliot

Top 9 Forwards
Lucic - Krejci - Horton
Marchand - Bergeron - Seguin
Pouliot - Peverley - Caron

Top 4 Defencemen
Chara - Seidenberg
Corvo - McQuaid

2. Buffalo Sabres
Key Off-Season Acquisitions:   Christian Ehrhoff, Ville Leino, Robyn Regehr
Key Off-Season Losses:  Tim Connolly, Steve Montador, Chris Butler
Top Prospects:  Jhonas Enroth, Zack Kassian, Luke Adam
Fantasy Sleeper:  Zack Kassian

Top 9 Forwards
Vanek - Roy - Pominville
Ennis - Leino - Stafford
Gerbe - Hecht - Boyes

Top 4 Defencemen
Ehrhoff - Myers
Leopold - Regehr

3.  Toronto Maple Leafs
Key Off-Season Acquisitions: Tim Connolly, John-Michael Liles, Matthew Lombardi, Cody Franson
Key Off-Season Losses:  None
Top Prospects:  Nazem Kadri, Joe Colbourne, Jake Gardiner
Fantasy Sleeper:  Cody Franson

Top 9
Lupul - Connolly - Kessel
Kulemin - Grabovski - MacArthur
Kadri - Bozak - Armstrong

Top 4 Defencemen
Phaneuf - Aulie
Liles - Schenn

4.  Montreal Canadiens
Key Off-Season Acquisitions:  Erik Cole
Key Off-Season Losses:  James Wisniewski, Roman Hamrlik
Top Prospects:  Louis Leblanc, Danny Kristo, Nathan Beaulieu
Fantasy Sleeper:  Lars Eller

Top 9
Cammalleri - Plekanec - Cole
Pacioretty - Gomez - Gionta
Moen - Eller - AKostitsyn

Top 4 Defencemen
Markov - Gorges
Subban - Gill

5.  Ottawa Senators
Key Off-Season Acquisitions:  Nikita Filatov, Mika Zibanejad, Zenon Konopka
Key Off-Season Losses:  Pascal Leclaire, Ryan Shannon
Top Prospects:  Robin Lehner, Jared Cowen, David Rundblad, Mika Zibanejad, Stefane Da Costa, Stefan Noesen, Matt Puempel
Fantasy Sleeper: Sergei Gonchar

Top 9
Filatov - Spezza - Alfredsson
Michalek - Regin - Butler
Foligno - Da Costa - Greening

Top 4 Defencemen:
Gonchar - Phillips
Karlsson - Kuba

-->> Up next, a look at the Southeast:  Capitals, Lightning, Hurricanes, Panthers, and Jets

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