• Overall Outlook

    As a general subject, there’s plenty to talk about the team from Calgary. In terms of off-season additions, not so much. Their only projected lineup changes, per Daily Faceoff, is the insertion of Yegor Sharangovich and then taking a longer look at Matt Coronato (who played one game last season) and Walker Duehr (11 pts in 27 games). It was a putrid ’22-23 season as they were behind the proverbial 8-ball from the first game until the last, finishing outside the playoff threshold and seemingly at odds with Darryl Sutter’s management style. To add context, almost every player was less productive than the previous year – Jonathan Huberdeau went from 100+ points to 55.

    I foresee some progress being made, but not enough to write home about.  They saw Milan Lucic, Tyler Taffoli, Trevor Lewis, Troy Stetcher, Nick Ritchie, Michael Stone and Michael Phillips (minors) leave town and will be in constant rumors for trade talks during the season, if not sooner. Noah Hanifin could be the first domino to fall in a series of projected in-season departures. Hanifin, Chris Tanev, Nikita Zadorov, and Oliver Kylington are all set to be UFAs in 2024. This could set up a very steep downward trajectory for a team that had Cup aspirations, not 2 years ago. I don’t see them making the playoffs due to these impending transactions.

    Offseason Additions

    RW Yegor Sharangovich
    LW Dryden Hunt
    D Jordan Oesterle

    Fantasy Outlook

    Sharangovich posted 30 points in 75 games while in New Jersey last season, but with an elevated role and the added factor of playing alongside Huberdeau, who also projects to rebound, Yegor could be in the neighborhood of 45-50 points.

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