Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 9/27/13
Every season, a new crop of players break into the NHL looking to make their mark. For the players listed below, their impact will be felt on the score sheet and your fantasy team. Players to own… Aleksander Barkov, F, Florida Panthers: The Finnish-born Barkov will be expected to play top-six minutes in Sunrise. Last season for Tappara (Finland), Barkov posted 21 goals and 48 points in 53 games. He is coming off of shoulder surgery, but will be available once the season starts. Nathan MacKinnon, F, Colorado Avalanche: The first overall pick in the 2013 Entry Draft has been pegged as Colorado’s third-line center, according to new head coach Patrick Roy. While the “checking” line is not an attractive spot for a scorer, it will give MacKinnon the chance to play without facing the opponent team’s best line(s) every shift. He will also get his fair shake on the power play. If MacKinnon succeeds early, expect him to play on one of the top two lines sooner than later. Mark Scheifele, F, Wi...
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