Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks: Burns is a full-time right wing now, and he is going to be a force to be reckoned with. The 6'5", 230-pounder is going to be on a line with Joe Thornton or Logan Couture, which is going to help increase his offensive potential. Not many people will consider drafting this behemoth early, but be wary of missing out on him as the draft pool shrinks.
Daniel Alfredsson, Detroit Red Wings: Alfie was a offensive fixture of the Ottawa Senators for 19 years and should continue to produce in Motown. The skilled Swede will be on a line with Henrik Zetterberg or Pavel Datsyuk, allowing him to fly under the radar while on the ice. Expect Alfredsson to have a strong season, and pick him up as late as you possibly can.
Loui Eriksson, Boston Bruins: Eriksson has never been a top player in fantasy hockey, but things should be different this year. On a line with Patrice Bergeron, the former Dallas Star could push for 40 goals; he should finish with a great plus-minus rating. Eriksson should also be an active special teams player, and that will help you pick up some points each week. This year could be big for Eriksson, who should still be available in the later rounds.
Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators: Forsberg is a very talented offensive player who has a bright future. He was acquired by the Predators in exchange for Martin Erat. The 2012 first-round draft pick could be a big factor for the Predators this season. While he isn't expected to put up big numbers, he could be a solid secondary winger who helps pad your overall roster.
Valeri Nichushkin, Dallas Stars: Nichushkin's amazing play has been one of the biggest stories of the NHL preseason; he is almost a lock to start on the Dallas Stars' top line. The 2013 first-round pick has tremendous hands, poise and solid instincts and could be a favorite to win the Calder Trophy as top rookie this season.