Pittsburgh signs Mike Comrie

Jeff Angus

2010-09-03

Comrie

 

Fantasy Impact: The Penguins have signed Mike Duff (er… I mean Comrie) to a one-year contract worth the league minimum ($500,000).

 

The Penguins Get: a once-promising prospect who has never really taken the next step throughout his NHL career. Comrie has great puck skills and a good shot, but he isn’t big, fast, or consistent. He can ,play wing and center, so expect him to bounce around the lineup depending on how he is playing.


Fantasy Players Impacted: With the rumors that Jordan Staal is going to move up to the second line, Comrie could center a third scoring unit with the likes of Matt Cooke and Tyler Kennedy.

 

Apparently Sidney Crosby called Comrie and let him know he’d love to have him on his wing. Comrie is a big time sleeper – he could step up and score 30 goals with Crosby as his center, or he could struggle to stick on the roster and score 10-12 goals in a depth role.

 

Lots of options in Pittsburgh… my lines:

 

Kunitz-Crosby-Tangradi

Staal-Malkin-Cooke

Asham-Comrie-Kennedy

Dupuis-Talbot-Adams

Rupp

Comrie will see a lot of power play time, so he still could be a valuable fantasy contributor from a third line role.

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Fantasy Players this helps, in order:

1. Comrie

2. Kennedy

3. Asham

 

Fantasy Players this hurts, in order:

1. Dustin Jeffrey

2. Mark Letestu

3. Pascal Dupuis