Vokoun to the Capitals

Jeff Angus

2011-07-02

Vokoun

 

The Capitals get: An elite starting goaltender with a lot to prove. Tomas Vokoun had to settle for a measly one-year, $1.5 million contract, a far cry from the $5 million he has made each of the past few seasons in Florida. Did Philadelphia jump the gun on Bryzgalov?

 

Fantasy Players Impacted:

 

Huge, huge huge impact on both Braden Holtby and Michal Neuvirth, in the short term. Vokoun will likely see 45-55 starts, giving the rest of the workload to Neuvirth, who likely becomes the back up now. Long term, this is a great situation for Neuvirth, who can learn a lot from his fellow Czech. Holtby goes back down to the AHL for at least one more year.

 

Fantasy Players this helps, in order:

1. Tomas Vokoun, duh.

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2. Neuvirth in the long term.

 

Fantasy Players this hurts, in order:

1. Neuvirth

2. Holtby