Forensics – A look at Cap Value

Jason Arbuthnot




Happy Black Tuesday everybody! I trust you're enjoying hockey on your brand new $49 Black Friday 75" LED TV.  Up here in Canada, all we have are faux noir Monday 5% off sales. It's a bit of a joke. Look at us! We have sales too! It's almost worth driving down and wading through a sea of jogging pants at Walmart to save some bucks (import duty $$ aside). If anyone knows where I can buy a car with a hidden 75" compartment let me know…


This week we'll be doing some bargain bin shopping of our own.  The best part: no sweaty jogging pants, no rat-tails and no inappropriately tight 1987 Def Leppard t-shirts! Let's begin shall we?



(for more on salary cap fantasy advice, check out Ryan Goddard’s Capped column)


Jared Spurgeon – D – $520,000 Cap Hit

I drafted him in the Dobber Expert League with high expectations. He had lots of power play time and was given many opportunities. After two points in 16 games, I cut my losses. Now he has two points in his last four and four in his last seven. Zidlicky's subpar season and current brain UBI has ensured Spurgeon isn't going anywhere. Proof? 64% Team PP and 37.5% Team TOI.


Adam Larsson – D – $920,00 Cap Hit

It looks like the massive drought it over! Starting the season with an immodiumesque zero for nine, he's now on a five game point streak and four in four the past week. He's been consistently thrown out there on the PP (even during the drought) and there's no sign of things slowing down.  Larsson's Calder pickers are breathing a sigh of relief.


Jason Garrison – D   – $670,000 Cap Hit

Garrison has a monster shot and is finally being used appropriately.  His power play time has shot right up and accordingly, so has his points. This week he's enjoying 48% Team PP and has three points in four games. He's been chipping away at Kulikov's PP time and has proven to be a valuable triggerman for Campbell.


Marc-Andre Gragnani – D – $550,000 Cap Hit

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