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Ryan G plays is a Pens fan who plays in a 24 team salary cap fantasy point league where salaries are based on actual NHL salaries with renewable contracts as each season wears on. The fantasy point setup is G (1), A (1), P (.25), GWG (3), PIM (.25), +/- (.25) and W (4), SHO (5), Saves (.1) and GA (-1). As a contract expires in this league it would need to be resigned according to the cap hit of the player and that would make for some interesting negotiations if you have a contract that needs to be resigned but no room under the cap to get it done.
At any rate, let's take a look at Pittsburgh Penguins on the day I arrived.
C Claude Giroux PHI – he was leading the scoring race for a chunk of time before Gino realized he could like, do some stuff since Sid wouldn't be around for awhile. After a brief lull in goal production he appears to be right back on top of the world. The kid's a rock star.
C Evgeni Malkin PIT – at some point Gino realized he could like, do some stuff since Sid wouldn't be around for awhile. Wow, did you guys get this déjà vu thing like I just did?
C Dustin Jeffrey PIT – well in truth this guy is on your roster simply because you needed a contract that could fit under your cap. There's virtually no fantasy value here at all.
C Brandon Sutter CAR – he's a Sutter, he's not going to be a scorer but if you need some gritty in the corner work or a decent forecheck then look no further.
W David Jones COL – I think a best case scenario is that he's a solid citizen in the neighbourhood of 20 goals a season. Last year's 27 goals might just be a career high.
W Bryan Little WPG – in '08-09 he had a 31 goal, 51 point season and he hasn't come anywhere close to that since then. The Jets are goal starved and this guy takes 2 shots per game. He'll never be at the fore of your offense and if you can find good return then he's a decent trade chip.