Recent (Cap Friendly) Re-signings

Eric Daoust

2013-06-20

 

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Some cheap options to fill out your fantasy roster…

 

As the hockey season nears its conclusion, trades and contract signings continue to make news. With keeper leagues currently in offseason mode, there is no better time to improve your roster while some of your rivals are asleep at the wheel. Here are some players who recently signed new contracts that can help you in salary cap leagues:

 

Patrick Bordeleau (LW – COL)


Cap Hit: $1,000,000
Years: 3

 

The hulking winger finally secured an NHL spot at the age of 27 and made the most of his opportunity. In 46 games he scored five points which is decent for an enforcer along with 70 PIM and 116 hits. His new three-year pact gives him a chance to become one of the more productive fighters in multi-category leagues provided that he is able to keep his point totals up. Still, his excellent contributions make him a strong value player given his cap hit that is well below the league average.

 

Colton Orr (RW – TOR)


Cap Hit: $925,000
Years: 2

 

Colton Orr is another big winger who brings a lot of toughness to the lineup. He is not as gifted offensively as Bordeleau having never scored more than six points in a season. However, his PIM totals are matched by few. Additionally, Orr provides a lot of hits and also blocks more shots than most enforcers. Being in Toronto under head coach Randy Carlyle certainly helps his chances of sustaining his current numbers.

 

Michael Raffl (LW – PHI)


Cap Hit: $792,500
Years: 1

 

With the Philadelphia Flyers set to buy out Daniel Briere along with other pending changes following a lousy season, there is an opportunity for some new faces to land spots on the main roster. One example is 24-year-old forward Michael Raffl who just completed a point-per-game year in Sweden.

 

Raffl is close to average size and plays with a bit of an edge which should help him fit in with the Flyers. If he lands a spot with the club, he could have an impact similar to Matt Read