Capped: Free Agency Winners

Eric Daoust





Five freshly signed forwards who will be bargains in your cap league.


Along with the insanity that comes with the start of the NHL’s free agency period comes all of the scrutinizing of the amount of money and/or term being given to all of these players. History shows us that many of the massive contracts handed out will be seen as poor decisions when it is all said and done. This year is no exception. But among all of these signings are some very fair and sometimes bargain-priced contracts signed by fantasy-relevant players. In cap leagues these players become much more valuable as they now cost much less than some of their peers while still offering excellent production.


Today we will look at five forwards that signed good value contracts on July 1st.

Brian Boyle (Tampa Bay – $2,000,000 / 3 years)


One of the guy that saw his stock rise following the New York Rangers’ trip to the Stanley Cup final was Boyle who has been an excellent multi-category player over the last few years. Heading into free agency, there was a chance that someone would overpay for his services like so many others. Thankfully for his fantasy owners, Boyle signed a very reasonable three-year contract in Tampa Bay to occupy a bottom-six role while the team begins integrating some of its young talent into offensive roles.


What Boyle brings to the table is very evident from a fantasy perspective. Not a big point-producer, he instead brings a lot to the table in peripheral categories. Let’s consider his last three years.