Tuesday, Aug. 18

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More Mike Santorelli, goodbye to Danny Briere and a lot at a number of fringe fantasy defenseman to traget or avoid …


Michael Santorelli signed a one-year, $875,000 contract with the Anaheim Ducks Monday. The fantasy impact is minor, but his addition could make it more difficult for Jiri Sekac or Rickard Rakell to climb up the depth chart, in the case of an injury.

Santorelli is equally capable of lining up as a top-six winger or centering the fourth line. His signing is extremely beneficial for Anaheim's depth, and they were already extremely beefy in net and on the line blue line. There aren't many holes here.

Additionally, Nick Ritchie or Stefan Noesen are a little — maybe even a lot — less likely to see a significant — if any — audition this season.

Here is a quick stab at the Anaheim forward corps:


Patrick MaroonRyan GetzlafCorey Perry

Chris StewartRyan KeslerJakob Silfverberg

Andrew CoglianoRickard RakellCarl Hagelin

Nate Thompson/Jiri SekacShawn Horcoff</