Top 10 Cheap Value UFA Signings (for Cap Leagues)

Tom Collins

2016-07-04

Top 10 cheap value UFA signings that could help you in your deep salary cap league

 

Well, that was a fun Canada Day, wasn't it? NHL general managers threw more than $400 million at players on July 1. The DobberHockey crew did a great job of analyzing many of the signings (you can see the a list of analyses here).

For those of us in cap leagues, many of the players are almost priced out of any type of usefulness. But there are still plenty of signings that really helped out fantasy GMs. Here are the top 10 cheap value UFA signings from the past weekend that help keep your team salary down while chipping in occasionally.

 

10. Anton Khudobin

It was only a couple of years ago that many fantasy general managers thought Khudobin was ready to be the Hurricanes' number one netminder. But Khudobin wasn't great in Carolina after that and was subpar in nine games with the Ducks this ast season. He signed a two-year deal with Boston with a $1.2 million cap hit. He won't get the opportunity to play many games in Boston, but he'll be great for spot starts in deep leagues as the Bruins have recent history of having backups post similar numbers to Tuukka Rask. Plus Khudobin is familiar with Boston as he was a backup there during the lockout shortened season.

 

9. Yannick Weber

Yannick Weber wore number six with the Vancouver Canucks for the past three years. Shea Weber wore number six in Nashville for the past 10 or so years. Yannick should continue to wear number six with the Predators. This would keep fans from having to buy new jerseys and it would look like he has a ton of support at the games. Regardless, Weber will be a sixth dman with the opportunity to move into a top-four role if there's an injury or two. And Nashville has a great history of having productive defensemen.

 

8. Chris Stewart

I like Stewart a lot for next season with Minnesota simply because the expectations aren't there. It wouldn't surprise me if he wound up with a 40-point season even though he hasn't hit that mark since 2010-11. But there are a few good things going for Stewart: He had a great 20 games in Minnesota in 2014-15 when he had 11 points in 20 games. He will probably finish with 100 PIM if he plays 80 games and will still average two shots a game. And most importantly, he'll get more than 10 minutes of ice time. So his signing for two years with a $1.15-million cap hit gives plenty of value and not much risk in cap leagues.

 

7. P.A. Parenteau

Fantasy owners shouldn't expect a return to the glory days of Parenteau's career when he hit 67 points in 2011-12 playing o