Capped: More Signings Discussion, Including Niederreiter and Dubois
Like the last couple of weeks, this week will be centered around free agents that have signed new contracts, whether they signed with a new team or their previous team they are eligible to be discussed in this miniseries. This has been a very exciting offseason from the fan's perspective, lots of player movement, lots of big new contracts being handed out, and all of this plays into the game of fantasy hockey.
* The contracts being displayed will be the ones that were announced today, if a contract doesn't kick in until the 2023-2024 season, I will specify that in the player profile. *
* Most recent season stats are displayed, followed by the career stats underneath. *
In what may have been the most surprising trade of the year, Matthew Tkachuk was dealt to the Florida Panthers. I guess the surprising part was the return that Calgary received (but that is a conversation for another day). While Tkachuk wanted to be traded out of Calgary for his own reasons, making the move to Florida may have been the most ideal placement for him in a fantasy perspective, at least in my opinion. Being able to be slotted in on the top line with a player like Aleksander Barkov is a positive for any player, let alone for a player of Tkachuk's caliber. Last season we saw Tkachuk eclipse his former career highs (2018-19 – 80 Games, 34 Goals, 43 Assists) with ease as he put up his first 100+ point season. I don't think the move will hurt his long-term fantasy value by any means, going from playing with Johnny Gaudreau to Aleksander Barkov (in a comparison of skill), shouldn't