Carcillo led the NHL in penalty minutes with 324, almost a clear 100 more than his next competitor... as a rookie! Carcillo also did some good things with his hockey talent as well, scoring 13 goals and 11 assists in 57 games, which makes him quite the threat in hockey pools. He did face some injury problems, suffering a pair of knee injuries through the year, but also was sent to the minors because of some attitude issues. If the latter has been taken care of, worries will only surround his health for maximum performance. His penalty minute numbers should be weighed accordingly, if they count towards your pool numbers, which should bump him up quite a few places.
|Shane Doan||Ed Jovanovski||Ilya Bryzgalov|
|Olli Jokinen||Derek Morris||Mikael Tellqvist|
|Peter Mueller||Zbynek Michalek|
|Steve Reinprecht||Keith Yandle|
|Martin Hanzal||Kurt Sauer|
|Daniel Winnik||David Hale|
With this signing and the two others since the last team update, the Coyotes are still hovering around the cap floor with only 18 players signed. Without Carcillo's number, the team does sit at $37.5 million against the cap, where they'll have to make-up $3.2 million, just to hit the floor. They do have some key young players who may try and make the line-up at some substantial rookie cost, which should lift the team over the floor, no problem.