Yelle, 34, played with Calgary for the last five seasons and had been one of the key defensive centres on team through his tenure, taking a lot of the defensive face-offs in key situations. Yelle doesn't have much to any fantasy value, as he only registered 12 points (3G, 9A) last season with the Flames and doesn't see a lot of offensive ice-time.
He should be able to bring the Bruins some good defensive work in their own zone and a little more depth down the middle on the third or fourth line.
|Marc Savard||Zdeno Chara||Tim Thomas|
|Marco Sturm||Dennis Wideman||Manny Fernandez|
|Chuck Kobasew||Andrew Ference|
|Phil Kessel||Aaron Ward|
|Michael Ryder||Shane Hnidy|
|Glen Murray||Mark Stuart|
Heading into camp in a couple weeks, the Bruins could dress a full 23-player roster if need be, but there will be some good competition for the last couple forward spots and there should be a defensive opening, in lieu of taking all 15 forwards listed above.
The team doesn't carry a great deal of pool value into the coming season, but they do carry a lot of potential. Injuries last season to Marc Savard, Patrice Bergeron, Michael Ryder and Manny Fernandez do hinder the season previous' numbers, so they could very well be a little dark horse farm in Beantown for your pool team. If the team's scoring can flourish this year, Tim Thomas could be a great pick early in the pool.
The listed 23-man roster above, does carry some good value, coming in at an approximate cap hit of $53.6 million. Great work by GM Peter Chiarelli in Boston to put together a good team on paper for good value on the books.