Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Carcillo for Upshall

The Flyers opened a bit more cap space with a deal that brings Daniel Carcillo to town from Phoenix for Scottie Upshall and a draft pick.

2008-2009 Statistics20092010
To PhiladelphiaPositionAgeGP/MINPointsCap HitCap Hit
Daniel CarcilloF245410$875,000$875,000

2008-2009 Statistics20092010
To PhoenixPositionAgeGP/MINPointsCap HitCap Hit
Scottie UpshallF255521$1.225 millionRFA
2nd Round Pick

At the end of the day, the Flyers made a reasonable move getting a talented tough guy in Daniel Carcillo, who also brings down the potential cap number for next season by, what could be, a fair margin. Carcillo is already signed on for less than a million per, while Upshall is getting to the point where he could get another raise in the off-season. The Coyotes are a good place for Upshall, as he is going to a younger, skating team in the West, which could accomodate his play very well. The Coyotes also pick-up a second rounder out of Philly, which makes the pot even sweeter.

In the pools, neither player is set to make an impact with their current team on the standings. Fantasy-wise, it may be just the status quo through the end of the season.

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