Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Avalanche Add Anderson

The Avalanche may have solved their goaltending crisis or just delayed it just a little. They have signed UFA goaltender, Craig Anderson, to a 2-year deal worth $3.6 million in total. That will work out to a very economical $1.8 million against the cap for the Avalanche, which is exactly what the doctor ordered in Denver.

Anderson managed to pick up 37 pool points in 2009; 15 wins, 3 shutouts and 1 assist, with the Florida Panthers and was starting to look like a candidate for a starting job somewhere. Well, now that he has signed in Colorado, that will be the perfect place to get a number one job solidified. He will have to battle Peter Budaj in training camp, but most circles would suggest that should be a walk in the park.

Moving to a number one job will make his stock rise significantly in fantasy circles, so keep a close eye on him in training camp.

Milan HejdukJohn-Michael LilesPeter Budaj
Ryan SmythRuslan SaleiCraig Anderson
Wojtek WolskiBrett Clark
Paul StatsnyScott Hannan
Marek SvatosAdam Foote
T.J. Hensick
Cody McLeod
Chris Stewart
Darcy Tucker

With Anderson in tow, the Avalanche now have 16 players signed onto their roster at an approximate cap cost of $47.7 million. They are slowly moving into a more comfortable position for some more attractive free agents this summer.

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