Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Auld Signs in Phoenix

The Coyotes did a little bit more to make their crease a bit more competitive both with themselves and in league play. Alex Auld signed a 1-year deal with the Coyotes and now they have three solid goaltenders who will compete for that number one job. The Coyotes remain underneath the salary cap minimum, even with the signing of Auld, they should still be well under the $34 million minimum, (currently sitting at around $31 million).

Shane DoanSteve ReinprechtRadim Vrbata
Mike YorkMike ZigomanisNiko Kapanen
Bill Thomas
Mikael TjarnqvistFredrik Sjostrom
Patrick FischerJosh Gratton
David Carcillo
Ed JovanovskiZbynek Michalek
Keith Ballard *Derek Morris
Nick BoyntonBrendan Bell
David Aebischer
Mikael Tellqvist
Alex Auld

Keith Ballard is still to sign with the Desert Dogs, still trying to hammer out a deal as a Restricted Free Agent and should get the Coyotes a bit closer, but it's more likely that they'll need all 23 possible active players to stretch their budget right to the minimum.

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