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Anaheim Signs Viktor Fasth to 2 year extension [$2.9 million AAV]
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02-20-2013, 03:31 PM
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I think they aren't going to rush Gibson. Andersen is looking terrific. He'll probably serve as back up to Fasth if Hiller gets traded until Gibson is good and seasoned.
And being the first goalie since Lundqvist to be the SEL goalie of the year? This isn't money for a starter. It's money for a good back up. He's shown that at worst he can be a very capable back up. I think he deserves the money. If he proved himself any more down the line he could have fetched 5+
I was going to say there's a fair deal of risk involved with it, but this is probably a good way to look at the signing. It's not like this is an 18 y.o. What you see with Fasth is what you get--and maybe a little bit more.
That being said, to me it's just a little premature because he hasn't even lost a game yet. I don't think people are going to just 'figure him out' and he'll disappear, but you'd think you'd want to see him fight through a little bit of adversity before handing him your wallet.
(all that said, I think it's an excellent risk-vs.-reward value)
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