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Anaheim Signs Viktor Fasth to 2 year extension [$2.9 million AAV]
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02-21-2013, 02:59 AM
Join Date: Feb 2003
It's a good deal moneywise and perfect lenghtwise. This extension puts a lot of pressure of the Ducks. Both goalies will go into next season with the #1 position open. Hiller is in his final year and the Ducks can trade him without much risk. Otherwise if Hiller outplays Fasth, Viktor is also quite tradeable with this contract. 4.5 mil + 2.9 mil is good for a top tandem. I mean the big goalies get 6+ and you have to add a backup. This sitiuation also is much safer. I like this a lot.
People here complain about Viktors experience. He is NOT an unproven goalie! The question was, can he play his style here, yes he can! He is not a young goalie who just steps up from the AHL. The SEL is not an easy league, further more, he was outstanding on a mediocre team for two seasons in a row. And he was more than solid for Sweden.
This situation overall is also great for Anderson, Bobkov and Gibson. Time to develop and I've no problems with goalies entering the NHL at the age of 24+ The Ducks are set in goal for the next decade!
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