Poolers: winners and losers at the end of the repechage


The 2022 draft is now a thing of the past and, as usual, a panoply of transactions and contractual extensions announced in the wake of the event are already having a strong impact on poolers ahead of next season, and this, even before the opening. of the free agent market on 13 July. Here are some players who have risen in value as a result of the draft and some others who may need to lose some points on your roster (in alphabetical order).

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Alexander GeorgievColorado Avalanche (G) : Georgiev will no longer be in the shadow of Igor Shesterkin and joins the Stanley Cup winners, where he will have a chance to succeed Darcy Kuemper as goalkeeper number one. If he manages to steal the title role Pavel Francouz, Georgiev will see his value skyrocket and become a goalkeeper of choice for poolers. He has been confined to the auxiliary role for the past two seasons, but in 2019-20 he was the Rangers’ most regular goalkeeper (32) and did a good job, with a record 17-14-2, 0.910 save rate. and two closures.

Jacob SlavinCarolina Hurricanes (D) : Tony De Angelo he was the undisputed quarterback of the Hurricanes in the first wave of power play, and his move to the Philadelphia Flyers opens the door for Slavin to take on that role next season. Slavin was the second most used defender with an average male advantage this season (1:22) and still managed to break through the 40-point plateau (4-38-42) with just seven points in power play. He imagines what he could accomplish with all of DeAngelo’s minutes behind an attack that finished ninth in the NHL this season (3.38 goals per game). But that’s on the condition that CEO Don Waddell doesn’t switch to an offensive defender either on the free agent market or through an exchange by next October …

Video: BOS @ CAR, # 5: Slavin defeats Swayman and scores 1-0

Tim StutzleOttawa Senators (F) : GM Pierre Dorion scored a home run by getting the striker’s services Alex De Brincat without even having to give up on a potential customer or active player. Dorion said the plan was to play the 24-year-old sniper with Stützle. With all due respect to them, we are far from it Connor Brown And Alex Formenton, the two winger Stützle played the most last season with 5 on 5. DeBrincat has scored 32 or more goals three times in his career, including 41 this season and 2018-19, while the 20-year-old German has shown great promises with 58 points (22 goals, 36 assists) in 79 games this season. The only drawback: the power play. Stützle has been in the first wave this season with forwards Drake Batherson, Josh Norris, Brady Tkachuk and the defender Thomas Chabot, but the arrival of DeBrincat will relegate one of these attackers to the second unit. If Stützle is the one taking the hit, he could keep him from really blowing up next season.

Vitek VanecekNew Jersey Devils (G) : In Washington Capitals, the Czech goalkeeper had to share starts with Ilya Samsonov, a former choice in the first round (22nd overall in 2015) that the organization would certainly like to see emerge in the role of number one. In New Jersey, Vanecek will likely have a better chance of securing the post of starting goalkeeper. Sure, there is Mackenzie Blackwood which might muddy things, but broke nothing last season with a 9-10-4 record, an average of 3.39 goals and a save rate of 0.892, as well as suffering an injury. Vanecek did a decent job (20-12-6, 2.67 MBA,% ARR. .908, 4BL) and the Devils are heading in the right direction. In Samsonov’s case, he finds himself alone behind a team that, despite the long awaited absence of Nicklas Backstromhe should be able to win games.


Alex NedeljkovicDetroit Red Wings (G) : Nedeljkovic defends the goal of a rebuilding team, but he at least had the merit of being king and master in his position in Detroit. This is no longer the case with the acquisition of Husso city Friday. The possibility of Nedeljkovic taking the starting role cannot be ruled out with excellent performances, but during the draft coach Derek Lalonde said that “we were planning to acquire a goalkeeper to share the net with” Nedo “. Words that will scare the poolers. , who hate alternating systems in front of the net, even more so within a formation under reconstruction. Husso has made himself known to the poolers with a stellar record of 25-7-6, a GAA of 2.56, a saving percentage of .919 and two excluded from Celtic this season, and will have every chance to prove himself at the Red Wings, particularly after signing a three-year deal on Friday.

Ivan ProvorovPhiladelphia Flyers (D) : It cannot be said that Provorov has been very convincing offensively in recent seasons in Philadelphia, and the arrival of defender Tony DeAngelo is bad news for him as he should lose a lot of his offensive responsibilities. DeAngelo arrives in the city of brotherly love with a season of 51 points (10 goals, 41 assists), including 20 on power play, in 64 games. The Flyers have a lot of problems and power play is one of them, as they finished last in the NHL with a 12.6% efficiency in that aspect of the game this season. There is no doubt that DeAngelo will come to Philadelphia to help out in that department, much to the chagrin of the poolers who bet on Provorov.

Cam TalbotMinnesota Wild (G) : Talbot has been one of the highest-paid goalkeepers this season with a record of 32-12-4, a GAA of 2.76, a .911 save rate and three stoppages, but poolers were disappointed when Marc-Andre Fleury is arrived before the trade deadline and had the lion’s share in the end of the season and the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Bad news for Talbot, Quebecer signed a two-year contract extension with the Wilds on Thursday. Fleury will turn 38 this November, so we can wonder about his ability to take on the responsibilities of a true number one goalkeeper, except we should probably expect an alternation system in front of the Wild’s cage.



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