Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Staying Wild

Minnesota Wild have signed franchise goaltender Niklas Backstrom to a 4 year, $24 Million contract extension.

Click here for full details from TSN.

Fantasy Outlook:
The Wild have locked up the cornerstone of their franchise for another 4 years. In three season in Minnesota he has an amazing record of 84-39-18 with a 2.19 GAA and a .924 save percentage.

This keeper is a true keeper. He has excelled in Minnesota's stingy offensive system and has at times carried them on his back. He is an elite talent on a team that wins games by a one goal margin.

He will never be looked at in the top 5 goalies in the league because of the team he is on, but draftees should keep an eye on this guy as he can put up top 5 numbers and possibly fall in any draft past the first couple rounds. If he is available in any league jump on him and hold him close.


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