Sunday, June 14, 2009

From Russia With Love

Ray Emery has returned to the NHL by signing a 1 year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers. The signing not official until July 1, the Flyers have officially announced the deal with a press conference.

In 36 games last season in the KHL, Emery posted 22 wins, 8 losses, 2 shutouts in 36 games with a 2.12 goals against average and .926 save percentage.

Fantasy owners should not expect the world from Emery in his first year back in the league. Even though he posted great numbers in the KHL, the NHL is a more competitive league and Emery has already proven he does not have the head to handle it.

Look for Emery to be strong out of the gate but struggle and tandem come mid-season as the length of the schedule and intensity may not be something he will be comfortable with.


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