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UFAS AND RFAS FOR 2010-2011 POTENTIAL POWER FORWARDS



   As part of the consideration of which power forwards might be available,  I started a list of power forwards who are either UFAs or RFAs.  In theory, teams possibly might look toward trading players whose contracts are expiring somewhat more readily than a long-term contract.  Also,  teams tend to trade players they view as under-achieving under their system.

 

2010-2011 UFAs

POTENTIAL SIGNINGS FOR HURRICANES

1.  Evgeny Artyukhin -- Anaheim Ducks
Cap hit:  $906,000
Anaheim Ducks #24 - Left Wing
Born: 1983/04/04 Age: 26
Height: 6-5 Weight: 254
Place of birth: Moscow, USSR (now Russia)
Seasons: 2
Drafted by: the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2001 (3rd round)
 
Year    Team    GP    G    A    P    +/-    PIM    PPG    SHG    GWG    GTG    SOG      
2009     Ducks    26    2    1    3    -4    35    0    0    0    0    15     

http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/players/55080/Evgeny_Artyukhin

Scouting Report
 
Assets    ·    Owns a tremendous combination of size and speed. Is an aggressive winger with untapped offensive upside. Can dominate the boards due to his size.      
Flaws    ·    Is still very raw and lacks hockey sense. Doesn't own a goal-scorer's touch. Has garnered a reputation for taking too many shifts off.      
Career Potential    ·    Aggressive forechecking winger.     

2.    Raffi Torres -- Columbus Blue Jackets

cap hit $2,250,000.00

Columbus Blue Jackets #14 - Left Wing

Born: 1981/10/08 Age: 28

Height: 6-0 Weight: 223

Place of birth: Toronto, Ont., Canada

Seasons: 7

Drafted by: the New York Islanders in 2000 (1st round)
http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/players/54918/Raffi_Torres

Assets

    * Has a strong lower body, which enables him to keep possession of the puck in the corners and also dish out solid hits. Can score goals in bunches. Is effective when crashing the net.

Flaws 

    * Is somewhat injury-prone, due to his kamikaze style of play. Doesn't skate particularly well and struggles with defensive-zone coverage.

Career Potential      

    * Aggressive scoring winger, when healthy.


RFAS FOR 2010-2011


1.  BOBBY RYAN -- ANAHEIM DUCKS  CAP HIT $1,922,000   

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Bobby Ryan

http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/players/54540/Bobby_Ryan
Anaheim Ducks #9 - Left Wing
Born: 1987/03/17 Age: 22
Height: 6-2 Weight: 208
Place of birth: Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
Seasons: 2
Drafted by: the Anaheim Ducks in 2005 (1st round)
 
Year    Team    GP    G    A    P    +/-    PIM    PPG    SHG    GWG    GTG    SOG      
2009     Ducks    39    19    14    33    4    20    7    0    2    0    126     

Scouting Report
 
Assets    ·    Owns great size, outstanding scoring prowess and a wealth of poise. Is capable of setting up linemates from the wing position.      
Flaws    ·    Is not an overly physical player, despite his size. Could stand to shoot the puck more often. Needs more work on his play without the puck.      
Career Potential    ·    Point producing winger.     


2. Blake Wheeler -- Boston Bruins
Cap hit:  $2,825,000
Boston Bruins #26 - Left Wing
Born: 1986/08/31 Age: 23
Height: 6-5 Weight: 205
Place of birth: Robbinsdale, MN, USA
Seasons: 1
Drafted by: the Phoenix Coyotes in 2004 (1st round)
http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/players/54881/Blake_Wheeler
 
Assets    ·    Has tremendous size for the wing position, as well as good wheels for a big guy. Controls the puck effectively in the corners and can play on either wing. Possesses a good scoring touch.      
Flaws    ·    Still needs a little more work on his defensive-zone coverage. Should also use his size more frequently so as to become more intimidating to play against.      
Career Potential    ·    Power forward.     

3.  Mikko Lehtonen -- Boston Bruins
Cap hit:  $800,000
Boston Bruins #68 - Right Wing
Born: 1987/04/01 Age: 22
Height: 6-5 Weight: 203
Place of birth: Espoo, Finland
http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/players/54901/Mikko_Lehtonen
Seasons: 1
Drafted by: the Boston Bruins in 2005 (3rd round)
 
Assets    ·    Has impressive size and some power forward potential. Is also a decent defensive player.      
Flaws    ·    Needs to make better use of his 6-5 frame in order to become an impact player in the NHL.      
Career Potential    ·    Power forward.     


4.  Mark Mancari-- Buffalo Sabres
Cap hit:  575,000
Buffalo Sabres #12 - Right Wing
Born: 1985/07/11 Age: 24
Height: 6-3 Weight: 225
Place of birth: London, Ont., Canada
Seasons: 2
Drafted by: the Buffalo Sabres in 2004 (7th round)
 
Year    Team    GP    G    A    P    +/-    PIM    PPG    SHG    GWG    GTG    SOG      
2009     Sabres    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1     
5.  Colin Stuart Calgary Flames
Cap hit:  $483,000
Calgary Flames #49 - Left Wing
Born: 1982/07/08 Age: 26
Height: 6-2 Weight: 205
Place of birth: Rochester, MN, USA
Seasons: 2
Drafted by: the Atlanta Thrashers in 2001 (5th round)
 
Year    Team    GP    G    A    P    +/-    PIM    PPG    SHG    GWG    GTG    SOG      
2008     Thrashers    33    5    3    8    3    18    0    3    0    0    54     
http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/players/55460/Colin_Stuart
 
Assets    ·    Has a nose for the net and sound work ethic. Does his best work down low, but also knows where the defensive zone is. Is a proven AHL performer.      
Flaws    ·    Does his game translate well at the National Hockey League level? May not have enough of an offensive arsenal to play a top-six role in the big league.      
Career Potential    ·    Third line winger.     

6.   Fabian Brunnstom -- Dallas Stars

Cap hit:  $2,225,000.00

Fabian Brunnstrom
Dallas Stars #96 - Right Wing
Born: 1985/02/06 Age: 24
Height: 6-2 Weight: 203
Place of birth: Jonstorp, Sweden
Scouting Report
 
Assets    ·    Has good NHL size and blazing speed. Can put a lot of pressure on opposing defenses with his skill and can also score highlight-reel goals.      
Flaws    ·    Lacks consistency, especially in terms of his commitment to playing defense. Needs to shoot the puck more and keep his game simple.      
Career Potential    ·    Flashy scoring winger.     

        shoots Left;  Age:24     Cap  Hit $2,250,000 salary $875,000; bonus in 2009/2010 $1,350,000; RFA 2010-2011;




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