Ducks & Fasth agree to 2 year extenion

Posted: 02/20/2013 by bc in Uncategorized

Anaheim Ducks announced that they have signed goaltender Viktor Fasth to a two-year extension. OCR beat writer Eric Stephens is reporting the contract is for $5.8 million over two years. CapGeek is reporting the contract will pay Fasth $2.9M in each of the next two NHL seasons.

Fasth, 30 (8/8/82), has appeared in nine contests for Anaheim this season, posting a perfect 8-0-0 record (one no decision) with a 1.78 goals-against average (GAA) and a .933 save percentage (SV%). The 6-0, 186-pound netminder is just the third goaltender in NHL history to win his first eight-or-more career decisions (also Ray Emery with Ottawa, an NHL record 9-0-0 from 2003-05 and Bob Froese with Philadelphia, 8-0-0 in Jan. 1983). Co-leading the NHL in wins, Fasth also ranks sixth in GAA and tied for seventh in SV%. He recorded his first career shutout at Colorado on Feb. 6, stopping all 31 shots he faced in a 3-0 decision.

This gives our Ducks arguably the best goaltending in the NHL now and going forward. And oh btw, John Gibson World Junior MVP while leading Team USA to a gold medal is currently ranked 4th in the OHL with a record of 15-8, SP .927. Looks like our Ducks could be set in goal for the next decade.

Okay Barstool Bob, Retired Hockey Mom has baked crow in the oven as this is written. Anybody want to join me for dinner?

  1. ggreen3 says:

    I concur Backcheck i will eat crow, thought Fasth would be trade bait as the deadline approached. Now the question is how do we keep the twins after putting this money out there for a keeper. Along with Koivu and Teemu being UFA’s and Palmieri and Bonino as RFA or is Hiller on the bubble to get the cap space to sign them. Will be interesting either way.

    • bc says:

      Per CapGeek our Ducks have $28.5m in cap space next season. Plenty of dough to sign everybody. Though I don’t expect we’ll see Toni Lydman back unless it’s at a discount from his current $3m. Matt Beleskey is also a pending UFA who might not return next season.

  2. bbdux93 says:

    I’m go with the Blind Squirrel thing – No crow for me.

    • bbdux93 says:

      I remember too many mgmt moves Murray made that were not in the best interest of the club. We can start with not firing Carlyle at least a year earlier, making unprofessinal public comments about the negotiations with Bobby Ryan, going public twice in two years saying many team members woud be leaving before Randy would, and let’s not forget why he got his nickname.

      It’s good that Fasth was given an extenstion, but I attribute Bob’s recent performance more to a sudden awakening that his job would be in danger if his bosses didn’t see better results on the ice. Why the owners put up with him as long as they did is still a mystery to me. I am not a fan of him – for me he’s still a blind squirrel.

      • bc says:

        LOL. bb. It’s tempting to go with the blind squirrel stumbling upon an acorn or a broken clock is spot on twice a day. We’ve seen a couple of these flashes before under Bob Murray’s stewardship. Fact is, since the firing of Carlyle every move Murray’s made has panned out beyond all expectations. It’s only been 15 games but jeez this team is at least going well.

  3. czhokej says:

    I think that he (Murray) started to listen to people who understand hockey. He, himself, I am not sure. I know that’s a bold statement, because he used to be an elite hockey player. But being skilled athlete doesn’t mean that one has analytical mind, superior logic, and understanding of people.

    He is now much more careful with his statements. We also know that Boudreau likes to consider input from players. I am guessing, but I believe that BB has a good influence on BM.

    Good goalies are the most important part of a successful team. No other single player matters that much. I certainly hope it’s going to work for us.

    • bc says:

      Well with cz’s vote we now have two for the dufous got lucky and two for a light went on. Have to admit my vote is a huge leap of faith. All this good stuff is happening on Barstool’s watch though.

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