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The fantasy impact of the Flames signing Devin Setoguchi

 

 

Fantasy Impact: The Calgary Flames signed forward Devin Setoguchi to a one-year contract worth a reported $750,000.

 

The Flames get: A depth forward who is far removed from being a 20-30 goal scorer. Setoguchi had some solid seasons with the Sharks and even had 31 goals one year, but it was clear once he left the friendly confines of that stacked roster his production wasn’t going to be anywhere near what it was in San Jose.

 

 

Fantasy players impacted: Even in Calgary, Setoguchi is probably looking at a third-line role. This means it’s going to hurt depth guys like Brandon Bollig and Brian McGrattan somewhat and Setogichi’s veteran pedigree should challenge a youngster like Johnny Gaudreau.

 

 

Gaudreau will probably get a featured role offensively for the Flames this season, but having someone who has shown he can score goals at the NHL level is always something to think about for a prospect trying to make a name for himself. Setoguchi could eat into some of his power play time.

 

 

Someone this could help is Joe Colborne if he gets Setoguchi as his winger. Colborne showed flashes of brilliance last year and if he gets some more offensive talent alongside him his numbers could take a jump.

 

 

Fantasy players this helps, in order:

 

Setoguchi

 

Colborne

 

Fantasy players this hurts, in order:

 

McGrattan

 

Bollig

 

Gaudreau

 

Michael Amato is an Associate Editor for DobberHockey and a News Editor for theScore. You can follow him on Twitter at @amato_mike

Comments  

#2 UKflames 2014-08-24 17:35
I agree with the below, Colborne has been moved to RW as we have enough C right now, if he moved back to C he would be looking like 4th line C and seeing less minutes.
I still expect Setoguchi to be moving between the 3rd & 2nd line depending on his play.
Either way it is a win:win as he can be sent to the AHL with this salary if he doesn't live up to anything.
#1 Okanagan Rage 2014-08-24 06:44
Wouldn't this hurt Colborne considering him and Setoguchi play the same position?

It doesn't seem likely they'd be line mates for that reason as well.

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