artyukhin

 

The Tampa Bay Lightning have dealt big, agitating winger Evgeni Artyukhin to Anaheim for Drew Miller and a third-round draft pick.

 

The Lightning get: a prospect with some promise, but Miller may not put it all together on a consistent enough basis to become a fantasy asset. He gets pretty buried in Tampa's system and will probably start the year in the AHL. He will be one of the first call-ups though. The deal was done for the cap space (about $425 freed up - more of Miller is in the minors) and the draft pick.

 

The Ducks get: a penalty minute machine. Artyukhin was a monster in the second half last year in the PIM category.

 

Fantasy players impacted: Mike Brown can kiss a roster spot goodbye. I had him pegged for 140 PIM, but with George Parros and Artyukhin already giving the team a combined 350 - they can little afford to have a third regular do that. Artyukhin should also be good for another five points or so - given that his linemate has been upgraded from Jeff Halpern to Andrew Ebbett (or that kind of comparable) now.

 

This also ensures that Steve Downie has made the team and you should be bumping his PIM total in TB up by a good 30 percent or more.

 


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Dobber said:

Dobber
... Pogge=Miller. Both are long shots. If the Leafs threw in a 3rd, I think they could have acquired Artyukhin for Pogge.

Banks - Beleskey is still going to see plenty of NHL games this year, but this deal doesn't help him in the least. They moved a winger and acquired a winger.
August 14, 2009
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duballstar014 said:

duballstar014
... As one of the posters on TSN wrote, I find it hard to believe that Tampa got more out of Anaheim for Artyukin than Toronto could get for Pogge. Doesn't that seem odd to anyone else?
August 13, 2009
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ericdaoust said:

ericdaoust
... Well the difference between Miller and Artyukhin is that Arty has some skills that assure him of maintaining an NHL spot (checking, fighting). Miller seems to be a hit or miss type who hasn't moved up.

I thill think it's an overpayment for Artyukhin but not a terrible deal.
August 13, 2009
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Jason_Banks said:

Jason_Banks
... actually not really a bad move...

Opens up room for Matt Beleskey to see some more time in call ups this season... Matt could eventuaally turn into a solid 2nd liner and very decent Fantasy player...
August 13, 2009
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duballstar014 said:

duballstar014
... what a crock of crap anaheim. just when you were starting to make some solid moves you go and get this hack for miller and a 3rd round pick?
August 13, 2009
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