Ray Whitney


Fantasy Impact – Phoenix has signed Ray ‘The Wizard’ Whitney to a two-year contract worth $3 million per season.


The Coyotes get: A skilled veteran winger who can slot in on one of the top two lines. He probably won’t unseat Wojtek Wolski on the top line for the Coyotes, though. I am surprised that this is all it took for Whitney. Whitney has four straight 20 goal seasons, and is only one year removed from a 24-goal, 77-point season with the Hurricanes.


Fantasy Players impacted:

The Coyotes will have quite a few new faces on their roster for 2010-11. Whitney will most likely slot in on the second line opposite Radim Vrbata and a center-to-be-named-later. Kyle Turris is an option, and Martin Hanzal may be elevated into a top six role as well. Whitney is a tremendous playmaker and will add a lot to Phoenix’s top power play unit. It is unclear where Mikkel Boedker slides in – I see him on the third line with Scottie Upshall. I see Whitney’s value dipping a bit – Phoenix doesn’t have anyone close to Eric Staal’s level up front, and he is getting up there in age.


Fantasy Players this helps, in order:

1. Shane Doan

2. Turris

3. Yandle


Fantasy Players this hurts, in order:

1. Whitney

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Larry said:

... This one surprised me, at this point I dont see how this is really what Phoenix needed. $3mil for a 38yr old-yet the let Michalek walk away and get nothing? Atleast he has some upside left. Whitney I thought would end up with a true contender like Pit or even Vancouver.
July 02, 2010
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Darren said:

... Angus: what ia hia nickname? Do you really think he'll be on the 2nd pp unit? Wow, my wife whose supported the cup with Ray says you don't know straw from hay. Whit is a wizard and will make Yandle and whoever shine!
July 02, 2010
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Princeton said:

MacLean How does this affect Brett MacLean? It can't be good news.
July 01, 2010
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