Fantasy Impact: The Lightning have signed winger Sean Bergenheim to a one-year deal.



The Lightning get: If I were to guess, I would say that this is a two-way agreement. Had it been one-way, the team wouldn't be hiding the information. Still only 26, Bergenheim has the upside to make this team and is a threat to Teddy Purcell for a job on a scoring line. However, he is prone to injury and that could derail any progress - it has in the past. But if healthy and on the line, he can absolutely score 25 goals and 55 points. He also has underrated PIM upside. A dream fantasy season would be 25-30-55 and 90 PIM. But because of his fragility, I would pencil him in for 60 to 65 games and perhaps 30 points - 40 if sees enough time on a scoring line.

Fantasy Players Impacted: Competition for Purcell will hurt his chances, as competition tends to do. He could also push Niklas Persson right out of a job before he even gets started. Marc Pouliot is in a similar situation - two-way contract, injury prone, but with some upside. Is there room for both?

Players this helps, in order:

1. Bergenheim

Players this hurts, in order:

1. Purcell

2. Persson

3. Pouliot

4. Dana Tyrell


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mike hess said:

impressive Nice to see a team getting built, a brick at a time. Lots of upside in TB based on the moves to date smilies/grin.gif
August 17, 2010 | url
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GMGates / 'gatticus' said:

... By Islanders get, you take it you mean Lightning get smilies/smiley.gif

haha, thought it was a trade for a second!

As a Purcell owner, I'm not to happy. First Gagne, now Bergenheim! Even though both of those guys are likely to get injured, I simply want Teddy on a scoring line. Good on TB though, it will be interesting to see everything unfold.
August 17, 2010
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