DAILY PRIME- JUNE 4 primepucks.com Jun 04 '12

TRADE ALERT: G TOMAS VOKOUN TO THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS FOR A SEVENTH-ROUND PICK AND SIGNED TO A TWO-YEAR/$4 MILLION CONTRACT EXTENSION

ANALYSIS

Not the best news for Vokoun fantasy owners, considering that incumbent Penguin goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is signed through 2014-15 and should be entrenched as the starter entering next season. However, keep in mind that Vokoun represents an upgrade in the crease over back-ups Brent Johnson or Brad Thiessen, meaning Fleury better pick up his game or risk losing his starting job. Funny enough, Vokoun might have an easier time supplanting Fleury than Washington's emerging phenom Braden Holtby. In all probability though, the Czech netminder will be riding the bench more often than not, minimizing his fantasy value for 2012-13.

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