Setoguchi

 

 

Fantasy Impact: Minnesota traded sniper Devin Setoguchi to a (new) division rival yesterday - the Winnipeg Jets.

 

The Jets Get:

 

Setoguchi had a decent season in Minnesota in 2013, tallying 13 goals in 48 games. However, he has yet to repeat his 31-goal performance from back in 2008-09 with the Sharks, scoring 20, 22, and 19 goals in his most recent three full seasons.

 

He has decent size and is a solid skater, but he doesn't contribute a whole lot outside of offense. People expecting him to be a stud forward are continually disappointed. Setoguchi has his hot streaks and is a natural sniper, but he suffers from the offensive inconsistencies that are normal with one-dimensional scorers.

 

For the Jets, this is a very worthwhile gamble to make, considering the modest price (a good draft pick). Setoguchi is a natural right wing and will step in immediately into Winnipeg's top six forward group. His cap hit is $3 million and he is a UFA next summer.

 

He didn't exactly play with the big guns in Minnesota this past campaign.


FrequencyStrengthLine Combination
21.71% EV 7 CULLEN,MATT - 10 SETOGUCHI,DEVIN - 16 ZUCKER,JASON
13.95% EV 96 BOUCHARD,PIERRE-MARC - 7 CULLEN,MATT - 10 SETOGUCHI,DEVIN
9.5% EV 7 CULLEN,MATT - 64 GRANLUND,MIKAEL - 10 SETOGUCHI,DEVIN


Fantasy Players Impacted:

 

Considering the wealth of talent (especially young talent) on the wings in Minnesota, this change of scenery is probably good for Setoguchi. He was already a second line winger, and with the emergence of Jason Zucker, Charlie Coyle, and so on, he likely would have been pushed further down the depth chart. The Jason Pominville acquisition (another natural right wing) likely sealed Setoguchi's fate in Minnesota. He had great chemistry with Matt Cullen last season, and Cullen also left Minnesota this summer (he signed with the Preds yesterday).

 

This hurts the fantasy value of Michael Frolik, who the Jets also recently acquired to shore up their right side. And back in Minnesota, this opens up ice time on the second line for another forward. It also freed up some dollars for the Wild to sign Matt Cooke (three years, $2.5 million per season).

 

Potential scoring lines in Winnipeg:

 

Ladd-Little-Wheeler

Kane-Jokinen-Setoguchi (a one-way line if I have ever seen one...)

Tangradi-Burmistrov-Frolik

 

And in Minnesota:

 

Parise-Koivu-Pominville

Heatley-Granlund-Coyle

Zucker-Brodziak-Niederreiter

Cooke-Mitchell-Rupp

 

Fantasy Players this helps, in order:

 

1. Setoguchi

2. Jokinen

3. Coyle

4. Niederreiter

5. Zucker

6. Kane

7. Pominville 

 

Fantasy Players this hurts, in order:


1. Frolik (sorry Dobber)

2. Tangradi

3. Burmistrov

 


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agentzero said:

agentzero
Burmistrov Thanks for the analysis Angus.

With the B man gone it has to help Scheifele I hope. Since Wheeler plays the same wing, I'm glad not to see the top line with Little and Ladd broken up.

In Minny, I would hope (as an owner) that Coyle in fact gets to stick with Koivu and Parise because he played pretty well with them last year..Pominville would probably be a good, responsible winger for Granlund to work with too (as if he has Heatley on the other side, someone's gonna have to help get the puck out of the zone, though Granlund is already pretty good in that respect, he can't do it himself..).

With Frolik and Seto both on the Jets now, they have themselves a couple of good reclamation projects on their hands. Boom or bust for cheap, I guess.. Good luck, Messrs. Noel and Chevaldayoff (I wish I had one of those coming up..).

July 08, 2013
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DarthVain said:

DarthVain
Scheifele So where does Scheifele fit on the Jets if he is to move up next year then?
July 08, 2013
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sasquatch said:

sasquatch
Whats the return You don't actually say what exactly Minny got out of this...? other than ' a good draft pick'
July 06, 2013
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