26-Year-Old Goalie – Columbus Blue Jackets
Sergei Bobrovsky Contract Information:
Signed a two-year, $11.25 million contract with the Blue Jackets in July of 2013.
Bobrovsky allowed four goals on 37 shots, but the Jackets mounted comebacks from 2-0 and 4-3 deficits to end up with a 5-4 win Thursday against the Sharks.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
What more can be said about Bobrovsky's incredible Vezina-winning campaign? Other netminders have carried their teams with great two month runs (18 of Bobrovsky's 21 wins, and all four of his shutouts, came in March and April) but rarely have they revived an entire franchise the way last season's near-miss playoff push brought the city of Columbus out of its post-Rick Nash doldrums. Now signed to a big new contract, Bobrovsky may have a hard time living up to the myth he created last season but he's still only 24, has a ferocious work ethic and is fully capable of developing into a truly elite goalie behind a deep, young Blue Jackets blue line corps. Don't dismiss him as a flash in the pan.
Bobrovsky's numbers slid in his second NHL season, and the Flyers elected to ship him to Columbus for a handful of draft picks. The young Russian netminder will head into training camp as the presumptive number one for the Blue Jackets ahead of Steve Mason, and, while heading to the worst team in the league would normally not be an advised career move, the Jackets do have a young, skilled crop of blueliners capable of gelling into one of the tighter defensive units in the league after gaining more experience. Of course even if they do, Bobrovsky could have a lot of 1-0 and 2-1 losses on the horizon, so don't expect much in the way of fantasy value in the short term. Goalie Bob can not be counted on for consistent wins, but if he's a starting goalie, he's worth a roster spot in deeper leagues.
Bobrovsky posted a .915 save percentage and 28 wins last year as the Flyers' starter, but now he's slated to backup Ilya Bryzgalov, whom the Flyers inked to a hefty contract this summer. There's also been rumors Philly is looking to shop Bobrovsky. Those rumors have been of the unsubstantiated type, and the possibility of Bobrovsky moving to a new team and sliding into a starter's role is far from a likelihood at this point. Nonetheless, the 22-year-old has shown enough for a team in need of netminding to make a play for him, especially considering his contract is palatable. But as long as he's with the Flyers, his fantasy value is limited.