Frozen Fantasy: Orange is the New Black
Frozen Fantasy: Orange is the New Black

This article is part of our Frozen Fantasy series.

Trade season is heating up. I went to bed late Friday, only to wake up to a Twitter bomb about Cam Talbot. And perhaps lesser so, Anthony Stolarz.

At least both know they look good in orange.

As I've said before, deadline moves rarely pan out. The Flyers don't really need Talbot, but he gives them the flexibility to shuffle Brian Elliott out. After all, Elliott's remaining cap hit is just over $700,000.

That will mean something to a team tight on the cap.

The Oilers need cap flexibility and they got a little. Stolarz is young and cheap. And interestingly enough, if they play him 30 minutes or more in 10 of their final 25 games, they can keep him from becoming a UFA. And sign him cheap as an RFA.

Stolarz's addition means the Oil is truly all-in on Mikko Koskinen. And Stolarz would make for a cheap backup, giving them cap flexibility going forward.

Not sure I'd bank on that duo. But to each their own. Especially if their netminding is locked down for about $5.5 million going forward.

This deal is just like the ones you and I as armchair GMs try to make in fantasy. Especially in keeper formats.

How cool is that?

Think about it. We all try to lock down the young and/or cheap so we can invest heavy into the studs. We take chances and try to optimize our return-on-investment in one part of our roster, so we can

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Janet Eagleson
Janet Eagleson is a four-time winner of the Hockey Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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