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Viktor Fasth receives 2-year extension

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04:16 PM ET 02.20 | The Anaheim Ducks have extended the contract of goaltender Viktor Fasth, according to an announcement on the team's website. Fasth was set to become an unrestricted-free agent at the conclusion of the year. Currently playing under a one-year contract with a pro-rated salary of $1 million, Fasth has received a considerable raise earning a two-year, $5.8 million extension. According to reports, Fasth will receive $2.4 million next season and $3.4 million the year after that. The extension is somewhat surprising given that Fasth has only played in nine games with the Ducks. it also raises questions about what the future holds for Jonas Hiller.

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Viktor Fasth, Doug Pensinger Viktor Fasth, Doug Pensinger
February 20, 2013  04:32 PM ET

Send Hiller to Calgary ......with great haste!!!

February 20, 2013  05:10 PM ET

Nine games. A little early, no?

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February 20, 2013  05:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Hiller's on the books for 1 more season..so maybe they're thinking of keeping them both...teams do need a legit tandem these days.

Aye to that!

<looks at Stars current situation in angst...>

February 20, 2013  06:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Nine games. A little early, no?

Better now than if he goes 15-0 and worth more $. This Ducks team is that good (they kept winning with Hiller letting in 4-5 goals a game).

Fasth is the real deal. This is a good deal for him and Anaheim. In today's NHL you can never have enough goaltending.

Sometimes makes people nervous when he's way out of his crease to cut off the angle with traffic around the net, but picks his spots wisely.

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February 20, 2013  06:38 PM ET

Nice! Another underestimated goalie a la Niemi? Or.........

February 20, 2013  07:03 PM ET
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Fasth thinking. Let's see if it all works in their favour.Looking less and less like Perry n Getz are leaving town.

Alas, my pipe dreams of perry on Sids wing go up in smoke.

February 20, 2013  07:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Better now than if he goes 15-0 and worth more $. This Ducks team is that good (they kept winning with Hiller letting in 4-5 goals a game). Fasth is the real deal. This is a good deal for him and Anaheim. In today's NHL you can never have enough goaltending. Sometimes makes people nervous when he's way out of his crease to cut off the angle with traffic around the net, but picks his spots wisely.

Many a goalie got off to a hot start and then .........

February 20, 2013  07:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Many a goalie got off to a hot start and then .........

Many a team also, 1st place means home court and not much else

February 20, 2013  09:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Many a goalie got off to a hot start and then .........

He's good, bro. TRUST. Dominated the same league Lundqvist came from.

And it's only 2 years. A safe bet. Hiller is not the Duck's future. He's mediocrity.

February 20, 2013  11:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Better now than if he goes 15-0 and worth more $. This Ducks team is that good (they kept winning with Hiller letting in 4-5 goals a game). Fasth is the real deal. This is a good deal for him and Anaheim. In today's NHL you can never have enough goaltending. Sometimes makes people nervous when he's way out of his crease to cut off the angle with traffic around the net, but picks his spots wisely.

Agree

February 21, 2013  11:37 AM ET
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Send Hiller to Calgary ......with great haste!!!

Why? What do you want Hiller for when you have Joey MacDonald? ;-)

 
February 21, 2013  11:43 AM ET

I guess they could lock this guy up fasth enough?

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