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[Signing] Ducks sign Goalie Fasth to 2 Years Contract Extension

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http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=416434

$5,8 Million

...are the Days for Hiller counted in Anaheim?

One of the breakout stories of the 2012/13 NHL season was rewarded on Wednesday as the Anaheim Ducks signed rookie goaltender Viktor Fasth to a two-year, $5.8 million contract extension.

This season for the Ducks, his first in the NHL, Fasth has posted a perfect 8-0-0 record with a 1.78 goals against average and a .933 save percentage.

He is just the third netminder in NHL history to win his first eight decisions, joining Ray Emery, who accomplished the feat with the Ottawa Senators and Bob Froese, who did it with the Philadelphia Flyers.

"Viktor has proven himself not only this year in the NHL, but the previous two seasons as the top goaltender in Sweden," said Ducks General Manager Bob Murray. "We are pleased to be able to keep him and feel fortunate to have two top NHL goaltenders going forward."

Before joining the Ducks, the Kalix, Sweden native was named the Swedish Elite League's goaltender of the year the last two seasons, the first goalie to capture the award in back-to-back seasons since Henrik Lundqvist.

Fasth also led Slovakia to a silver medal at the 2011 World Hockey Championship.

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interesting to sign him after 8 games. i like the cap hit though wish corey signed for that much. although not sure if hes gonna be a #1 unless he has a good backup.

Cant overlook back to back years a sel goalie of year. last guy to do that was lundquist, so maybe anaheim just got a good deal?

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i think they want a goalie tandem like the canucks have had, we have all seen the benefits of that in the regular season and that is the name of the game to get into the playoffs and anything can happen.

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interesting to sign him after 8 games. i like the cap hit though wish corey signed for that much. although not sure if hes gonna be a #1 unless he has a good backup.

Cant overlook back to back years a sel goalie of year. last guy to do that was lundquist, so maybe anaheim just got a good deal?

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$7.4m on a goaltending tandem.

Pekka Rinne is pulling in $7m all on his own. Lundqvist, $6.875m.

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$7.4m on a goaltending tandem.

Pekka Rinne is pulling in $7m all on his own. Lundqvist, $6.875m.

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Oh! Am I too late for this...

"That was Fasth!"

?

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A fasth response to a goalie emerging fasth.

However, with the hefty contract, I believe he'll go down in ratings fasth. He'll be overpaid and he won't play as effectively. You'll see.

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He's Looking really good so far. I wonder if they will swap there goalies every game too.

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A little soon, but he has been lights out. This signing will make Hiller fight for his job.

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He's Looking really good so far. I wonder if they will swap there goalies every game too.

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A lot of money for a guy who has only played 8 games. And they have yet signed their two franchise players perry and getzlaf

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Burke went to Sweden to get Gustavsson.

Ducks quietly sign Fasth and he emerges as a starter.

Lol laffs.

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2,9 is really good

and there are some other swedes probably makin the nhl sooner or later..svedberg, hellberg.....

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I keep wondering when someone will get serious about Joacim Eriksson.
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Nine career NHL games, bit of a gamble by the Ducks no?

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OMG, what a stupid contract. Small sample sizes, the Ducks will learn quickly.

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