#53 – Pekka Rinne to the Edmonton Oilers (selected by Antony Ta)

He’s a big technical goalie with the skills to pay the bills.

Cap Hit: $725,000

Pekka Rinne answered doubts that he could handle a bigger workload and he played more games than Dan Ellis last season. He has the flare and size to be a pretty good option as a 1A goalie at a beauty of a cap hit. I would’ve picked Marc-Andre Fleury instead but he already went to the L.A. Kings 44th overall …

CLS Re-draft

Cycle Like The Sedins is doing a Fantasy Draft of the NHL and all the teams’ GMs are represented by a blogger(s) from each city. Yours truly is representing the Edmonton Oilers and I’m planning on drafting either a 1st line centerman and a first pairing defenseman next. If not, two centermen.

The winner is determined on a full season and playoffs simulation of the new EA Sports game NHL 10 coming out in September.