AVALANCHE ACQUIRE G JOE CANNATA
The Colorado Avalanche acquired goaltender Joe Cannata from the Washington Capitals for defenseman Cody Corbett.
What does it give the Colorado Avalanche
The Avalanche might lose a goaltender in the upcoming expansion draft, either Calvin Pickard or Semyon Varlamov, so adding more goaltending depth at this time is a good maneuver for Colorado. Cannata also came cheaply.
What does it give the Washington Capitals
The Capitals are loaded with goaltending depth behind star netminder Braden Holtby, so they could afford to move Cannata at this time. Corbett is a minor-league defenseman who has played both in the AHL and ECHL in 2016-17.
Cannata might become a backup goaltender in Colorado next season, but that is far from a guarantee. Therefore, his fantasy value remains minimal. Corbett has zero fantasy value to speak of.