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06-24-2009, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
My point as well.

Backup goalie is always important, because goalies get hurt and you need someone capable of holding the fort. If we had a reliable starting goalie then I'd be less concerned about who was backing up our starter, but given the fact that our starter has already shown the mental makeup to go AWOL on his team, you NEED to have someone that can fill the gap if he does that again.

This isn't like the Devs last year...who had a reliable starter when not injured...and notice how important having guys in their system was.
All true, my gut feeling is that Holmgren has already decided to re-sign Niittymaki, unless something else comes up during the draft dealings. If not, we'll have a back up, whether Niitty or someone else, by July 2nd.

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