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03-21-2011, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by 2forsbergaura1 View Post

What do you guys think of his future? I know Nashville has a lot of good goalie prospects, but I think he does have a future with the team.

Here is how I see the goalie situation(tell me if I'm wrong):
Lindback - very good backup, but not going to be a #1
Dekanich - also mainly a guy with good backup upside
Pickard - has struggled this season so who knows what happens with him

To me, this does leave room for Engren to show what he can do. Rinne's contract runs until the end of next season and then he is a UFA. While I'm sure the Predators will want to try to re-sign him, they also have a tendency to move from one goalie to the next rather quickly (Mason, Ellis, etc). So if Rinne asks for more than the Preds can afford, he could be gone, no?
Pickard went a year without winning a game in the AHL. Smith won the Kelly Cup in Cincinnati last season, putting him ahead of Chet in my book.

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