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04-14-2011, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
Maybe the Rangers don't re-sign Johnson as a group II. He spent 40 days on the NHL roster this season and he carries a $140k summer cap with his QO. Johnson is eligible for Group 6 UFA next summer if he doesn't play 28 NHL games by the end of next season. Go with Talbot,Stajcer and Missiaen with the latter two splitting time with ECHL team. Johnson is not going to be a Ranger next with Biron under contract and he's an UFA next summer,why take the summer cap hit when you have other younger goalies signed.
Well, that would put an unexpected, early end to his seemingly guaranteed succession if Hank. So stop the presses, Lundqvist won't get traded after all!

In all seriousness: I think that would be the best solution. I don't really see a future for Johnson on this team, even after Biron's contract. Backup goalies are dime a dozen and can be had dirt cheap in free agency. And they all have proven far more than CJ.

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