Goalies On The Move In The Off-Season
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05-08-2012, 09:25 AM
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There are going to be some Goalies on the outside looking in when the new season begins. There seems to be alot more Goalies then positions available next season. Here is a list of teams that I think might need some help in the Net.
Devils: need a successor to Brodeur
- they felt comfortable with an as-old Hedberg backing up Brodeur.
Islanders: Nabokov is only a 1 or 2 year solution
- the Islanders think they have plenty of internal options.
Toronto: I don't think that Reimer or Gustavsson are safe
- probably not, but according to Leaf fans, the organization has so many NHL-caliber goalies, they don't need any more.
Florida: They have Markstrom, but is He ready yet? Are They sold with Theodore or Clemmensen?
- Markstrom is probably ready, but recent comments from Tallon indicates he wants Clemensen back.
Tampa: needs a true #1
Winnipeg: Are They sold on Pavelec?
Washington: Holtby is most likely the #1 going into next year, but what about Vokoun & Neuvirth?
- Vokoun is a free agent and Neuvirth needs to stay healthy, but a Holtby-Neuvirth tandem is doable.
Chicago: Between Crawford, Emery & Salak, is there a #1 Goalie in that mix?
- Crawford and Emery come back simply for cap reasons.
Columbus: The whole team is a mess, why shouldn't the Goaltending be any different.
Colorado: Is Giggy a stop gap? Is Varlamov a true #1?
- I think Varlamov showed he is a number one when focused and healthy.
Edmonton: Is Khabibulin still a #1? Is Dubnyk ready to take the next step?
- maybe, but the team needs to play better defensively regardless of the goaltender.
San Jose: Does San Jose trust Niemi? Can Greiss step in?
- or Stalock.
Am I correct in any of these &/or did I leave some teams out? Who do You think ends up where?
Pittsburgh needs a better backup.
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