Thread: Confirmed with Link: Josh Harding (3 years, $1.9M Cap Hit)
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06-19-2012, 12:53 PM
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Backstrom probably won't be traded during this off-season as I'm sure the Wild brass want to continue to have Hackett get playing time, and we know injuries will undoubtedly happen to one of our goalies, so it's not like he won't see playing time in the NHL this year.

This does signal the end of Backstrom though, and we have our plans to either have Harding take over the reigns or continue to play a back-up with Hackett 2 years down the road. I'm fine with the deal, 3 years seems long, but they at least know the direction that they are going.

As someone else said, maybe Backstrom is a deadline deal, but I think he just walks with that salary and a NTC.

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