Thread: Confirmed with Link: Josh Harding (3 years, $1.9M Cap Hit)
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06-19-2012, 06:24 PM
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I don't have a huge issue with the deal.

Yes, it's certainly not optimal to retain a guy like Harding who has struggled really grab hold of that starter spot; not to mention stay healthy. But if/when Backstrom were to move on in any scenario, the team's options in net look a hell of a lot better when Harding is in the mix. I think that was the ultimate goal and not have the organization be really stuck (like some teams out there) if their higher end goaltending prospects flop on the big stage with a more extended chance.

After this season if Hackett, and to a lesser extent Kuemper, show they've got the goods to play at the NHL level; great! The team is still set in goal and can focus their attention elsewhere. It's one thing to have holes in some vital spots in the organization. No need to add goaltending to the list from my perspective.

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