Thread: Confirmed with Link: Blackhawks sign G Antti Raanta
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06-03-2013, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeydoug View Post
I don't think this move tells us anything about their plans for the backup goalie position for the offseason. I think this was just a matter of Chicago improving the talent pool and addressing a weak area.
Raanta will most certainly will be the backup barring extremely unpredictable circumstances. Raanta was the MVP in FEL having lead his team to a cup and was highly sought after by several NHL teams(EDM, MIN, CLB, WIN) and also had KHL offers. He wouldn't have chosen us if there wasn't some guarantee by Bowman about his role with the Blackhawks in NHL.

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