Thread: Injury Report: Niklas Backstrom
View Single Post
10-10-2013, 08:10 AM
Victorious Secret
Torchetti 4 Prez
Victorious Secret's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Arkansas
Country: Ireland
Posts: 13,642
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by gopherman23 View Post
Well, we still have a compliance buyout, so depending on how backstrom does this season, he may be a candidate for that. The problem is, who could we get to replace him? Lundqvist has a slight chance of hitting the market, but he is a long shot. I'm not sure what other goalies will be available.

I thought Harding looked pretty good this pre-season and replacing backstrom. Yeo had to ride backstrom hard last year out of necessity, but there is no reason to do it this year. Harding needs to play more IMO. He should have started at Nashville. It'll be interesting to see how our goalie situation plays out the rest of the year.
Kuemper or Gustafsson in 1-2 years. Harding for now. There is always a free agent goalie to pick up. I wouldn't mind Bryzgalov. He was never a great goalie, but also never bad. But pay anything more than 1.5 and we're getting hosed.

Victorious Secret is offline