I think the Lightning deserve a little credit for going out and finding two passable goalies in Norrena and Holmqvist after letting Khabibulin walk. They'd probably have been better off rotating those two guys than trading Norrena and Modin for Denis.
You are right on the money with that one, unfortunately. Homer gets a bad rap since people here rely on stats instead of watching games, he had some great stretches for us but his consistency was definitely his downfall and I think he was overused. The shorter schedule in Sweden is probably better for him. He gets high marks from me for his effort, his honesty and his professionalism and I wish him the best of luck.
Originally Posted by Kiefer
Since Holmqvist himself has denied signing with Frölunda, I'm not sure about this thread.
Odd nobody wanted him and the Stars didn't want him back, as Holmqvist was Tampa's best goalie last year in my opinion. For the most part I guess goalie tandems are set, but this guy should have been able to get a job somewhere in the NHL. I take it he's going to make better money in the SEL?
edit: I guess I should read the thread. I'll wait to see if this news is true.
Not at the age of 31... Holmqvist will not be going back to NHL/AHL now if he actually sign the contract with Frölunda. There is simply too many good young goalies that would be cheaper to bring into the rosters than signing an ageing Swedish goalie.
This was about Ahonen, but much applies to him as well.