My guess is that Boucher is going to play pretty much all the games anyway and they want Backlund to continue adjusting to the NA game in the AHL rather than sit around and act as a doorman for the defensemen.
I would be so happy, obviously. We sure could use a solid netminder.
I am just waiting for Eriksson. The kid sounds legit as hell. Also Im not putting off Riopel yet. He is the youngest goalie in the AHL on an average phantoms team. Theres so long a 19 yr old can stop 35+ shots a game. Also his record shows he sucks in the beginning but then gets used to it and dominates. Hopefully thats the same case. I just hope they dont demote him to the ECHL.
I actually like this move.. Now bring a goal scorer in, and I'm happy with the front office(even if we give up Carter, Coburn, or Hartnell). Although, if they start scoring goals again soon, I won't be bothered anymore (: