Well I somehow have the feeling that he could be a Lightning soon, I know we all (me included) said we don't need him, but EE said no talks about Miller, no talks about Luongo (I really hope so), and we need another solid goalie.
And Janus decided he will stay in the KHL for one more year: http://www.hcslovan.sk/en/spravy/jan...second-season/
So I start to like the idea to get Bishop, at least he would give us an upgrade over Garon as backup and the chance that one of two goalies pans out is higher than one of one.
For the right price, I would be willing to trade for him.
I think they would want an AHL goalie back, along with a 2nd/ good prospect.
As I am not that sure if Panik will really hit his ceilling, I would be willing to trade Panik and Helenius/Desjardins for him.
But I would prefer to make it Brown and one of the goalies.
And 2nd and one of the goalies would be okay as well for me.
story about Janus is fake.
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RT @lightningtimes: Lightning G prospect Janus says story he is staying in KHL is "made up" http://soa.li/2R1XbhQ
It really did feel made up and forced from the start. I recognize that it's translated, but the language used is pretty hilarious. Like it was specifically to spite Tampa Bay ("valid contract"), which is funny, because Janus is wearing a Lightning mask in the picture.
Maybe we could sign Janus to finish out the season with us. Garon is UFA, so that would give us a Lindback/ Janus tandem next season. The problem with getting a big money goalie for next season is we are nearly at the cap limit for next season already. We have 2.7m left and we still need to sign Gudas, Pouliot, #2 goalie, Aulie. All of our big money players, except Hedman and Purcell, have no trade clauses of some type and Hedman and Purcell have looked like all-stars since Boucher moved out.
We could trade for young Bishop, but is he really better than Janus who has kicked the AHL and KHLs ass the last two seasons, or is it a grass is always greener phenomenon. We could get a great, but old, goalie like Khabibulin. That might make us too nervous though.
Lindback// Janus/Bishop/other trade/Garon/UFA. Tough decision. I, personally, would be OK with Lindback/Janus next season. One of the two should be playing well at any given time, but get a better goalie coach. Maybe Chief is available.