HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk
Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk Trade rumors, transactions, and free agent talk. Rumors must contain the word RUMOR in post title. Proposals must contain the word PROPOSAL in post title.

Nashville in the Market for a Back-Up Goalie

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
06-17-2013, 04:37 PM
  #1
caley
Moderator
 
caley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 7,581
vCash: 500
Nashville in the Market for a Back-Up Goalie

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20...kup-goaltender

Quote:
The Predators “might, maybe and in all probability will be looking to see what’s available” among backup goaltenders when free agency begins July 5, Poile said. The decision has been relayed to Chris Mason, who backed up Pekka Rinne last season.
Quote:
The Predators could also look within their own system to 22-year-old Magnus Hellberg...“That’s another thing we’re talking about within our organization too, is whether he’s had enough experience yet,” Poile said. “I think our druthers would be to see him play another full year down there (in Milwaukee) in terms of his development.”
It's been expected for a while (After Chris Mason had a brutal season), but it's nice to see confirmation that Nashville is looking elsewhere. The article paints Dan Ellis as a likely target, as he has a Predator history (Like Mason did) and played quite well in relief of injured Cam Ward this past season. It was expected that Carolina was going to re-sign Ellis but GM Jim Rutherford recently said all Carolina UFAs would likely go to market unsigned.

__________________
Dan O'Toole: "So if I have this right, only acceptable goal celebration in NHL is to put hands at your sides and then feel shame."
caley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 04:40 PM
  #2
oconnor9sean
Registered User
 
oconnor9sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 2,282
vCash: 500
Richard Bachman (DAL) for a pick

Two seasons as Dallas' backup. He performed well in 2012, not as good in 2013, still, a cheap serviceable backup that Dallas would be looking to trade with the emergence of other options.

oconnor9sean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 04:43 PM
  #3
Predsrule
Registered User
 
Predsrule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,144
vCash: 500
We won't move any assets for one.. Few ok ones ufa this year and we don't need a great one seems who our number 1 is

Predsrule is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 04:46 PM
  #4
TheJuxtaposer
#healBurish
 
TheJuxtaposer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 23,773
vCash: 567
Thomas Greiss should get some interest. I think he's pretty much guaranteed to leave the Sharks via UFA and he's a pretty good backup.

TheJuxtaposer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 04:47 PM
  #5
cheks
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 15
vCash: 500
To Toronto :

Paul Gaustad
2nd 2013
4th 2014

To Nashville:

Mikhail Grabovski
Ben Scrivens

cheks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 04:49 PM
  #6
Boom Boom Anton
Registered User
 
Boom Boom Anton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 8,204
vCash: 500
Justin Peters for a 7th round pick.

Boom Boom Anton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 04:50 PM
  #7
Predsrule
Registered User
 
Predsrule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,144
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer View Post
Thomas Greiss should get some interest. I think he's pretty much guaranteed to leave the Sharks via UFA and he's a pretty good backup.
Greiss is someone I've talked about picking up and is def near the top o the list of g is like to go after.

Predsrule is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 04:50 PM
  #8
stayinalive
Registered User
 
stayinalive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Bielefeld
Country: Germany
Posts: 1,149
vCash: 1078
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer View Post
Thomas Greiss should get some interest. I think he's pretty much guaranteed to leave the Sharks via UFA and he's a pretty good backup.
he will not sign to be a back up behind Rinne. He will go somewhere were he can get more playing time.

stayinalive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 04:51 PM
  #9
BigDaddyLurch
of the Clan MacPRICE
 
BigDaddyLurch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Exiled from Reality
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,606
vCash: 500
I hear Brysgalov's gonna be available soon...

BigDaddyLurch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 04:55 PM
  #10
Mustard
Registered User
 
Mustard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Country: United States
Posts: 85
vCash: 500
Nashville won't trade for a goalie. We'll be looking for an adequate backup who will come cheap for one or two years, when Hellberg will be ready for the job. Honestly, if anything happens to Rinne injury wise for longer than a game or two, unless the backup is playing lights out, I personally believe Hellberg will become the interim starter in a 75/25% starting role until Pekka gets back. The organization seems very high on this kid, and he seems ready, yet could use controlled development.

Mustard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 04:55 PM
  #11
Bryz4shiz
Registered User
 
Bryz4shiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Southie
Posts: 2,743
vCash: 500
Bryz for futures

Bryz4shiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 05:04 PM
  #12
DuckEatinShark
GET ALL THE PPs!!!!
 
DuckEatinShark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Jose
Posts: 5,289
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by stayinalive View Post
he will not sign to be a back up behind Rinne. He will go somewhere were he can get more playing time.
That's true. The main reason Greiss is leaving SJ is to get more playing time. He won't get it with Rinne there.

I'm guessing Nashville is looking for one of those aging, journeyman goalies like Ray Emery or something. If not, they'll just call someone up from their farm.

DuckEatinShark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 05:05 PM
  #13
HarrisonFord
LA Kings Bandwagon
 
HarrisonFord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 7,845
vCash: 500
Scrivens for a 3rd

HarrisonFord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 05:15 PM
  #14
Laus723
Future Now
 
Laus723's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Country: United States
Posts: 26,641
vCash: 500
Clemmensen

__________________
So you're saying there's a chance!
Laus723 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 05:16 PM
  #15
Sloth Slothersons*
They cut my beard
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Planet Earth
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,219
vCash: 500
Is Lindback available?

Sloth Slothersons* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 05:24 PM
  #16
N o o d l e s
Registered User
 
N o o d l e s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: MA
Country: United States
Posts: 3,868
vCash: 500
Rights to Khudobin?

N o o d l e s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 05:27 PM
  #17
Vipers31
Moderator
Advanced Stagnostic
 
Vipers31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bergisch Gladbach
Country: Germany
Posts: 10,067
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by stayinalive View Post
he will not sign to be a back up behind Rinne. He will go somewhere were he can get more playing time.
I would wish him the best of luck in that, but I'm not sure he'll have a bunch of offers to choose from where he can count on more playing time. There's a bunch of openings this summer, but also a lot of goalies on the move. If he's lucky maybe he ends up as a 1b in Phoenix. But he'll probably have to be very patient after free agency begins and wait until some other things fall into their places.

Vipers31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 05:30 PM
  #18
TheJuxtaposer
#healBurish
 
TheJuxtaposer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 23,773
vCash: 567
Eh, I think Winnipeg might be a good landing spot for Greiss. He could challenge Pavelec for the starting job.

TheJuxtaposer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 05:32 PM
  #19
Top 6 Spaling
Registered User
 
Top 6 Spaling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Smashville
Country: United States
Posts: 9,347
vCash: 500
We'll just sign a UFA, no reason to give up assets for one, unless it's a worthless throw-in involved in another deal. Ellis is a good option.


Last edited by Top 6 Spaling: 06-17-2013 at 05:46 PM.
Top 6 Spaling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 05:33 PM
  #20
CB Joe
Registered User
 
CB Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,018
vCash: 496
There's no real reason for Nashville to trade for a backup. There should be a few options available on the free agent market this offseason.

CB Joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 05:33 PM
  #21
Vipers31
Moderator
Advanced Stagnostic
 
Vipers31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bergisch Gladbach
Country: Germany
Posts: 10,067
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer View Post
Eh, I think Winnipeg might be a good landing spot for Greiss. He could challenge Pavelec for the starting job.
True. That would be a very good fit, as well, for him and for the Jets.

Vipers31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 05:34 PM
  #22
TylerSVT*
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Calgary
Posts: 3,378
vCash: 1303
Jake Allen from St. Louis would be a good fit.

TylerSVT* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 05:36 PM
  #23
Vipers31
Moderator
Advanced Stagnostic
 
Vipers31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bergisch Gladbach
Country: Germany
Posts: 10,067
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by TylerSVT View Post
Jake Allen from St. Louis would be a good fit.
You must be joking. Why would he be available? And why would they give up a great asset to pry away a highly talented young goaltender to warm the bench most of the year behind a workhorse in Rinne? Pretty absurd. All they need and likely want is a capable backup. Allen's certainly more than that, and comes at the fitting price. If he would come, at all, which he probably won't, as he should be the last goalie the Blues consider to trade.

Vipers31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 05:38 PM
  #24
DuckEatinShark
GET ALL THE PPs!!!!
 
DuckEatinShark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Jose
Posts: 5,289
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer View Post
Eh, I think Winnipeg might be a good landing spot for Greiss. He could challenge Pavelec for the starting job.
I also think Minny would be good for him too. I have a feeling Backstrom won't be re-signed at $6 mil AAV so he and Harding could compete for the job.

DuckEatinShark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2013, 05:40 PM
  #25
Vipers31
Moderator
Advanced Stagnostic
 
Vipers31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bergisch Gladbach
Country: Germany
Posts: 10,067
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckEatinShark View Post
I also think Minny would be good for him too. I have a feeling Backstrom won't be re-signed at $6 mil AAV so he and Harding could compete for the job.
I think they have too much faith in Kuemper to bring in Greiss. Maybe as insurance in case Harding's medical condition becomes more of an issue, but I don't see them as one of the more likely candidates.

Vipers31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:54 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.