The General Manager Corner: Free Agent Goalies

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Apr 28, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets fans react after their team

Apr 28, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets fans react after their team

After an exhilarating playoffs, general managers have their checkbooks ready and are preparing to throw themselves into the free agent pool.  While general managers get ready for the crazy shopping season, we are going to put our general manager hat and make some educated guesses as to where the big ticket guys end up.

Over the next two weeks we are going to break down the best available free agents by position. While a majority of these players will be overpaid and have their fan bases calling for their heads by Christmas, at least they’ll give their new team a shot at the “July Cup.”

We are going to start with the goalies. Overall the list is unimpressive and there only appears to be two goalies with the chance to start the season as their team’s number one.  But there are some strong backup options available for the signing. So without further ado:

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Tags: Calgary Flames Evgeni Nabokov Jonas Hiller Martin Brodeur NHL Free Agency Ryan Miller San Jose Sharks Thomas Greiss Washington Capitals

  • DashingDave314

    Don’t think the Capitals will be interested in Hiller. GM Brian MacLellan has recently stated that he wants a veteran backup to Holtby. Considering their cap situation, they probably don’t want to invest a ton of money into a backup goalie.

    I think Greiss would be a good fit though. Plus, the Capitals will have a monopoly on German goalies once Grubauer comes up!

  • MH

    Maybe it’s me but I just don’t love Holtby’s game. I think he and the team took a step back this season and they could use a legitimate number 1 to carry the load. I think Hiller is underrated and would come relatively cheap. We’ll see though.

    Thanks for reading and your comments. It’s very much appreciated.

  • Pridenpoise

    Montreals got their backup, he played like a champ in the Ranger series.

  • MH

    I like Tokarski. But I wonder if he’s better suited to be playing full time in the minors or even if they could use him as trade bait to fill another hole.