Originally Posted by Essej
I defiantly like the idea of keeping discounted salary platers on D and in net, and keeping the big dollars for the forwards, it's just in this situation I don't see how it fits.
I like Lindback a lot, but I don't know how he will be able to hold up getting significantly more games than he did in Nashville. I also feel like Garon is a solid number two, and should be good if they split the starts evenly, which would of course hurt Lindback's value. If the risk pays off it would be awesome, I just thing there's a bit too much risk here to make it worth while.
If you drop Rinne you might not be able to get him back, if you stand pat for the time being, I feel like Lindback could still be a free agent, giving you time to address the situation during the season. Not sure how long Varlamov will last on free agents though, and he's a guy I'd be much more inclined to pick up.
If Stevie Y is willing to gamble on a franchise goalie by paying 2 2nd rounders and a 3rd rounder, I figure I can, EsseJ - Garon is a solid backup nothing more in that system - Lindback will get lots of work. However, I think you make a very good point here and that is one of timing. Rinne has to have trade value in this league and I suspect the same as you that Lindback will be on the wire still once hockey resumes and probably Vanek for that matter, so sure, hang on to Rinne for now, but dangle him for draft picks or a salary cap fitting upgrade.
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