Originally Posted by RoethlisBURGHer
Oh,I didn't even realize his contract was up at the end of the year.I hope nobody wants him so he just stays in Da Burgh...but I don't see that happening with how he has played this year.
Looking around the league, there really aren't a whole lot of starting jobs that would be open after this season. Even the bad teams like Phoenix, Columbus and Philadelphia have found solutions in goal, though Phoenix is iffy. Plus, he will have to compete with Evgeni Nabokov, who will almost surely be traded by the Sharks since Vesa Toskala has emerged as the #1 and Nabokov is making a lot of money, money they can then use to try to re-sign Patrick Marleau. The only places he might have a shot would be Los Angeles, Phoenix, Detroit (depending on what Hasek does and if they enter the Nabokov sweepstakes), Florida (if Belfour retires - they are not real high on Alex Auld) and maybe Tampa Bay (I don't think they're sold on Johan Holmqvist or Marc Denis).