Sunday, June 17, 2012

Wherein I pat myself on the back for my prescience

The Lightning finally acquired a potential number one goalie as GM Steve Yzerman packaged three draft picks and one of our own underperforming goalies and sent them to Nashville for 6ft 6in goalie Anders Lindback.

Lindback had an impressive 2.42 GAA and a .912 save percentage in 16 games last season.  His win/loss totals were not jaw dropping, but he showed flashes of impressive ability that made Stevie Y think he might finally be the guy to get the Bolts back to the playoffs.

Not to be too haughty about all this, but this humble blog previously suggested that the Yzerman was stockpiling first round draft picks for just this reason.  Yzerman was lusting after the Canuck's Cory Schneider but he was pretty much unavailable now.  This looks to be the best deal out there without the Bolts going all Steinbrenner and just shoveling money at someone.


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