Question: You think it’s smart to stick with the same two goalies? Or is Jim Nill just saying what’s politically correct?
Heika: I think he believes it’s smart to use both goalies during the regular season and keep his eyes open for a good deal.
If expansion occurs next summer, the goalie market will be dynamic before next March. Nill knows that he has to make just one deal, but that it has to be the right one.
I think he will be looking for the perfect deal to fix his goaltending.
Along with identifying potential offseason targets, Heika also addressed the recent signing of Landon Bow.
Question: Hi Mike, what do you know about this goalie prospect Landon Bow? Is this a guy that will compete for a spot in the AHL in a year or so?
Heika: Its’ a great question. On the surface, a 20-year-old free agent jumping in out of major junior seems destined for the ECHL. But I think Bow has a chance to battle Desrosiers and Lagace for the top spot in the AHL. He is on a very nice – albeit brief – run.
See the other answers Heika has for you at the link. [SportsDayDFW]
Here’s the late third-period goal from Eric Fehr that pushed the game out of reach for San Jose.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 7, 2016
Get to know Joe Thornton before he became Jumbo Joe.
— Sal J. Barry (@PuckJunk) June 6, 2016
The next step toward Las Vegas landing an expansion team could happen today. [Las Vegas Review Journal]
Metallica stopped by the Shark Tank last night to get things going.
— #StanleyCup Final (@NHL) June 7, 2016
And finally, Jaromir Jagr is hard at work this offseason.