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The Islanders goaltending woes appear to be over as the Islanders sign Chad Johnson to a 2yr deal worth $2.6M.  Johnson is expected to back up Halak however I think the Islanders will give him a chance for the starting role.  In 27 games with the Bruins, he had a .925 save percentage and went 17-4-3   -- not too shabby.

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@hf101  We all know Halak is injury prone, I'm thinking the Isles just got a *lot* closer to a playoff spot with a really good young tender to back up Halak. He is capable of stealing that job outright if Halak falters.....at the very least a great one-two punch. It's gonna SUCK playing against the Isles with these tenders...they will steal some points from the Flyers....I guarantee it.

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@hf101  We all know Halak is injury prone, I'm thinking the Isles just got a *lot* closer to a playoff spot with a really good young tender to back up Halak. He is capable of stealing that job outright if Halak falters.....at the very least a great one-two punch. It's gonna SUCK playing against the Isles with these tenders...they will steal some points from the Flyers....I guarantee it.

 

Yeah all my options for a backup to Mason are off the board, and day that use to be exciting for us Flyer fans has been turned into a day of sadness all by a guy who isn't even a Flyer GM anymore.

 

I know he'll never come out and say it but i know that this has to make Hexy a little resentful towards Homer in his first year at the helm instead of him making a decent mark he is just helpless in an arms race....just terrible.

 

I know all the rest of the other 29 teams GMs have to be enjoying watch one of the biggest players in free agency just stand pat and can't do anything.

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  Ya know....to not have cap space to sign a fine young tender like this....that is horrible. To see him to to a direct division rival is even worse. Yep, Mason is the goalie of the future here, but if you sign Chad to a 3 year deal....you leave open the possiblity of someone else wanting to trade for him...a long term injury to Mason, he would have been *perfect* insurance...and lessened the load on Mason keeping him fresh for the playoffs. What a huge error letting the Islanders getting their hands on this kid.

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@OccamsRazor  ha ha...one of my first thoughts when I saw all the crazy deals being handed out was "thank God Homer has no cap space to waste"....then I remembered Hexy was at the helm and moved on to your thoughts....Homer left him with no maneuver room at all....dammit, we could not even sign a quality back up tender.....unreal.

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