I wonder if Brisebois would go all in for this season and do something along the lines of Tyler Johnson and a 2nd for Bobrovsky, even though Bob is a UFA at the end of the season. Bobrovsky wants out of Columbus by several accounts, and this would be his ticket - and he'll be going to a Cup contender. @ Hockey-78 Montoya is solid, BUT the most he's ever played in an NHL season is 31 games. I don't think he's a viable option for the Lightning at this point, unless you're simply going to platoon h
That is interesting about Bobrovsky...however, Tyler Johnson has a NTC, and I can't see him waiving that to leave the Bolts, a Cup hopeful, to Columbus, who may or may not make the playoffs, is not exactly an offensive oriented team (at least, Torts doesn't usually play that way), AND even if the Jackets make it, will they be one n done yet again....
Thing is, Ryan Callahan has a modified NTC...and he was brought up under Tortorella with the Rangers.
Right now, Cally is playing strictly 4th
@TropicalFruitGirl26 ...which would still leave Columbus their own goalie dilemma I described. Your story sounded good though! Could you add a paragraph in which you offer a solution for Kekalainen how to acquire a replacement for Bob and who would that be?
I cannot imagine they do anything like Bobrovsky or Price and I definitely don't see trading major pieces to do it as going all in.
They'll trade for someone as a stop gap. Vasy will likely be back by Christmas or New Year. No sense creating some weird goalie situation when he returns AND blow a hole in your lineup.