Goaltending Dilemma for the Bolts
Currently, the Tampa Bay Lightning find themselves grappling with a goaltending predicament as their mainstay, Andrei Vasilevskiy
, is side-lined due to injury, missing the first dozen-or-so games of the season. The significant reliance on Vasilevskiy puts the team in a tight spot, and now they are scouting for alternatives for the season's commencement.
In light of Vasilevskiy's absence, the team might consider bringing in a new goaltender, and there are two players who seem to be apt replacements within the framework of the organization.
Prospective Replacements for VasilevskiyChris Driedger
of the Seattle Kraken emerges as the first potential candidate. A series of injuries have marred Driedger's career, resulting in him spending a considerable portion of the previous season recuperating. Despite this, his performance metrics are commendable; he boasted a save percentage of .917% and a 2.45 GAA before his injury. Acquiring Driedger would serve as an effective interim solution for the Lightning.
To secure Driedger, a trade would be inevitable. Given that he is currently the third choice for the Kraken, this situation might prompt Seattle to consider a trade.
Another plausible option is Antti Raanta
, presently with Carolina. With the ascent of the young Pyotr Kochetkov
, Raanta's position seems precarious. At 34, Raanta brings extensive experience and solid stats: a .918% save percentage and a 2.43 GAA in 253 career games, making him a valuable candidate to fill Vasilevskiy's shoes.
However, considering the availability of players on waivers, the Lightning might opt to bide their time and acquire one without any assets.
Will the Lightning pull off a goalie deal before opening night?
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