The Elbow staff
DALLAS, TX – After officially signing Ben Bishop to a six-year, $29.5 million contract on Friday, Stars GM Jim Nill announced that he has ramped up the search for a fourth-string goaltender who can back up the backup's backup next season.
Netminders Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi struggled this season with the stress of not having enough insurance behind them. Nill said his number one goal this summer is shoring up the crease.
"We're pleased to announce the addition of Ben to our goaltending squad," Nill told assembled media. "He's going to be a key cog in the rotation, and should play a solid 15-20 games serving as the backup to whoever wins the backup job out of training camp."
"We think that by adding one more veteran goaltender, we'll be able to go into next season with some faith that one of those guys will be able to string a few wins together."
At press time, Nill said that he was happy with his defence and didn't plan to add any blue liners over the summer.