Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:36 AM
Kinkaid has one more year of waiver ineligibility and his SV% in Albany doesn't scream 'ready' - I'd rather get a veteran backup for one year then make a decision on Kinkaid.
I think how Lou handles this will speak volumes as to what he thinks of Kinkaid's NHL future. He made it clear when he dealt a 1st-rounder for Cory that he didn't think Kinkaid or Wedge were the answers, as far as the Devils' #1 goalie of the future goes. If he goes out and gets a backup and signs him to more than one season, then you can probably write off Kinkaid having any future here with the big club (barring injuries to Cory or his backup). If Lou signs a backup to one season, I'm guessing he wants to see what both Kinkaid and Wedge do with Albany. If one or both succeed, then maybe they get a shot in 2015-2016. The more I think about it, the more I hope that Lou goes out and signs a backup, because if Kinkaid got his chance this season and faltered, and Marty was still available...well, you know...
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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
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