The Nashville Predators’ goaltenders are tall dudes.
The Preds’ starting netminder Pekka Rinne is 6 foot 5 and is one of the better goaltenders in the league (he is in the top 3 for the Vezina trophy this year). His backup is young up and comer Anders Lindback (some say has amazing upside in the future and could be an excellent starter). Lindback, among the both of them is the tall guy (if you would believe). Standing at 6 foot 6 or 6 foot 7, he is a monster of a man. The Predators have had an embarrassment of riches at the goaltending position.
But the other day…
What does this mean?
For the Tampa Bay Lightning, it means they have very little confidence in the old guy (Dwayne Roloson) so it’s time that they brought in a young tall Swedish dude to play between the pipes. And even if, for next season, he’s going to be Roli’s backup, you’ll be sure he’ll get more starts next year. This is because Roli’s is really old and won’t be able to play as much. The least that can be said is that Lindback has a chance to win the starting job in Tampa.
For Lindback, it hasn’t been fair for the guy because for the past few years, lots of experts have touted him highly but he never really gets to play. In a league where a backup gets 15-20 starts a year, he only had 10 (I guess it’s because Rinne’s kind of a workhorse for the Preds). At least Lindback’s going to get his chance to earn a reputation. YOu gotta be happy for him in that respect.