Martin Biron Having Bounce-Back Season As Ranger Backup

February 8th, 2011 by Matthew Calamia Leave a reply »
Last season may be one that goaltender Martin Biron would like to forget. His only season on Long Island playing for the lack-luster New York Islanders was shrouded in goalie controversy. Right from training camp, it was a three-way battle for the starting job between Rick DiPietro, Dwayne Roloson and himself. Once DiPietro succumbed to what seems like his annual season-ending injury, it was a two man race.

That race was ultimately won by Roloson, who had a great season with the Islanders even as he pushed 40 years old. Biron was relegated to backup and just never seemed to find his rhythm, finishing the year with a 9-14-4 record.

Fast-forward to July 1 and the start of free agency. The Rangers, in desperate need of a backup goaltender to rid Henrik Lundqvist of starting 70-plus games every year, ink Biron to a two-year deal to become the backup goaltender.

Since then, Biron, a former first-round pick, has shined in his role as The King's backup. Aside from one game in October against the Atlanta Thrashers, Biron has given the Rangers a chance to win every time he takes his place between the pipes.

In his 16 starts this season, he has ...

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