Tampa Bay Lightning: Where Roberto Luongo Can Change His Tires

April 24th, 2012 by Andrew Vayo Leave a reply »
The Tampa Bay Lightning sure had their issues in net with Dwayne Roloson following up his remarkable run from 2010-2011 to a performance reflecting that of a 42-year-old goaltender.

Roloson re-signed with the Lightning during the offseason in hopes of making another deep playoff run after coming so close to getting past the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals last year. Unfortunately he was limited to just 40 games and a mediocre 3.66 GAA in a disappointing year for both himself and the Lightning.

The team must address their goaltending woes this offseason. Roloson will most likely retire, and Mathieu Garon is under contract for one more season. Garon, however, is nothing more than a dependable backup NHL goalie.

The franchise also has a few young prospects in the system, including Dustin Tokarski and Jaroslav Janus. Both are 22-years-old and have spent the past three seasons with their AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals.

While they could settle with one of their younger goalies, they have the ability to go for a proven starting goalie. One by the name of Roberto Luongo who is all but out of a job as the Vancouver Ca ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.