Area #1 to address for the Bruins
First of all the Bruins need to target a goalie. You can't expect Tim Thomas to play every game. The games he played you knew the team didn't have a chance to win. There are only a couple of goalies that can play 65 plus games in the NHL and not be burn out. One of them being Martin Brodeur and there is no way the Devils will deal him. I expect the Bruins to go after a goalie. The prized goalie this offseason will be JS Giguere, however he will be asking for a ton of money. He comes with plenty of experence including the MVP of the playoffs, he also put up a 2.26 GAA and a .918 SP with 36-10-8 and 4 SO's this year. After Giguere there is a huge drop in talent which I expect less money to be through at them. A goalie such as Niklas Backstrom who has taken over the reigns in net for Minnesota. Remeber last year it was the great play of Manny Frenandez made DeWayne Roloson expendable. Backstorm this year 23-8-6 with a 1.97 GAA and a .929 SP and 5 SO's. The 29 year olds numbers might be scewed because of the tight defensive style of the Wild. Fallowing Backstorm is a guy who played the majority of the games with the Habs is David Aebischer. The Swiss goalie was splitting time with Cristobal Huet before getting hurt. Aebischer is also 29 went 13-12-3 with a 3.17 GAA and a .900 SP. With the strong play of Huet and Jaroslav Halak; Aebischer will be looking for a new home. Wade Dubielewicz who some of you may not know was going to be Ricky D's backup on Long Island before Garth Snow retired and gave the backup job to his college roomate Mike Dunham. Dubielewicz spent most of the season playing in Bridgeport, Ct for the Soundcats of the AHL this season, going 22-12-5 with 2.69 GAA and .923 SP and 2 SO's. Only getting called up due to DiPietro's concussion. Dubielewicz ended up putting the Islanders on his back and into the playoffs going 4-1 down the strech 2.06 GAA and .934 SP. Dubielewicz also played game one against the Sabers, look for him to have a new address next year; with Ricky D's long contact and Dunham still on the books. LA Kings young goalie Mathieu Garon could be finding a new home. The 29 year old went 13-10-6 with a 2.66 GAA, .907 SP, and 2 SO's. Garon lost alot of ice time with the Kings bringing in Danny Cloutier 24 games and Sean Burke 23 games (also a UFA). Garon went from playing 63 games in the 05-06 season to almost half in 06-07 with 32. Garon also becomes expendable with the great play from the Manchester Monarchs goalie Jason Labarbera who went 39-20-1 with 2.21 GAA, .933 SP, and 7 So's. There are also a handful of veteran goalies out their Sean Burke who may have seen the last of his days. Eddie Belfour who later this week will be 42. Belfour did put up some decent numbers this year 27-17-10, 2.77 GAA, .902 SP. Could help a team out playing limited games (could be ideal for the Bruins if they can't get anyone above). Belfour would also be alot cheaper if the Bruins were to get 2 good forwards. Curtis Joseph better know as Cujo is around I don't expect him to be picked up until training camp or even after that. Jocelyn Thibault will be a UFA but I don't see him leaving Pittsburgh in an ideal situation for him. Good young talent and tutor young goaltender Flurey. Then thier is Kevin Weeks who only played 14 games this season. I'm almost positive the Rangers will let him go and bring in one of their younger goalies to backup Ludquist. Such as Steve Valiquette or Al Montoya. Don't forget the Rangers used it's 6th overall pick in 2004 to take Montoya.