Originally posted on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 6/16/12

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Goaltender Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators looks on prior to being replaced in the second period during the NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on November 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings scored four goals against Rinne before he was replaced by back-up goaltender Anders Lindback . The Kings defeated the Predators 4-1. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman was true to his word. Rather than allocate big bucks for a veteran goaltender like Roberto Luongo, he acquired a younger player capable of growing with his team.And rather than pay a big price for a Cory Schneider of the Vancouver Canucks or Jonathan Bernier of the Los Angeles Kings, he got his next goaltender at a more moderate cost.Anders Lindback arrived from Nashville with depth forward Kyle Wilson and a seventh-round pick for two second-round picks in the coming draft (Nos. 37 and 50), a third-round pick in 2013 and the rights to goaltender Sebastien Caron -- who spent the bulk of last season playing Germany.Lindback was stuck behind Predators star Pekka Rinne, one of the top few NHL goaltenders and a real workhorse. Lindback has played just 38 NHL games, but he showed enough in limited duty (16-13-2, 2.53, .914 save percentage) to convince Yzerman than he could graduate into a No. 1 role.“We've watched a lot of his games,” Yzerman told the Tampa Tribune. “He doesn't have a lot of experience, but we like his size, we like his athletic ability and we like his technique. “There are not a lot of options out there to get a goaltender right now. So, we had to step up with something significant to bring him in, and we were prepared to do that.”Veteran Mathieu Garon should offer decent protection behind Lindback and the Lightning may continue developing Dustin Tokarski. Riku Helenius , a first-round pick in 2006, remains on the back burner after spending the last two seasons playing in Europe.
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