Where will Tellqvist go?

Tellqvist remains a quesion mark in Toronto. If he plays in the AHL, he may take up ice time that Pogge, needs to progress. On the other hand the leafs may find themselves in a bad position if either Aubin or Raycroft gets injured, as Pogge is not NHL ready. He could back up Pogge in the AHL or split the starting job, but I doubt that Tellqvist would like that.

Looking at NHL goaltenders…

goalies that are moving:







Teams actively searching for Goalies:



St. Louis

San Jose



Now, Anaheim, Buffalo, San Jose will need backups once they’ve traded away their goalies. If we take those players and teams out of the mix (as those trades will likely include a goalie for a goalie) there are 3 teams and 3 goalies

Signing rumors:

Florida – Belfour

Detroit – Hasek

St. Louis – Legace

That leaves:

New York Islanders



– these teams need a backup goalie.

I predict that Tellqvist will go to one of these teams for a 3rd or 4th round pick

7 Responses to Where will Tellqvist go?

  1. lukeleim says:

    it’d be nice if tellqvist could score an average prospect or package someone else in there and get something young and valuable.

  2. odie says:

    we wond get over a 3rd rounder or an aging prospect for him..us toronto fans are known for overestimating a player untill he is guna be traded

  3. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    Tellqvist is neither young nor valuable so the likelyhood of getting that is slim.

  4. the_word says:

    Toronto for some reason usually gets looted on trades. Telly is a good and young tender. He’s a great backup. He played solid all year, the exception being two games in Montreal (they unfortunately seeled his fate). He’s also cheap and eager to prove himself. He’d get value at the deadline for a team looking to pickup some goaltending depth, but their is no market for him right now.

  5. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    that makes sense

  6. JU2912 says:

    Columbus doesn’t need a back-up goalie. They have Ty Conklin and Pascal Leclaire.

  7. Wisey says:

    I’m guessing Telly will go to the Isles. Hopefully they’ll do something dumb and trade us Blake and a first round pick for Tellqvist of something like that. 😀

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