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:

Nabokov/Toskala

Biron

Belfour

Giguere

Hasek

Legace

Teams actively searching for Goalies:

Buffalo

Florida

St. Louis

San Jose

Detroit

Anaheim

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

Dallas

Columbus

- these teams need a backup goalie.

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