The #BPMailbag returns this week as I take advantage of some off time during the All-Star break. Thanks to those who submitted questions.
@BoltProspects handicap these possibilities for back up goalie next season, Vasy, Gudlevskis, veteran free agent on one year deal #BPMailbag
This isn’t as simple as some may think as Vasilevskiy, whom many assume is in line for the backup role next year after Evgeni Nabokov’s contract runs out, needs to get games to maintain positive development.
If a free agent is acquired, it will be a one-year deal leaving the door open for Vasilevskiy/Gudlevskis in 2016-2017. Complicating matters, though, is Vasilevskiy playing himself out of the AHL. It may be a case where he’s too good to keep out of the NHL.