NHL Free Agency: Boom or Bust for Each Goaltender on a New Team in 2013

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NHL Free Agency: Boom or Bust for Each Goaltender on a New Team in 2013
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Jonas Gustavsson leaves Toronto to join the Detroit Red Wings and back up Jimmy Howard.

Goaltenders are a polarizing group—play well and fans love you, play poorly and they don’t. The big-name goaltenders didn’t go anywhere, but there are a few looking to take advantage of a new opportunity and bring their team to a new level. 

This upcoming season there will be two goaltenders that should mind the nets for their new clubs—Anders Lindback for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Sergei Bobrovsky for the Columbus Blue Jackets. 

The rest of the goalies on different teams should be role players—but don’t discount their importance. 

Here’s a look at the goaltenders in new places for 2012-13, the highly-touted draft picks and a “boom-or-bust” prediction as they take their talents to another hockey place.  

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