Anders Lindback is viewed as something of a savior in Tampa.
The Lightning were one of the top stories in the league in 2010-11 when they got to the Eastern Conference Finals, thanks to the explosive scoring and all-around play of Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier.
But they also got surprisingly good goaltending from Dwayne Roloson and Mike Smith that year. Roloson is now retired and Smith is currently in Phoenix.
The Lightning fell backwards last year and did not even make the playoffs. So, this summer, they acquired the 6'6" Lindback from the Nashville Predators for two prospects and a draft choice in order to solidify their play in the net.
Lindback played 38 games in two seasons with the Preds and is viewed as a solid performer.
"He's relatively inexperienced, but we think he has tremendous potential," general manager Steve Yzerman told USA Today. "We gave up a significant amount to get him, but there weren't a lot of options, so we paid a hefty price, but we thought the return was worth it. We feel he's ready, and in talking to him, he is excited about the opportunity to take on more."
However, he is unproven as a No. 1 goalie and must step up and help the Lightning become a playoff team once again.