In Nashville, adios for Anders Lindback? 

April, 13, 2012
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For teams that need to add a goalie this summer, the best options won't come through unrestricted free agency. It's in the young crop of restricted free agents where the best options reside. That's nothing new. The future of Vancouver's Cory Schneider, Los Angeles' Jonathan Bernier and even Boston's Tuukka Rask have been debated thoroughly. But there's a goalie in Nashville's Anders Lindback who is often left off that list. He shouldn't be.

He's a restricted free-agent goalie who is ready to start. And it's quite possible that of all four of those young options, he's the most likely to be on a new team next season. In fact, it's hard to imagine him in a Predators uniform next year at all -- for a number of reasons.