The career of veteran goaltender Tomas Vokoun is much closer to the end than it is to the beginning but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to hang up the pads and call it quits just yet. He’s set to become a free agent this summer and Vokoun is fully committed to playing another season in the NHL.
Vokoun is unlikely to get re-signed by the Pens this summer but that shouldn’t stop him from getting attention on the open market. As we saw earlier in the postseason, it never hurts to have veteran netminding skill at your disposal and Vokoun is an option that teams like the Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks and even teams on the cusp like the Blue Jackets or Ducks might look at to fortify their goalie depth.
I spoke with Tomas Vokoun earlier today and he is 100% committed to playing in the NHL next season.
— Allan Walsh (@walsha) June 10, 2014
The question is where could he land and is he still viewed as starting material. He wasn’t the no. 1 goalie in Pittsburgh, as Marc-Andre Fleury stood tall in that role but Vokoun was needed at times both last season and this season.
While his days in Pittsburgh seem to be over, he’ll land somewhere in the offseason and we haven’t seen the last of Vokoun, who seems to have one more good run left in him. The only questions is where will it occur and for how long will he be able to sustain it?
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