Winnipeg Jets: Five Candidates For No. 2 Goaltender Position

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Apr 17, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ray Emery (29) makes a save against the New York Rangers during the second period in game one of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 17, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ray Emery (29) makes a save against the New York Rangers during the second period in game one of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

 

#4: Ray Emery

Emery was brought in from the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks in the off-season, hoping to solidify the Philadelphia Flyers’ net with a veteran mind. Emery couldn’t find his groove behind a far less experienced defense, and eventually made way to Steve Mason, becoming the club’s back-up. As he’s set to hit the Free Agent market this summer, Emery’s so-so play in 2013-14 could be a bonus for teams like the Jets, who are in the same position the Flyers were one season ago. His 1,650,000 salary won’t be seeing a raise in the coming season, and another one-year contract (his sixth straight) could be a possibility again. He is not a spring chicken by any standards at age 31, but he brings the experience of multiple Playoff appearances and a Stanley Cup win to the net, something the Jets currently don’t have

Probability: 4/10

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