Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pekka Rinne

Sent: 11/23/10
Received: 12/13/10
Time: 20 Days
Address: c/o Nashville Predators
Item Sent: 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro, 2009-10 Upper Deck
Item Received: 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro, 2009-10 Upper Deck.  Both signed in blue Sharpie.

I firmly believe that Pekka Rinne is one of the finest goaltenders in the NHL.  He spent the previous two seasons platooning with Dan Ellis, in relative obscurity for an underrated Predators club.  Ellis left for Tampa Bay this past offseason, finally making it Rinne's undisputed job.  Then Pekka got hurt.  Rookie Anders Lindback has been outstanding in Rinne's absence.  Still, I can't help but feel that if Nashville is ever able to make a playoff run, it'll be behind Pekka Rinne.

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