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Alexandar Georgiev is the next Andrei Vasilevskiy

March 25, 2018 at 9:18 am

Yes, here in the U.S. No, not in our nation’s capital.

The 22-year-old rookie for the New York Rangers has impressed many in his shortened season debut. Playing between the pipes for a rebuilding franchise for “meaningless games,” the rookie has an 8-4-3 record, 2.85 GAA and .926 SV %. Yeah, we’re thinking the same thing. Holy shi*t. Henrik Lundqvist 2.0?

Next season, it’s Hank’s net. Georgiev will most likely skate as his backup. Over the last 7 seasons, the future hall of famer has only skated in about 60 games but continues to diminish each year. Whoever his backup is will be in a position to skate in at least 22-25 contests. Does this scenario remind you of another team and goalie situation? The Tampa Bay Lightning in 2017. They had all-star Ben Bishop, and a young rising kid who knew will take over the net sooner than later… and look what happened since. The next could be for the new-look New York Rangers.

This kid looks to be the real deal, and many analysts have been giving him credit while playing overseas as the one who may ultimately take Hank’s thrown. In deep dynasty fantasy leagues where goalies are supreme, these are the times to jump on the next generation’s great talent. Next year may be a transition year for the NYRG goalie situation, but be patient like you did for Vasilevskiy, because the 2020 season will be here sooner than you think. Plan ahead.

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Posted 25 March 2018

Lundqvist has 3 more years on his deal, so somebody is getting traded if they are committed to the rebuilt. Good for this kid getting more time next year if thats the case — but HIGHLYYY doubt it. Wouldnt bank on it. It’s all Lundqvist for the Rangers.

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Posted 25 March 2018

Right call, but one year too early. End of next season or beginning of 2020 season is when you first want to get him. With Hanks 3 years, he is def there next year ,and tBA in 2020 based on how the rebuild goes. If they are a contender, its his net, if not, its the new kid.

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Posted 27 March 2018

thats a streeeeeeeetch

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