From Bob Stauffer of the Edmonton Sun:
This past week Marian Hossa's agent Ritch Winter made an interesting comment regarding a factor in the decision-making process for Hossa when he was in free agency.
Winter inferred that when it came to evaluating the Edmonton Oilers, a concern that the Hossa camp had was goaltending.
I do not share those same concerns.
In fact it is my belief that Oilers general manager Kevin Lowe should strike quickly and sign Mathieu Garon to a long-term deal.
Garon was one of the top free-agent buys in the 2007 off-season.
Read the entire article here.
Garon far exceeded expectations last season, but he hasn't proven he can be a number one netminder over the years. I think Kevin Lowe is handling this situation perfectly by letting Garon play out the final season on his contract. The Oilers probably want to watch Garon play at a high level for one more season before re-upping him for a couple more years.