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Minnesota re-signs Josh Harding

Minnesota re-signed RFA backup goalie Josh Harding to a 1-year $1.2M contract today.  Goaltenders just keep getting cheaper and cheaper - Harding had the best numbers among goaltenders looking for a new contract this offseason.  In fact, he has some of the best recent numbers in the league.  Period.

Here's the bottom line: it's nearly impossible to evaluate goaltenders correctly in a small number of games.  So there are lots of goaltenders floating around out there who are just as good as the starters for 20-25 teams.  Long-term contracts and high salaries just don't make a whole lot of sense when there's oversupply.  We should expect to see depressed goaltender salaries for quite a while as teams punt guys who aren't worth the money.