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Biron Back With the Blueshirts

The New York Rangers made a smart move by re-signing their backup netminder Martin Biron to a 2-year deal.

Larry Brooks ‏@NYP_Brooksie
NYR have completed vital bit of business. Post has learned that Biron has re-upped for 2 years, $2.6 total.

There is no doubt that Biron has been a valuable asset to the Blueshirts since joining the team in the 2010-11 season. Biron has showed the team and its brass that he can be relied on to provide starter Henrik Lundqvist with relief, can win some hockey games and be a great supporting guy to both Lundqvist and the rest of the Rangers’ hockey club.

In 21 games this past season, Biron went 12-6-2 with a 2.46 goals against average, a .904 save percentage and 2 shutouts. While he did allow some questionable goals this season, those numbers are good enough to make him one of the best backup goaltenders in the NHL.

What are your thoughts?

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K24's avatar

He seems to be a great team guy, he plays his role well and is a good complement to Hank. I’m happy they kept him.

Posted by K24 from NYC on 06/29/12 at 10:45 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

It’s pretty nice when a former-starter fully embraces the back-up role; he’s as good as anyone for them and stable.  Surprisingly stingy though.  Cap team I guess.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 06/30/12 at 03:59 AM ET

K24's avatar

His last contract had a cap hit of $875,000, so this is a nice raise for him.

Posted by K24 from NYC on 06/30/12 at 11:30 AM ET

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He’s a great team guy. good for him.

Posted by 13 user names on 06/30/12 at 03:05 PM ET

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