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by Paul on 06/21/09 at 10:54 AM ET
from Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune,
Josh Harding knows he might not be long for the Wild with starting goalie Niklas Backstrom signed for four more years. And as much as Harding loves Minnesota, he would be perfectly OK with being traded.
“I want to be a No. 1,” said the 25-year-old backup goalie. “You ask anybody that, they want to be a No. 1. I love Minnesota. I love it there. It’s a great organization. That’s why it’s kind of a win-win situation.
“If some team has trust in me that maybe I could be a No.1 goaltender, it would be great for me and my career. I’m behind Backy. Backy was probably one of the top two, three goalies in the league last year. It’s tough to crack that. I think I played well this season and hopefully people recognize that, whether it’s Minnesota or another team.”
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