Teams looking for goaltending should contact Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi ASAP.
The Kings signed starting goaltender Jonathan Quick to a 10-year contract worth $58 million. That offers Quick epic security and it gives the Kings some cap flexibility with a moderate annual hit.
That is a win-win deal for the team that just won the Stanley Cup and the player that led that charge.
That deal also makes back-up Jonathan Bernier very, very available. Many teams view Bernier as a potential starter.
Just as Nashville unloaded back-up Anders Lindback -- who is trapped behind Pekka Rinne -- the Kings will free up Bernier when the right offer comes along.
Quick's deal could set future parameters for Tuukka Rusk, who agreed to a one-year deal in Boston. A big 2012-13 would give him a chance to sign with the Celtics for the long haul.