Predators ship out goalie

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    Brent Johnson who was aquired in the trade that sent veteran starting goalie Curtis Joseph to Colorado is on the move again. Johnson was slated to be the new starter for a rebuilding franchise but soon lost his job to Mathieu Garon. Both goalies shared duties so far in the season with Garon winning 7 games compared to Johnsons 2. These stats convinced GM Tony Kapfenberger that Johnson was expendable.

    "Brent did not feel comfortable here. The team did now win with him in goal, so he did not get not enough time to prove himself. We have some great youngsters in the system who are close to contribute so we felt we can ship him out. Fortunately the Flyers were looking for a backup goalie so we were able to trade Brent to a Playoff contender." Kapfenberger said.

    Nashville got veteran backup Arturs Irbe, prospect defenseman Mark Fraser, a 4th round pick in the upcoming draft as well as a 3rd round pick in next years draft. "Philadelphia offered a great package that made it even easier to let Brent go. Irbe is an expierienced backup and Mark Fraser adds quality to an already deep defensive core."

    "We will look to improve our goaltending with a short term solution for this season. Mathieu has done a good job, but we need to give him time to rest and Irbe will be injured for longer time. So we are looking for another goalie to improve our situation in the crease."
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