The Anaheim Ducks have two goaltenders that will likely assert themselves as starters and cost the organization a mere $1.871-million next season.
Former starter Jonas Hiller is all but convinced he'll be leaving Anaheim as a free agent this summer. He revealed he had discussions with the organization about an extension during his 14-game winning streak stretching from December to January.
"I thought I might be here for a while," he told reporters. Everything changed, though, as a streaky Hiller took to the net from there on out and was replaced by both Frederik Andersen and John Gibson.
"After the [trade] deadline, I felt like I wasn't really trusted."
Hiller represented Switzerland at the Olympics in Sochi and came back tired. Like every NHL player who went to Russia to represent their country, the season became much longer.
General manager Bob Murray told reporters, "We should have been smarter," when throwing Hiller back into action instead of giving him a much needed rest.
Hiller is coming off a four-year, $18-million contract. He finished the season with a record of 29-13-7 and a .911 save percentage.
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