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Rinne says he’ll ‘be ready for the season, no problem’

Jul 15, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT

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When Pekka Rinne had hip surgery in May, the Nashville Predators said his recovery period would be four months and that their franchise goalie would be “at full strength” for training camp.

A couple of months later and that time frame hasn’t changed, according to Rinne, who made an appearance at Preds development camp on Saturday.

“It’s not only up to me but I’m going to see the doctor who did the surgery on Monday and will know a little bit more,” he said, per Smashville.

“But I’m confident I’ll be ready for the season, no problem.”

Rinne appeared in 43 games for the Preds in 2013, finishing with a modest save percentage of .910.

  1. endusersolutions2013 - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Regarding the “modest save %”, he played 43 games as they had a significant fall-off with their backup. Also their lack of offensive skills/poor puck possession lead to lots of opportunities. So, should be no surprise that playing a lot of high stress games with a lot of time in their end (the were worst in SOG, bottom half on SOG allowed) that he’d progressively wear out. His save % declined over the season. Part of the pressure was with their poor offense, if he allowed more than 1, they’d likely loose, or go to OT and get 1 point.

  2. spitfisher - Jul 15, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    He better be ready at 7 mill per year!

  3. blomfeld - Jul 15, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    DOES ‘MASSIVE’ GOALIE EQUIPMENT = THE BELLY PUTTER ?

    Just look at the size of this nerd’s pads … It’s positively pathetic, not to mention a ‘slap in the face’ to all of the glorious ‘greats’ who heroically trail-blazed before. Jonathan Quick and Martin Brodeur are two ‘excellent’ contemporary examples of players who do the ‘right’ thing by plying their craft the way it was meant to be. I’ve more respect for some kid guarding his street hockey net with a 4×8′ plywood sheet, than I do for these wealthy pansies like Rinne who hide behind a wall of cowardly equipment.

    *** NHL’s Top Goaltenders of all time as per Bloomberg Sports ***

    1) Terry Sawchuk
    2) Jacques Plante
    3) Vladislav Tretiak
    4) Gump Worsley
    5) Bernie Parent

    GO KINGS GO !!! … BACK TO TAKE THE CUP IN 2014 !!!!! :) :) :)

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