Ben Bishop should be able to secure a multiyear deal over the $6 million threshold.

After the 2016-17 season, some good goalies will be up for raises. Ben Bishop and Steve Mason, aces for Tampa Bay and Philadelphia, will be unrestricted. Based on their performance, age, and comparables, Bishop and Mason will be well within their rights to ask for multiyear deals over the $6 million threshold. Bishop helped backstop the Lightning to the Stanley Cup Final. Mason is coming off a very good season for a not-so-good Flyers team.

The volatility of the position, however, might be enough for GMs Steve Yzerman and Ron Hextall to apply their money elsewhere.

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