The Stars on Tuesday announced the signing of both Matt Climie and Brent Krahn to one-year, two-way contracts.
That's surprising to many because Richard Bachman alreadly is under contract, so there's some thought that one of these guys will be the NHL backup next season. I don't think that's the plan.
I think what the Stars are planning to do is use two of these goalies on their AHL team in the Austin area and one with the Idaho Steelheads in the ECHL. Bachman needs to be playing no matter where he is, so if he does not win the AHL No. 1 job, he will probably become the No. 1 in Idaho.
I still believe the Stars are looking for an NHL backup, and their first plan right now is winning the recruiting war for Swedish goalie Jonas Gustavsson. If they don't, my guess is they will go after a veteran NHL backup.
The other three goalies under contract will then battle for position in the minors.