With Ilya Bryzgalov set as the number one in Phoenix, Mikael Tellqvist will fill the backup role once again. Tellqvist has a very good and positive attitude about being the designated backup. He played some strong games last year, so he may even find himself with a few extra starts.
"You always want what's best for you and your teammates. You want to get off to a good start. You have to win some games, and that will be important for the confidence of a young team. It's going to be fun, and I'm excited to get going." Tellqvist said.