Posts in category "Antti Niemi"

Niemi expected to return as a Blackhawk with $2.75 million salary

  In a summer of losses, the Chicago Blackhawks skated away with a minor victory during convention weekend after an arbitrator reportedly awarded goaltender Antti Niemi a one-year salary of $2.75 million.  The Hawks championship netminder was seeking in excess of $3 million after an NHL rookie campaign that ended with the Finn hoisting the Stanley... Read more »

Blackhawks continue to win ugly, beating Atlanta 5-4 in shootout

Blackhawks broadcaster Pat Foley was so unfamiliar with Andy Niemi starting in goal for a third straight game, he mentioned three times within a couple minutes that it was Cristobal Huet holding the fort in the first period Saturday night against Atlanta at United Center. So what we learned was that it matters not whether it’s Huet or... Read more »

Handy Andy ready to back up Huet--and replace him if needed

Before too long, I believe we simply will be calling him Handy Andy.Finland’s Andrew Niemi seems to have a head lock on winning the backup position in goal for the Blackhawks. You might know him as Antti, but I’m more comfortable with Huckleberry Finn or Mickey Finn, the Chicago bartender who invented knockout drops and... Read more »