Posts tagged "Cristobal Huet"

Niemi, Huet face tragic balcony scene Friday at Blackhawks convention

Niemi, Huet face tragic balcony scene Friday at Blackhawks convention
I’m flipping through my Emily Post etiquette book and I can’t find it anywhere. What exactly is the proper response for Antti Niemi to take if he has one foot inside this Blackhawks’ house and one foot out the door? Techincally, he might still be a Blackhawk. Realistically, if speculation holds true, he may not... Read more »

Niemi's agent prefers "negotiated settlement" to arbitration--and talks "trade"

Bill Zito, Antti Niemi’s agent, said on The Score (AM-670) Wednesday morning that he preferred not going to an arbitration hearing July 29 with the Blackhawks. “I always think a negotiated settlement is best,” Zito told morning hosts Mike Mulligan and Brian Hanley. “We have a pretty good case, but there is always a risk.... Read more »

Niemi gets little love as Blackhawks debate his net worth to a championship

I’m bored. Aren’t you? I guess there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues. I see where GM Stan Bowman is still supposedly ferociously wheeling-and-dealing in the Blackhawks front office and I can’t stop myself from stifling a yawn. He is no Patrick Kane when it comes to holding a guy’s attention. He reminds me... Read more »

Survey says--Niemi should settle for 4 years, $12 million with Blackhawks

In 2005, Nikolai Khabibulin signed with the Blackhawks for four years, $27 million. That was after he played in 55 regular-season games for Tampa Bay and went 28-19-7 with three shutouts, a .233 GAA and a .910 save percentage. He followed that with a 16-7 playoff record, including five shutouts, a 1.71 GAA and a... Read more »

Millions of reasons why Hossa, Campbell should be celebrated on their July 1 anniversaries

Forgive me if I go out Thursday and purchase a Mercedes, a Porsche and a Smart Fortwo Pure. Just my way of celebrating the Stanley Cup championship by remembering the first day of July from 2008 and 2009, when the Blackhawks spent $142 million to buy an offensive defenseman, a defensive scorer and a goalie... Read more »

Just an impatient waiting game for Blackhawks fans seeking answers

I’m waiting to hear if goaltender Antti Niemi has signed a 12-year, $63 million  contract with the Blackhawks. I’m waiting to hear if Cristobal Huet has been exiled to Siberia, or at least to  some faraway land anywhere his contract can be transferred, frozen and taken off  Chicago’s almost cooked books. I’m waiting to hear... Read more »

Sharp, Byfuglien won't be traded as Blackhawks start to play money ball

Patrick Sharp is too valuable to trade. There, I said it. Sharp will be back with the Blackhawks for 2010-11. My son, Mark, may give me a lively argument. He has traded Sharp before. Maybe I did, too. Can’t remember all my past landmark deals that fell through. I know Sharp is back as the... Read more »

Niemi says "no" to Chicago? His agent raises that question while seeking long-term deal

The celebration continues. From what I read, the Blackhawks victory tour rolls on with glad tidings still in full roar to The Tonight Show Monday night, which will be their second appearance of the season with Jay Leno. Showboats R Us. The more they bathe in the glory, the more opponents steel their plans to... Read more »

For Niemi, Keith, Blackhawks and a Stanley Cup, it's all about timing

Cristobal Huet allowed 14 goals in the last three games of his regular season in March–maybe the last three starts of his Blackhawks career. He was burnt toast. No amount of butter could salve the cinders we all tasted at his last scupper as his prominence sluiced down the drain. Antti Niemi has been penetrated... Read more »

Quenneville's accolades are lost in a season of high expectations

Why is it that surpassing low expectations is valued more than fulfilling high expectations? Because that has to be the reason Joe Sacco of the Colorado Avalanche, Dave Tippett of the Phoenix Coyotes and Barry Trotz of the Nashville Predators were nominated for the NHL’s Jack Adams Award over Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks. ... Read more »