Posts tagged "antti niemi"

NHL 2011-12 Preview: Ranking Western Conference Goalies

NHL 2011-12 Preview: Ranking Western Conference Goalies
After breaking downthe depth on the blue line throughout the Western Conference, and examining the wild summer of forward movement throughout the league, it’s now time that we look at the men between the pipes in West. While the movement here wasn’t as crazy as it was in front of these guys, wins and losses... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Season Preview: Goalies

Chicago Blackhawks Season Preview: Goalies
This is the fourth part of our preseason series looking at the Blackhawks’ roster heading into training camp in 2010. In the first part, we focused on the centers on the roster. Next, we looked at the wings. In the third installment, we investigated the blue line. Now, let’s finish by looking between the pipes at the... Read more »

Blackhawks Summer Recap: Exodus With A Purpose

Blackhawks Summer Recap: Exodus With A Purpose
After all of the player movement this summer, it’s hard to remember who went where and for what, so here is a consolidated recap of the Blackhawks summer transactions. June 18: Sign center prospect Marcus Krüger to a three-year, entry-level contract. June 23: Hawks trade Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager and Brent Sopel to the Atlanta... Read more »
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The Blackhawks Made the Right Choice Between Niemi and Hjalmarsson

For at least the next few months, there will be parts of the Blackhawks fan base that argue about whether or not the Hawks made the right decision when they countered San Jose’s offer sheet for Niklas Hjalmarsson, ultimately costing the team goalie Antti Niemi. The Sharks made a calculated attack at their already-handicapped rival,... Read more »

Blackhawks Should Pursue Semyon Varlamov

Blackhawks Should Pursue Semyon Varlamov
  In the wake of the news of an arbitrator awarding $2.75M to Antti Niemi on Saturday morning, the choices for the Blackhawks are starting to come into view. The Blackhawks could accept the ruling. By doing that, the Hawks would move forward with somewhere between $175-250k in cap space without another move coming; this... Read more »

Antti Niemi Arbitration Award Unveiled, Decision Now In Blackhawks Hands

Antti Niemi Arbitration Award Unveiled, Decision Now In Blackhawks Hands
On Saturday, the Chicago Blackhawks and their Stanley Cup-winning goalie Antti Niemi learned that the third party arbitrator decided that Niemi was worth $2.75M in 2010-11. The Blackhawks now have 48 hours to either accept this award, reject it completely, or trade Niemi. What is important now, and what will create drama for the rest of... Read more »
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Marty Turco Coming to Chicago?

Marty Turco Coming to Chicago?
  Rumors on Friday evening are that the Blackhawks have agreed to a contingency plan if/when they are forced to part ways with Antti Niemi. Marty Turco, who won 22 games in Dallas last year, has allegedly agreed in principle to a one-year, $1.5M contract. The deal is wholly dependant on the decision of the... Read more »

Antti On Board: How the Blackhawks Keep Niemi

Antti On Board: How the Blackhawks Keep Niemi
Thanks to a flurry of fantastic, under-the-radar moves over the past couple weeks, the Blackhawks might now be able to afford having Antti Niemi back on their roster for the 2010-11 season. Because of a handful of two-way contracts added by GM Stan Bowman, it is now possible that the Blackhawks could begin the season... Read more »

Why the Blackhawks Cannot Move Patrick Sharp

Why the Blackhawks Cannot Move Patrick Sharp
Amidst the speculation surrounding the summer exodus at the United Center, the shadow of Antti Niemi rests on the locker of Patrick Sharp. As the Blackhawks try to solve their problem between the pipes, the need to make salary cap flexibility available in the wake of Niklas Hjalmarsson’s four-year, $14M contract has brought Sharp back... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks In Stanley Cup Finals!

  On Sunday afternoon, the Chicago Blackhawks finished a stunning sweep of the San Jose Sharks. With the win, Chicago advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals . Think about that. Let it sink in. For the first time since 1992, when the current Blackhawks’ captain was four years old, and the leading scorer was three,... Read more »