Category: Antii Niemi

Niemi signs one year deal with Sharks

There's a good chance that Turco and Niemi could meet in the Stanley Cup Playoffs
Former Hawks goaltender Antti Niemi has signed with the San Jose Sharks. The deal will pay Niemi $2 million for 1 year.  When the season ends, Niemi will be an unrestricted free agent again.    Earlier in the offseason, the Sharks signed goalie Antero Niittymaki to a 2 year, $2 million deal.  It’s assumed Niemi... Read more »

Stan Bowman talks Turco on the Danny Mac Show

Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman joined the Danny Mac Show on The Score Sportsradio 670 this morning.  In the interview, he talked about the Turco / Niemi negotiations, and leaves the door open for a member of the 2010 Champs we all thought was done for sure.  Listen to the interview here.

Hawk fans, it's time to look ahead with Turco

For those who follow my blog (and why wouldn’t you), you already know my position on the Blackhawks signing of Marty Turco.  I was an advocate of the signing before Antti Niemi’s arbitration figure came out.  When I found out Turco’s salary ($1.3 million), it was a no brainer.  So it’s over.  Niemi is gone. ... Read more »

Niemi's agent : Hawks would be "crazy" to let goaltender go

Wednesday morning, Antti Niemi’s agent Bill Zito joined the Mully and Hanley Morning Show on the Score, Sportsradio 670 in Chicago.  Antti Niemi makes a save vs the Flyers In the interview, he talked about the Hawks ongoing negotiations with the goaltender, and what it might take to bring him back.  He even goes as... Read more »

Keeping Niemi not worth losing Sharp

Antti Niemi had a very good season for the Chicago Blackhawks last season.  He stepped up as a rookie and took the starting goaltender’s job for a team that’s only question was their netminding.  He made the saves he had to make, and a few more from time to time.  When it came down to... Read more »

Hawks control their own destiny in Western Conference race

With their 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche, a win that set a franchise record for road wins (23), the Hawks moved into first place in the conference, and a tie in points with the San Jose Sharks. Both teams have 111 points, and have played 81 (of 82) games.  Couldn’t both teams finish with... Read more »