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old scotia 07-29-2012 09:10 AM

Cristoboel Huet - How did CHI ditch him
 
I know he ended up overseas but was he traded there? How did that all work out and was CHI able to take his contract off the books? Bergevin was there at the time so I was also wandering if a certain someone could the same fate?

LyricalLyricist 07-29-2012 09:25 AM

He was loaned.

Analyzer 07-29-2012 09:28 AM

He was loaned, but they still had to pay the money.

vokiel 07-29-2012 10:56 AM

Huet agreed to play for a French club, then he was waived, IIRC. You can't just decide where a player is going to play unless it's your NHL club or a club affiliated with the NHL and your club I think. The CBA should contain the confirmation for this. I'm not sure where the public can get a copy though. ;)

Alexdaman 07-29-2012 12:57 PM

Well I think the hawks were happy to keep his salary off the books and the goalie situation was pretty and still is good enough to compete at a high level with Emery and Crawford. Crawford's salary plus emery's will be a cap hit of 3.4m next year.

I don't think Huet has finished his career in the NHL I'm pretty sure he'll have a role somewhere soon.

Now concerning our Gomez problem I have always thought that subbing Gomer to Europe is a more viable option than the AHL, both for him personnaly and for us too. We wouldn't have to worry if he gets really good to get him back onto the alignment, only to see him under-perform in the NHL.

Teravainen 07-29-2012 02:02 PM

He's horrible. Whoever picks him up i feel very SORRY for.

Teufelsdreck 07-29-2012 02:58 PM

Huet wasn't a terrible goaltender or a bad person but every team he played for gave up on him wanted to make room for someone better or less expensive. In the case of the Habs it was because they had Price and Halak lined up.

BLONG7 07-29-2012 03:05 PM

Huet had nice run with us, but became overpaid in a hurry...he will be back in the NHL soon but as a backup, with filling in for a number 1 guy in a pinch...decent goalie...

De Montreal 07-29-2012 03:29 PM

Huet is a good goaltender, not sure why the hate is for...

pine* 07-29-2012 03:34 PM

was.

torero 07-29-2012 04:58 PM

Huet was actually lent to Fribourg, a Swiss NLA team in the french speaking area.
He was ranking average in the league.

Garry Valk 07-29-2012 07:09 PM

Huet wants back into the NHL, at league minimum. Would be a MUCH better backup than Budaj. I say go for it.

YEMELIN74 07-29-2012 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Garry Valk (Post 53096499)
Huet wants back into the NHL, at league minimum. Would be a MUCH better backup than Budaj. I say go for it.

I would give Desjardins a shot if we ever decide to part ways with Budaj before calling huet

beowulf 07-29-2012 09:32 PM

He had to agree to it. I believe they waived him and instead of going to the minors he went to play in Europe which he prefer to be closer to home.

nhlfan9191 07-30-2012 01:34 AM

Huet was a flash in the pan. It's amazing that the hawk's were dumb enough to hand a goaltender who played in 50+ games only once and under 40 every other season he played in a 20 million dollar contract.

Ohashi_Jouzu 07-30-2012 04:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by torero (Post 53093495)
Huet was actually lent to Fribourg, a Swiss NLA team in the french speaking area.
He was ranking average in the league.

"Average"? He led that league in GAA last year, and was 4th in SV% (4th in SV% last year, too). That's above average, especially for a 36 year old.

HatTricK09 07-30-2012 04:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nhlfan9191 (Post 53105677)
Huet was a flash in the pan. It's amazing that the hawk's were dumb enough to hand a goaltender who played in 50+ games only once and under 40 every other season he played in a 20 million dollar contract.

Wasn't Bergevin part of that same Hawks organization at that time? ;)

rickthegoon 07-30-2012 07:44 AM

I have been having the same toughts for a while.....if Huet was sent packing for a euro team, and Chicago was kind enough to send him to a place close to his roots, maybe Bergevin could do everybody a favor and do the same with Gomez, send him close to home......Akbar Kazans !...Siberia baby!

Hey, even the governor says it's close to home !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGSJC...e_gdata_player

nhlfan9191 07-30-2012 11:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu (Post 53107017)
"Average"? He led that league in GAA last year, and was 4th in SV% (4th in SV% last year, too). That's above average, especially for a 36 year old.

It was the Swiss league. Who cares.

Ohashi_Jouzu 07-31-2012 05:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nhlfan9191 (Post 53136197)
It was the Swiss league. Who cares.

Umm... dude was talking about the Swiss league...

baldrick 07-31-2012 07:12 AM

Gomez is not European and has attained a certain level of respect in the NHL. It also seems Molson is not prepared to pay him to play somewhere else.If it was my money I wouldn't either.:D

rickthegoon 07-31-2012 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baldrick (Post 53141103)
Gomez is not European and has attained a certain level of respect in the NHL. It also seems Molson is not prepared to pay him to play somewhere else.If it was my money I wouldn't either.:D

Gomez has lost his lustre in the NHL, has been a distraction on the team last season, and if you listened to Molson's press conference when he fired Gauthier, and again when he hired Bergevin...he's now, more then ever, ready to do what it takes to make ' arrangements' to make sure these distractions are taken care of.
And if you have heard any comments coming from his futur coach's mouth on tv in the past 2 years.....you know Gomez is THE player he has the least respect for...in thiis case it's 1-1 = 0, case closed.
I don't know where he'll end up, but no way Gomez is around after training camp.

llamateizer 07-31-2012 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baldrick (Post 53141103)
Gomez is not European and has attained a certain level of respect in the NHL. It also seems Molson is not prepared to pay him to play somewhere else.If it was my money I wouldn't either.:D

we can loan him to an AHL team... (Alaskan Hockey League)

Habs 07-31-2012 10:27 AM

Gotta love the homers bashing Huet and his career, when he was nothing but exceptional while he was here. The guy dusted off all the controversy, put up wins and solid stats, with garbage teams around him... but apparently he still sucked in the eyes of a few dorks around here.

beowulf 07-31-2012 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chewBACHa (Post 53143467)
we can loan him to an AHL team... (Alaskan Hockey League)

Well they do have an ECHL team!


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