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02-13-2010, 08:28 PM
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Huet has proven he can play for longer stretches of time. Niemi though is starting to get stretched out so it is clear that Niemi might have a chance to seize the job.
But the Hawks would prefer to go into playoffs with Huet instead of a rookie as our #1. He has shown he can play stretches of real good hockey. November thru December he was playing very well and in 08 he was amazing for Caps down the stretch
Expect Huet to be our #1 going into playoffs and if he shows sign of struggle , Niemi will go in (Like Carolina in 2006 with Gerber/Ward)
Niemi will most likely be our #1 next year. Huet I expect to be bought out (I am in minority) or traded with assets.
Would the Thrasher take Huet's contract if you could get a good prospect (Aliu or Sweatt) + a 1st?
Pavelec is still probably a yr or 2 away from being a full time #1 and Hedberg isn't getting any younger
I dont think that would be a bad deal for them.
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