But Huet was not an NHL caliber netminder when dumped ,, His pathetic display of goaltending on a stacked team was telling
Fair enough. I'm not saying Huet was great and that cap hit makes his contract one of the worst in the League but for ~1M or less, I'd think a few teams would have taken him as a veteran backup. Now, of course, probably not, for he hasn't played in the League for two years and is probably accustomed to playing overseas but you get what I'm saying.
Hjalmarsson is still a very good defenseman, so matching the Sharks' offer sheet to me and probably most fellow Hawks fans was still a good move to this day. I can't knock that. However, I can't knock the Blackhawks for wanting to make some changes to the roster now if they so choose and if they legitimately think they can land Suter, Hjalmarsson could be the guy who you need to get rid of to make that happen. Not that Hjalmarsson is wanted out of Chicago by our fans by any means, but if Bowman feels like going in a different direction and making changes after a disappointing first-round exit, then that might have to be what happens.
I wouldn't trade Montador for Komisarek. Take on almost $2M in cap space when the Hawks need cap space now to not have to deal with the last year of Montador's contract and take on a worse player? If it has to happen, I'd rather just bury Monty and be done with it. No need to add Komisarek to our cap problems.
Hindsight is 20/20
At this moment it was mistake
Cost us Niemi and 1st/3rd round picks
But we had no way to see into future and see that Hammer's development would stall
My feeling is that if Hjammer gets dealt, it will be for a current roster player and not a pick or prospect. That's not to say a prospect or pick wouldn't be included, but I'd say a roster play must be in the deal for it to get done.
I can see him moved in a Staal deal. It would make a lot of sense.