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05-03-2006, 12:07 AM
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keep Huet? if so at what price?

i say we keep him, even if the price is a little steep.

this becuase he is the MAIN reason we got into the playoffs <-------- anyone disagree?

he is not the reason we lost this series, in fact i think he kept us in it quite well and played tremendous, with the exception of some wierd borderline soft goals, but if you look at all our losses he kept us in it till the very end.

and one of the most important reasons is to me i really feel like the team likes him, and believe in him i dont think this series loss changed that.

there will be interest out there for him

but heres the question WHATS HE WORTH TO YOU???


i would not spend more then 3 mill on him

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(btw i just want to make clear our lack of depth is the reason we lost this series, bulis, bonk, zednik, to a lesser extent ryder, and to a greater extent ribs, a huge surprise for me was the solid play of pleks and murray i bet you guys dont miss mrs. hossa now becuase murray seems to be a gem.)

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I'd offer him 1 yr at 2.3M with team option for 1 extra year at 3.2M

If he's stellar next year, he'll be worth 3.2M in 2 years.
If he turns out to be a fluke, 2.3M is not too much of a lost...

Hopefully Danis, Price and/or Halak will be ready to take charge in 2 years so there's no need to sign Huet to a long term contract...

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05-03-2006, 12:27 AM
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Sign Huet to $3 million max.
Trade Aebischer as there will be a few teams looking for a goalie.

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05-03-2006, 12:31 AM
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Sign Huet to $3 million max.
Trade Aebischer as there will be a few teams looking for a goalie.
Isn't he an UFA?

If so let him go, he's not a bad back-up to have but shouldn't be earning nearly as much as he does as a number two. Plus he's a bit rubbish.

Huet should get around 2M$- 2,5M$, although some teams are desperate for a goalie and might offer him a ridiculous sum. And frankly, he doesn't strike me as somebody who'd be bothered too much about leaving Montreal. I hope I'm wrong though.

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Isn't he an UFA?

If so let him go, he's not a bad back-up to have but shouldn't be earning nearly as much as he does as a number two. Plus he's a bit rubbish.

Huet should get around 2M$- 2,5M$, although some teams are desperate for a goalie and might offer him a ridiculous sum. And frankly, he doesn't strike me as somebody who'd be bothered too much about leaving Montreal. I hope I'm wrong though.
Yes, Huet is a UFA. I don't believe Aebischer is so my original comment still stands.

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05-03-2006, 12:35 AM
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Yes, Huet is a UFA. I don't believe Aebischer is so my original comment still stands.
The question is about Aebischer, I thought I heard he'll be an UFA. Might be wrong.

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Why a different thread on a previously stated topic?

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The question is about Aebischer, I thought I heard he'll be an UFA. Might be wrong.
Abby is UFA at end of 07 (95% sure on this)

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1 Million max per year....the guy made 456,000 this year

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1 Million max per year....the guy made 456,000 this year

What he made this year is not really relevant as he was not a starting goaltender when he signed that contract.

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1 Million max per year....the guy made 456,000 this year
you think no other team will offer him more than 1M, or you think we just don't need him?

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What he made this year is not really relevant as he was not a starting goaltender when he signed that contract.
Oh really..... thank you Bob Gainey....

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you think no other team will offer him more than 1M, or you think we just don't need him?
I am saying I dont think he better be greedy because Bob has Abbey still lets not forget that and if Huet tries to go for an outrageous amount of money the Habs can afford to let him walk....Lets not forget that he only played for about half the season....Lets not give him the key to the city just yet

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Oh really..... thank you Bob Gainey....
You're welcome.

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I am saying I dont think he better be greedy because Bob has Abbey still lets not forget that and if Huet tries to go for an outrageous amount of money the Habs can afford to let him walk....Lets not forget that he only played for about half the season....Lets not give him the key to the city just yet
Actually now is when he should be greedy. His value is at his personal all time high. There's no certainty it'll ever be higher. I think Aebi's here because there's a max figure in mind for Huet. If there's one team out there willing to go 7M for 2 years, he'd have to take it. otoh, he may attribute some of his success to his surroundings and tell his agent to find a way to get it done before July. We'll see soon enough.

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$2 mil max.

If he walks, fine. To me, Huet is an average starter who just got hot for a stretch.

His playoff performance wasn't that great. If Theo was still here and played the way Huet did, he would have got crucified for the soft goals.

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There are relatively well-defined tiers on NHL goaltender compensation, for the most part.

You have a few guys at the top end with big salaries: Brodeur, Theodore, Luongo will be going there, Turco, Khabibulin, Nabokov, Belfour, all those salaries were typically earned for success demonstrated over more than 1 year, so obviously nobody is suggesting that Huet would enter this category.

You have a couple of bargain exceptions in the middle in Vokoun and Kiprusoff who will obviously be moving up the ladder next time their contracts are up.

You have the entry-level guys of course, who need not be mentioned (Lundqvist, Miller, etc).

Then you have another pack of relatively well-established #1 guys who are maybe recently-established, maybe not high profile, but for the most part really did win their #1 jobs at some point, and their teams had them entering this year at the following salaries as expected-#1's:

Andrew Raycroft $1.35M after winning the Calder
Martin Biron $2.12M has been Buffalo's #1 for a few years
Robert Esche $1M
Kevin Weekes $1.9M
John Grahame $1.162M
Martin Gerber $1.064M
Marc Denis $1.672M
Manny Legace $1.16M
David Aebischer $1.9M
Dwayne Roloson $1.672M
Manny Fernandez $1.672M
Mathieu Garon $1.216M

How many of them were completely unrestricted free agents? Ok, not many at all. But I still think that's the maximum ballpark that Huet has put himself into with his half-season of brilliance. Anything more would just be shooting ourselves in the foot. And I really don't think the rest of the NHL is likely to see Huet as something more than that. Goaltending flash-in-the-pan situations come up all the time, and I would wager that a majority of NHL teams would still look at Huet this way, and if they needed to get somebody on the FA market, his lack of proven longterm track record isn't going to bring any really huge offers his way. I would imagine/hope that the team with the best opinion of his play would be us.

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It's my opinion we need a stop gap not a savior. True, Huet for the most part was great. However he was good for one bad goal a game. We just need to buy Price, Halik or Danis the time they need to assume a #1 spot. Abby can hold the fort for one year if need be anyway.

But hey you know what they say abot opinions...

Happy off season my fellow Hab lovers.

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Like Huet but will not pay him more than 2.5 for this year. But I'm just wondering what he will cost us to get Biron....

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I have a feeling that one of these two scenario may happen:

a- He wish to stay in MTL. He ends up Sign a 3 yrs deal between 1,8 and 2,2

b- He wish to get the best money he can, either walk or sign 1 year a 3,5

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Somewhere around 1.7 to 2.5, maybe with some incentive bonuses. Two year deal with a club option on three.

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1.5-1.65 per year - somewhere in there for 2 years.

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pretty sure gainey will try to sign him, but anyone who thinks he will make less than

2.5 next year is drunk, whether that is gainy or we are outbid remains to be seen.

he is by far the best UFA goalie out there, to think tampa would NOT try to throw a

couple million at him is completely rediculous....I would say our plan A would be too

sign huet and trade aeibisher(he could bring a good return). I cant see gainey

leaving danis in hamilton another year, halak is already looking at a full time job

with the dogs. could be a very interesting offseason...

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1.25 for 1 year

It's my opinion we need a stop gap not a savior. True, Huet for the most part was great. However he was good for one bad goal a game. We just need to buy Price, Halik or Danis the time they need to assume a #1 spot. Abby can hold the fort for one year if need be anyway.

But hey you know what they say abot opinions...

Happy off season my fellow Hab lovers.

I agree with your statements. I would go to a max of 1.5 million...no more. Maybe 3 million over two years...max!! I like the one year deal the best. Danis is almost ready to back up someone and we still have Abby. Price won't be ready for another two years earliest, maybe even three.

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