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08-08-2010, 02:23 PM
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Huet back to Switzerland

According to Huet's agent Stephen Bartlett, Huet would consider to go back to Switzerland and not play in the AHL (if it's the only possible situation for him).

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http://www.hockeyfans.ch/news_portal/news.php?id=27309


--> Rocky Wirtz already said he is willing to bury him and pay him for not playing with the Hawks

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According to Huet's agent Stephen Bartlett, Huet would consider to go back to Switzerland and not play in the AHL (if it's the only possible situation for him).

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--> Rocky Wirtz already said he is willing to bury him and pay him for not playing with the Hawks
This is what most of us expect would happen. He's not going to be on the Hawk's roster and no other NHL team is going to pick him up at $5.6 million. If he was re-entry waivers, a cap of $2.8 million, then I could see another team picking him up, but no way the Hawks could risk taking a $2.8 million cap hit for him if he was claimed.

Between the AHL and Europe, yeah, I would pick Europe.

Hawks will have to pay Huet the difference between what a European team pays him and the $5.6 million they owe him each year.

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the writer speculates about Lugano to think about him. They have Aebischer but he doen't play as he should

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It's funny that there are still people around this board that think Huet isn't going anywhere.

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B-b-but the Hawks lost money, no way are they going to waste money burying Huet in the minors.

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Interesting. Would solve almost all of Chicago's problems if it happened.

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Well if I were him that's the first place I would be going too. Not necessarily Switzerland but somewhere over in Europe. Especially with him having family over there and what not, it makes total sense.

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Hmmm.. I really hadn't followed the guy's development much.. all I know is that he was of the consecutive string of goalies who had some short-lived success in Montreal, and that leads to the overpayment...

I see he played his first pro years with Lugano though... and if Aebeischer is their goalie, I would think Huet would be ab upgrade... finishing about mid-table maybe they'd even just want to put up a tandem..

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It solves the question of where he will play, but it's essentially little different from the AHL: Rocky still pays him his full $5.625M salary, and gets a modest compensation from Lugano (say, $500K). Rocky is still paying him a hefty chunk of change to go away. Yet the effect is the same on the cap: AHL or Europe, he is off Chicago's roster and does not count towards the cap.

Where Chicago really benefits is that he isn't toxic to their developing prospects in the minors.

It's Nylander all over again.

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It solves the question of where he will play, but it's essentially little different from the AHL: Rocky still pays him his full $5.625M salary, and gets a modest compensation from Lugano (say, $500K). Rocky is still paying him a hefty chunk of change to go away. Yet the effect is the same on the cap: AHL or Europe, he is off Chicago's roster and does not count towards the cap.

Where Chicago really benefits is that he isn't toxic to their developing prospects in the minors.

It's Nylander all over again.
Toxic to developing prospects in minors?

I hate Huet but he seems to be a team 1st guy who caused no troubles with Hawks either year that he lost his #1 job.

I dont think he would be a bad influence on our youth and we have no quality goaltending prospects so it isn't like he would take time away from anyone developing

Toivonen is not a blue chip prospect nor young. If he fails to make Hawks then I dont see much future for him in organization after upcoming season.

Alec Richards is just terrible goalie so no loss there

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It sounds like there's going to be a huge cap hit with any chosen option. Why not just give him a chance to make the team? Is he that bad? If you're going to pay his salary he may as well be earning it in the show.

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It sounds like there's going to be a huge cap hit with any chosen option. Why not just give him a chance to make the team? Is he that bad? If you're going to pay his salary he may as well be earning it in the show.
Incorrect.

NHL: Huge cap hit. Rocky pays full salary.
AHL: Zero cap hit. Rocky pays full salary.
Europe: Zero cap hit. Rocky pays full salary, minus modest compensation from Euro team.

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Chicago is going to bury Huet and take his 5mil contract on after the organization lost money this past season?

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It sounds like there's going to be a huge cap hit with any chosen option. Why not just give him a chance to make the team? Is he that bad? If you're going to pay his salary he may as well be earning it in the show.


Have you missed the summer?

To fit Huet we will then have to trade Sharp (3.9) + Kopecky (1.2) and replace them with cheap talent and role a terrible team

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And Huet sucks ,,,,, Bringing him back = Lotto pick for Hawks!

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That is how terrible he is

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Chicago is going to bury Huet and take his 5mil contract on after the organization lost money this past season?


You dont know how the Wirtz family runs things do you?

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Chicago is going to bury Huet and take his 5mil contract on after the organization lost money this past season?
Yes. The only question is whether they pay the full way for him in the AHL; or most of it, with him heading to Europe.

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This whole time I thought there was a much bigger relief if a player went to Europe instead of AHL, but I guess I was wrong.

EDIT: I also think that the bonuses are really a good thing for the Hawks in future. After next season, they'll have 5 million which can go to Seabrook's raise and sign another decent forward.

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Chicago is going to bury Huet and take his 5mil contract on after the organization lost money this past season?
Already did a pre-emptive post about it, pal

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B-b-but the Hawks lost money, no way are they going to waste money burying Huet in the minors.

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Chicago is going to bury Huet and take his 5mil contract on after the organization lost money this past season?
There's one of them now

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Incorrect.

NHL: Huge cap hit. Rocky pays full salary.
AHL: Zero cap hit. Rocky pays full salary.
Europe: Zero cap hit. Rocky pays full salary, minus modest compensation from Euro team.
I stand corrected. But I guess my main question still stands: If the team is going to pay almost $5Million in salary regardless of where he winds up, why not just bring him to camp and give him a chance to earn the money? His save percentage is a little low but his goals against is not bad, even for a playoff team.

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I stand corrected. But I guess my main question still stands: If the team is going to pay almost $5Million in salary regardless of where he winds up, why not just bring him to camp and give him a chance to earn the money? His save percentage is a little low but his goals against is not bad, even for a playoff team.
He's had a chance the past two years and both times lost the starting job. Three times are not a charm for Huet.

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I stand corrected. But I guess my main question still stands: If the team is going to pay almost $5Million in salary regardless of where he winds up, why not just bring him to camp and give him a chance to earn the money? His save percentage is a little low but his goals against is not bad, even for a playoff team.
Sigh, having Huet's caphit on the team would force the Hawks to ice a much worse team than they could with his caphit off it.

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I stand corrected. But I guess my main question still stands: If the team is going to pay almost $5Million in salary regardless of where he winds up, why not just bring him to camp and give him a chance to earn the money? His save percentage is a little low but his goals against is not bad, even for a playoff team.
They value Sharp and Co. more than whatever contributions Huet might be able to summon up. If they keep Huet, they have to let Sharp go. That would be foolish.

This isn't about how much money they have to pay Huet. This is about the salary cap. It's about the zero sum nature of contracts now. It's about Huet taking up 5.6M, not out of Rocky's pockets (that is happening anyway), but of the Chicago payroll, which is fixed under the cap. If they pay Huet, they can't pay someone else.

It's unimportant whether he can be better than Turco. What is important is that Turco is playing for peanuts, against Chicago's cap, where Huet is not going to be playing for peanuts. Keep Turco, and you can keep Sharp. Keep Huet, and you can not keep Sharp. In fact, no team in the league would touch that Huet contract.

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Switzerland > Rockford.

I'd make the same decision in Huet's position.

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Switzerland is beautiful. No argument there.

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