Niemi would be awesome for tanking. He will be awful without Hawks. Clemmensen could won a cup with Hawks
If we can get Niemi for under 2M$ a year, trade Vokoun for offensive help + 1rst rounder i'd be a happy camper. I don't want to see more than 2M$ max for Niemi. I feel the kid is a "shooting star"
And yet, Huet didn't do well with them, Khabi wasn't very good until his last year (a contract year, mind you) as well. Niemi was a pretty good goalie with them, not terrific at all and wouldn't be lights out here, but he helped the team win.
Don't think we're going to get that much for Vokoun, but who knows.
Well, the question is, do you guys really see us moving Vokoun before the trade deadline? I mean, I only ask cause, while he's not an all-star, I don't think he'll be on the FA market for that long... This is fun to think about though.
My best guess is trade Clemmsensen to NSH for a Pick as they need a Backup imo
Then Sign Niemi for 1 or 2 years at 2 Million a piece
Then wait till the dealine, and maybe Philly Bites on the Chance to get Vokoun ( Think Carle + 1st is most likely the return along with Cheap throw in like Boucher for the rest of the year to Platoon with Niemi)
Call up Markstrom and Plattoon Niemi and Him for this year and next depending on contract
Sure we're interested in him, as long as we don't have to give Vokoun away for peanuts. I don't see where Vokoun is going to go, though. Everyone says Philly - I don't see that.
This. If they can get a solid (I'm not expecting spectacular) return for Vokoun, I'm all for this. Niemi isn't any kind of stud, but he's certainly a solid goalie and would at the very least let them take their time on Markstrom, and at best allow them to have an excellent 1-2 punch in the two.