Chicago Blackhawks Trade Rumors: The Vokoun vs. Halak Debate

February 23rd, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
Over the weekend, current NBC talking head and former Blackhawks All-Star Jeremy Roenick decided it was his turn to spice up the trade rumors swirling around his former employer.

Before the Olympics, Roenick told the media that he didn't think the current Blackhawks' goalie duo of Cristobal Huet and Antti Niemi was good enough to win the Stanley Cup. Hopefully NBC wrote "the obvious" on the memo line of his next paycheck, because not many fans, observers, analysts, or even management with the Hawks have been overwhelmingly confident in Huet this season.

The issue most people have with Niemi is his lack of experience; of course, Roenick should know better than to question a goaltender's experience as a factor in the playoffs.

After all, Roenick was a member of a Blackhawks team that put a kid in net six times in the playoffs that hadn't stepped on the ice during the regular season. Ed Belfour went 4-2 in the 1990 playoffs before eventually winning the Calder Trophy the following season.

But Roenick decided to add his opinion to the trade rumors, and said Montreal's Jaroslav Halák, currently playing for Slovakia in Vanc ...

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