Cristobal Huet Trade Rumors: A Case Of The Blues?

February 16th, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
Yesterday, there was a lot of discussion about two potential rumors surrounding the Chicago Blackhawks. One was that they are allegedly shopping for a power forward like Keith Tkachuk, the other was a reported deal that’s on the table in which Cristobal Huet and prospect Corey Crawford would leave town.

Pure speculation, but could these two rumors be one in the same?

The Chicago Blackhawks are looking for two things right now: First, to improve their playoff chances this year, and second, to cut payroll off next year’s roster.

The first step GM Stan Bowman took to accomplish these two goals was trading Cam Barker to Minnesota for Kim Johnsson and Nick Leddy. This move brought a resume into Chicago that included 30 more playoff games and an Olympic appearance, and a contract that expires after this season.

Here’s the speculation. The rumor, initiated by ESPN 1000 on Monday, is that the Blackhawks are going to unload both Huet and Crawford. The hit that this would put on the organizational depth in Chicago would indicate that, unless someone, somewhere honestly believes that Joe Fallon is good enough to be an NHL backup next year, ...

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