Is Now the Time for the Blackhawks To Trade Cristobal Huet?

December 17th, 2009 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
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Things are going pretty well for the Chicago Blackhawks right now. They’re in first place in the Central Division and are in strong position to go after the top seed in the Western Conference.

After consecutive shutouts, their defense is at the top of the NHL and their goalies look pretty good. Meanwhile, adding Marian Hossa to the offense looks to be coming together.

So is now the right time to make a dramatic change?

Cristobal Huet currently ranks fourth in the NHL, allowing only 2.09 goals per game. Since his rocky start, Huet has settled down to be one of the better goaltenders in the league. The Blackhawks coaching staff has been working with him, specifically to keep Huet up longer and encourage him to get out of the net and attack the puck better. The hard work has paid off, and is paying dividends in the standings.

But if you look deeper into the numbers, there are reasons to move Huet now.

Huet might be fourth in goals against, but his .913 save percentage is good for only 20th in the NHL. Doing math backwards from ...

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