Why Chicago Blackhawks May Bring Back Nikolai Khabibulin

July 20th, 2010 by Joe Favia Leave a reply »

The Blackhawks are looking to return to the position to be back-to-back as champions next season, and to do this many believe they will need a goalie that has won the big prize before.

Though many want the goalie Annti Niemi who was between the pipes for the magical run last season, that may not come to fruition.

Another Stanley Cup winning goaltender may be starting for the Blackhawks when the season starts in a couple of months, and that may be none other than former Hawk' Nikolai Khabibulin.

It is becoming more clear by the day that the chances of Niemi returning are going steadily down. The re-signing of defensive future All-Star Niklas Hjalmarsson was a clear indication that he was the more important of the two in the hockey club's eyes for the future.

Niemi is going to get around four or five million from a new contract and after making the decision to keep Patrick Sharp for another season it looks as if his days in Chicago are numbered.

But what than for the goalie situation for the Blackhawks?

Christobal Huet seems to be on the back-burner and will be placed in ...

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