With the Addition of Marty Turco, What Will the Blackhawks Have in Net?

August 3rd, 2010 by Joe Favia Leave a reply »
With the one-year signing, and addition of veteran goaltender Marty Turco, the Chicago Blackhawks will no doubt be hoping that the three-time All Star can provide some of the brilliance he was once known for in Dallas.

Turco, now 34 years old, should get the call on opening night, and many hope that he can perform near, or at the level that was seen by Antti Niemi throughout the playoffs last season.

The Blackhawks are getting a much-proven player in Turco, who has been one of the best of his generation, and has been called "the smartest goalie in the league" by hockey analyst Don Cherry.

Many believe that he is the best puck-controlling goalie, and still has the tools to be a top-level player. His work ethic has been questioned by some in the past couple of years, but this could and should change with the move to the defending champions with a team that is a favorite to win before the season, and top quality personalized coaching with Stephane Waite.

Turco is also trying to win his first Stanley Cup, as he has had great seasons, and strong playoff runs but never won "the big one" in Dallas. In regards to ...

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