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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Look for the Blackhawks to deal

Look for the Blackhawks to deal one of the three goalies they have on their roster. The 34-year-old Khabibulin has two years remaining on the four-year, $27 million contract. The problem in dealing him is not alot of teams have alot of cap space to take on his salary. The only way he is being dealt is if a team trades back a guy who has a decent sized contract. A possibility here is Khabibulin going back to Tampa Bay for Brad Richards. The two other goalies are Brian Boucher and Patrick Lalime, who has yet to play a game this season due to back surgery. Lalime might be the hardest of the three to be dealt due to not playing this year and his surgery. Lalime and Boucher both have a chance to be UFA at the end of the season.
Boucher's record isn't that great this season (15 GP, 1-10-3, 1 SO, 3.27 GAA, .884 Sv%), but he has played well here and there. Remeber he started this season as the Blackhawks starter beacuse of in injury to Khabibulin. He also signed right before trainnnig camp.
Also look for the Blackhawks to deal Marty Lapointe to get a younger player or pick in return. They may also want to unload the former BU standout Adrian Acouin who hasn't done what the Blackhawks expected for the money they're paying him.


Blogger Pekese said...

Richards on a line with Havlat would be fun to watch.

2:28 PM  

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