Lot of Huet trade rumors out there

Lot of Huet trade rumors out there

Posted by TimS on Tue, 03/02/2010 - 13:18
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - It's the day before the NHL trade deadline and there are rumors everywhere. For the Blackhawks, many of them involve goaltending and Cristobal Huet possibly being on the move. Various rumors have Huet going to the Islanders, Toronto or Florida with the Hawks attempting to acquire either Tomas Vokoun from the Panthers or Dwayne Roloson from the Isles. It would be an accomplishment of importance in helping solve the team’s salary cap problems for next year if Hawks general manager Stan Bowman could find a team willing to take Huet and the $5.625 million hit remaining on his contract for the next two years. The Islanders certainly have enough cap space to accommodate Huet's contract, and they have goalie issues going forward with Rick DiPietro's health always a big problem and Martin Biron signed only through this season. Would the 40-year-old Roloson, who is signed through next year, be an upgrade in goaltending for the Hawks? Roloson is an excellent goaltender, underrated, in my opinion, "a battler," according to an Islanders source who believes Roloson could help the Hawks win a Stanley Cup. But Vokoun would be a better fit, if the Hawks could land him. Meanwhile, there's a game to play Tuesday night and Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said following the morning skate that John Madden, Ben Eager and Brent Sopel all would be in the lineup here against the Islanders. Colin Fraser and Jordan Hendry are to be the healthy scratches. All six Hawks Olympians took part in the morning skate.
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