Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville told the media Wednesday that Antti Niemi will start in goal against Edmonton. The news isnÆt a total surprise, but does come with some questions and consequences. Cristobal Huet has struggled to begin the season, making Niemi the newest popular-for-little-reason athlete in Chicago. This title has historically been reserved for the backup quarterback on the Bears, but it appears Niemi has now become the winner of ôthe unknown is better than what weÆre watchingö contest. It doesnÆt help HuetÆs cause when NiemiÆs first start of the season was a 4-0 shut out of the Florida Panthers in Helsinki, and he was solid protecting the nylon for the final 45 minutes of MondayÆs now-legendary comeback win against Calgary. Fans have quickly forgotten how ...
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