Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville announced after practice on Friday that Cristobal Huet will start in net for SaturdayÆs game against the Nashville Predators. This newsáturns up the heat on an already simmering debate : where do ChicagoÆs goalies stand with their coach? Antti Niemi took his first loss of the season on Wednesday night against Vancouver in a game that was poorly played by the Blackhawks and saw two of the Hawks best players, Brent Seabrook and Captain Jonathan Toews , finish the game off the ice. Niemi was spectacular throughout most of the game, but gave up a cheap goal after a Brian Campbell/Patrick Kane turnover that ended up being the difference in the contest. He ended up keeping 28 of 31 shots out of the net. Now Huet gets another shot between the pipes, h ...
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