Nikolai Khabibulin Returns to Chicago: Worst Timing Possible

Posted: 14th October 2009 by TAB BAMFORD in NHL
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On Wednesday night, the Edmonton Oilers will skate at the United Center before a Chicago crowd thatÆs seen two incredible games to start the Blackhawks' home schedule. Saturday, the Blackhawks beat the first place Colorado Avalanche in the longest shootout in franchise history. Then Monday, the Hawks tied the NHL all-time record for largest deficit ever overcome in beating the Calgary Flames. The emotion and excitement at the United Center is as high as itÆs been in the regular season in years. Now place those two dramatic victories into the context of the situation in goal for the Hawks. Many fans werenÆt thrilled with Cristobal Huet and his $5.6 million salary last year, when he failed to win the No. 1 goalie job in preseason. As this season begins, heÆs been consistently vulnerable ...

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