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     Since alleviating themselves of team cancer Ray Emery, it's no secret the Ottawa Senators are looking to upgrade their goaltending. Martin Gerber was a Swiss League Superstar. Unfortunately, he has yet to achieve that status in the NHL. With the talented core they possess, a top notch goaltender could bring Canada's Capital an elusive Stanley Cup. They should turn their attention to the native of Sverdlovsk, Russia.
     Following the ludicrious signing of Cristobal Huet, it would appear Nikolai Khabibulin's days in the Windy City are over. Though the Russian goaltender didn't excell with the Blackhawks, it's more a testiment to the team rather than the individual. He is a Stanley Cup winner who's had some of his most memorable moments in the playoffs. In '96, Khabibulin singlehandedly kept the Jets alive in their series with the Red Wings. With all due respect to Brad Richards who was awarded the Conn Symthe Trophy, The Bulin Wall was the true MVP. The Lightning played a high-risk, wide-open style, often leaving Nikolai out to dry. Make no mistake. Nikolai Khabibulin is the primary reason why classy Jerome Iginla doesn't have a championship ring on his finger.
     Senators GM Bryan Murray may not be thrilled at the thought of picking up the 6.5 million remaining on his contract. But if he is wise, he'll pull the trigger on a deal the lands The Bulin Wall. His razor-sharp reflexes will allow the Ottawa Senators to become a sleeper canadiate to win the Stanley Cup.

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