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08:48 AM ET 07.31 | The excitement of many of the players reuniting for the 2010 Blackhawks Convention was tempered a bit by who wasn't at the event, and that included Antti Niemi. The starting goaltender could be on his way out in a manner similar to the trading of Dustin Byfuglien, Andrew Ladd, Kris Versteeg, Brent Sopel, Colin Fraser and Ben Eager and those going to free agency, Adam Burish and John Madden.

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July 31, 2010  09:35 AM ET

Isn't that what our whole discussion was all about yesterday? Honestly!!

July 31, 2010  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Isn't that what our whole discussion was all about yesterday? Honestly!!

I agree DC. But if the interns can recycle so can we. I lifted this from yesterday. It's too good to get lost at the end of an old thread.

The Eskies have made a request to the CFL head office to change their name to the Edmonton Maple Leafs.

Thanks W2 for my first good laugh of the morning.

July 31, 2010  10:15 AM ET

Did he get his $ amount yet?

July 31, 2010  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I agree DC. But if the interns can recycle so can we. I lifted this from yesterday. It's too good to get lost at the end of an old thread.The Eskies have made a request to the CFL head office to change their name to the Edmonton Maple Leafs.Thanks W2 for my first good laugh of the morning.

LOL! True. Very true! Except that, unlike the Leafs, the Eskies managed to pull out a win last night. Thanks for the second good laugh of the morning!

July 31, 2010  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Did he get his $ amount yet?

Nobody knows. I hear the arbitrator was busy trying to determine if HC's ride lasted a full 8 seconds last night.

July 31, 2010  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Did he get his $ amount yet?

They have 48 hours to announce it. It should come out this morning and then the Hawks will have 48 hours to call Turko.

July 31, 2010  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Nobody knows. I hear the arbitrator was busy trying to determine if HC's ride lasted a full 8 seconds last night.

We are recycling aren't we. Please read my comments, #18, #21, #22, and #25 from yesterday's Niemi thread. My work is done see you tomorrow.

July 31, 2010  10:53 AM ET

Lazy interns. If you wanted to bring back a Niemi story, you should've wait at least until the arbitrator made a decision so we'd have something new to talk about in here.

July 31, 2010  11:46 AM ET

I hope Campbell, Huet, and Hossa were worth all the trouble. They probably cost Chicago another championship.

July 31, 2010  02:04 PM ET

$2.75 mil I guess that means the end of the Niemi threads .I can't believe he got such a low award with Halak getting 3.75 and Ward after winning the cup as a rookie 3.5 .Bet this'll scare the rest of the players to settle before arbitration (unless they were offered a 2-way)

July 31, 2010  02:05 PM ET

1 year @ $2.75M. Little Stanley is calling his mom (sorry - his dad) to find out what to do.

July 31, 2010  02:25 PM ET

Well Marty now has two choices Washington or Philly at even less than he would have figured (2.0-2.25 Mil)

July 31, 2010  02:28 PM ET

D.Moore signed with T Bay ,Wisnewski was traded to NYI and Setoguchi resigned with SJ
..and that's the way it was July 31st 2010

July 31, 2010  04:41 PM ET

Next week on T & R Kaberle to Ducks threads

July 31, 2010  06:18 PM ET
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1 year @ $2.75M. Little Stanley is calling his mom (sorry - his dad) to find out what to do.

At $2.75M. they'll keep him. He's a bargain compared to Huet. They still might have to part ways with Niemi or another player just to stay under the cap but ... this buys them some time.

What millstones around their necks Huet, Campbell and Hossa have become. At least Campbell and Hossa can play. But , Huet? They'll have to wave him and send him to Rockford or buy him out.

July 31, 2010  06:37 PM ET

BTW, what's this thing about Georges Laraque being named Deputy Leader of the Green Party? What in blazes is that all about? Is that some kind of support group for neutered NHL heavyweight castoffs?

July 31, 2010  07:07 PM ET

They could always peddle Huet and Campbell to Dull-az Stools and the Ana-ducks ( one to each - plus a #1 swap for Huet - straight up for the #1 for Bri-baby), and start next year's First-er derby in earnest - for Ernest Superslapperboffosocko from Fort McTarsands that is with the hot inside, for at least two of the top three spots, anyway. And HEY, they could swap Marians with Sather AND agree to take on Redden too, if Glen throws in his #1 - Hox could balance it with their #2 and #3. Then Lil' Stanley could have #'s 1, 2, and 3 overall, all butt sewn up, and then all he'd have to do is place Redden on waivers, or play him in the minors, or trade him for a ninth rounder, to ???, or, cut him outright - when he doesn't make the Beegas Club come October 8 or 9.

July 31, 2010  08:08 PM ET

Noti no morii he isn't.

July 31, 2010  08:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

They could always peddle Huet and Campbell to Dull-az Stools and the Ana-ducks ( one to each - plus a #1 swap for Huet - straight up for the #1 for Bri-baby), and start next year's First-er derby in earnest - for Ernest Superslapperboffosocko from Fort McTarsands that is with the hot inside, for at least two of the top three spots, anyway. And HEY, they could swap Marians with Sather AND agree to take on Redden too, if Glen throws in his #1 - Hox could balance it with their #2 and #3. Then Lil' Stanley could have #'s 1, 2, and 3 overall, all butt sewn up, and then all he'd have to do is place Redden on waivers, or play him in the minors, or trade him for a ninth rounder, to ???, or, cut him outright - when he doesn't make the Beegas Club come October 8 or 9.

Dallas is on a budget till they're sold so no overpriced non-talents are going there

 
August 1, 2010  12:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#20):

Dallas is on a budget till they're sold so no overpriced non-talents are going there

You eeze right on Swampdrag... butt they could likely get Wirtzy-pie to make Platehead II (that has a real ring to it, Hank) pick up at least two-thirds of the first year of bebe Huet's tariff, and maybe half of the second, etc, for the coveted #1 - c'mon now - ya gotta work with me, if Little Stoshu is going to avoid losing his Sharp edge, or end up Seebrook rippling away to one coast or another, instead of Lago Michigano - lac it is today, oceanic man-yawna.

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