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San Jose Sharks Play Perfect Hand, Get Antti Niemi As Chicago Blackhawks Move On

Reported by multiple sources on Wednesday was the free agent signing of former Chicago Blackhawks net-minder, Antti Niemi. San Jose has ended a near month of waiting, in which Niemi was left gasping for reasoning into why a Stanley Cup winning goaltender was without a job. The Sharks have unofficially signed Niemi to a $2 million contract, which in turn ends up being $750,000 less than the NHL arbitrator aw ...

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Blackhawks Sign Goaltender Marty Turco to 1 Year Deal

Gone are the days of Antti Niemi in Chicago. The Blackhawks have signed veteran goaltender Marty Turco to a 1 year deal from Dallas. Fans are happy that Niemi had played great in the Stanley Cup run however, it has since served as a double edged sword. On one hand, we just won the Stanley Cup. On the other, we have lost a chunk of our team including the Finnish Fortress in Niemi. We'll see how this works ou ...

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Chicago Blackhawks’ Netminder, Antti Niemi, Needs Lesson Of Humility

The jubilation of winning the Stanley Cup has begun to come to a close.  Over the weekend, with the 3rd annual Chicago Blackhawks Convention congesting the city streets, many could only speak of the goaltending situation at hand. With the Antti Niemi arbitration hearing taken place on Thursday, many at the convention held their breath for most of Saturday preparing for a ruling. Some were optimistic regardi ...

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Antti Niemi Will Be Back For Blackhawks’ 2010 Opener

The 26-year-old, Finnish net-minder, will be pressed for decisions within the next few days.  With the NHL draft this weekend in Los Angeles, CA, that means the free agency period is right around the corner. As a restricted free agent, the Blackhawks will have the opportunity to match any offer.  Notice how I say opportunity and not ability? It seems like continuous déjà vu when discussing the Blackhawks’ o ...

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The Savvy Opinion: The Finnish Professor

While the Flyers put consistent pressure on the Hawks on Monday night, they couldn’t bury that puck.  Any question the Flyers had, the Hawks provided an answer.  While the first game replicated Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey on Nintendo 64 back in the day, the world would meet the real teams of the Stanley Cup Finals in Game 2.  Now with the Hawks up 2-0 after playing two drastically different styles, the Hawk “ ...

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