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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:46 PM

There isn't a team out there that doesn't have a starter and a backup. Hence, the team we'd be trading Luongo to would likely be giving us their backup (or starter) back.

Yes, there is a chance that Huet is being looked in the odd circumstance that we won't acquire a backup in exchange for Luongo, but there is also a chance that some guy on twitter just saw our very own Huet to Canucks speculation thread on CDC and decided to make a rumour tweet about it.

Huet was replaced as the starter in Chicago for a reason. Short memories, everyone? He was horrible. Not horrible for the cap hit. Just plain horrible.

And now he's not even accustomed to NHL shooters anymore? No thanks.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:47 PM

More like a camp invite and pre season goalie. I don't think he would beat out Lack for the back up spot in the regular season. Its good to have a veteran around but Huet will pbbly end up in the AHL if he signs with Canucks.

What happened to Theodore coming back in the Luongo trade? I guess he is not budging from his refusal to waive his NTC.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:47 PM

What ever happened to him? When he was with the Canadiens I thought he was the next Dominik Hasek, and then he just disappeared.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:09 AM

Sign him for league minimum, and if Lack tears up the AHL, bring him up for a week and start him (keeping three goalies). If he is reliable, trade Huet for a low pick or waive him. If not, send him back down.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:18 AM

What ever happened to him? When he was with the Canadiens I thought he was the next Dominik Hasek, and then he just disappeared.


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Cristobal Huet has become the goalie the National Hockey League forgot, exiled to Switzerland not because he couldn’t play in the world’s best league, but because his level of play didn’t match an expensive contract in Chicago.

So the Blackhawks, fresh off a Stanley Cup victory with Huet on the bench in favor of Antti Niemi, and facing a salary cap crunch that would break up their championship roster forever, sent Huet and the remaining two seasons of a four-year, $22.4-million contract overseas, where it didn’t count against the cap.

Now, with that $5.625-million per season deal expired, Huet is a free agent once again. And with NHL teams scrambling for experienced backup help after Martin Biron re-signed with the Rangers and Johan Hedberg made it clear to suitors he planned to stay in New Jersey, they could do a lot worse than Huet.

The French-born stopper is eager to prove he should still be in the NHL.

“I still belong, I’m better than some other guys, and I’d like another shot,” Huet told InGoal Magazine from Europe, adding his agent had talked to “a few” NHL teams. “I’d love to come back, but I know once you are out of the League a little bit guys tend to forget about you and that’s the nature of the beast. But I still think I have something to show in the NHL, and to prove I still belong there. For me it would be a great second chance to come back and play in the best league.”

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:17 AM

There isn't a team out there that doesn't have a starter and a backup. Hence, the team we'd be trading Luongo to would likely be giving us their backup (or starter) back.

Yes, there is a chance that Huet is being looked in the odd circumstance that we won't acquire a backup in exchange for Luongo, but there is also a chance that some guy on twitter just saw our very own Huet to Canucks speculation thread on CDC and decided to make a rumour tweet about it.

Huet was replaced as the starter in Chicago for a reason. Short memories, everyone? He was horrible. Not horrible for the cap hit. Just plain horrible.

And now he's not even accustomed to NHL shooters anymore? No thanks.


The person with a short memory would be you. He wasn't horrible, he just wasn't as good as his contract. He wasn't playing like a 5 million dollar starting tender, but he certainly seems qualified as a veteran backup to get signed for 1.5 million or less. Putting him here, back with the goalie coach that brought out the best in him probably wouldn't hurt his play either...

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:21 AM

“I still belong, I’m better than some other guys, and I’d like another shot.”
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:22 AM

I would hate to lose Lack :sadno:

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:25 AM

Even if we decide to have Lack up as the backup (highly unlikely), we still 'need' a guy to challenge for the position at camp and pre-games. Huet at around $1M would fit the bill, if we can't get Theodore or someone similar back in a Luongo deal. I'd be more than comfortable going into the season with a Schneider - Theodore duo. LAck also, but that isn't the right course of action for a Cup contender. Huet so-and-so, but ok if we run out of options...
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:49 AM

There isn't a team out there that doesn't have a starter and a backup.


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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:53 AM

He would be a good backup to Schneider. Although I believe that Lack is ready for a backup position in the NHL.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:55 AM

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:01 AM

I rather have Lack
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:03 AM

Only if he comes fairly cheap, and management/ownership is fully prepared to send him to the Wolves if Lack outshines him in the preseason.

Having a vet help Cannata with his transition to pro ain't a bad idea.
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:05 AM

I think Huet would be a wonderful backup. Sign him for no more than 2 years... probably just one, then Lack can take the backup role in a year or two.
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:07 AM

Huet is awful.
No thanks.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:19 AM

He would be a good backup to Schneider. Although I believe that Lack is ready for a backup position in the NHL.


I've said this in other threads, and I'll say it again (not directed just at you trav, but everyone saying they'd be happy w/ Lack as a backup.

Lack may be ready for a backup position, but as he's never played a game in the NHL, and this will be Schneider's first year as a starter, it would be pretty risky to have Lack backing him up. Ideally we want a veteran to back Cory up in case he can't handle the workload in his first year. If Cory gets tired mentally or physically later in the year, do you really want to be relying on a rookie, who's never played a single game in the NHL? He hasn't even played a single game as a backup in the NHL, let alone as a guy who may need to come in for a stretch of games.

I'm pretty sure Gillis will be making sure we have a veteran to backup Schneider, and allow Lack to get a full compliment of games in the AHL. For a goalie to develop properly they need a couple of full season, playing starter's minutes in the AHL, before moving up to the backup position in the NHL. So for the sake of icing the best team, and for the sake of Lack's development, throwing him in as backup to Cory this year, would be a big mistake.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:27 AM

The person with a short memory would be you. He wasn't horrible, he just wasn't as good as his contract. He wasn't playing like a 5 million dollar starting tender, but he certainly seems qualified as a veteran backup to get signed for 1.5 million or less. Putting him here, back with the goalie coach that brought out the best in him probably wouldn't hurt his play either...

That would be wrong, of course. He had a negative -8 GVT (that's really bad) for that last season as a Hawk. He was 3rd-worst in sv% for that season. Any success he had that season was due to Chicago having a dominant team in front of him. It was said all season long that goaltending was their achilles heel, until Niemi took over, that is.

You put him behind a team that was not as dominant, esp. after a long KHL layoff, and will you see him perform worse, not better. $1.5mil for that? I'd rather roll the dice on Eddie Lack.

Anyway, it's all moot, since we'd likely be acquiring a backup in return for Luongo.
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:04 AM

Sorry, Swiss league, not KHL.
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:06 AM

If he asks for too much money, sign him.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:09 AM

Anyway, it's all moot, since we'd likely be acquiring a backup in return for Luongo.


Hope so, but even if I don't dislike the TML, I sincerely hope the backup won't come from Toronto. Rather Lack then, as everyone is saying.
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:18 AM

13 years 98 million - if he asks for anything more let him walk
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:33 AM

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:50 PM

I would take Dan Ellis over Huet any day, if we are looking at free agents. I would take Ellis even if he demanded twice as much money as Huet wants. Huet sucked pretty hard 2 years ago in Chicago. He's now 36 and will turn 37 this August, and he has been playing in Switzerland the last 2 seasons. IMO he's certaintly not a safe choice behind Schneider who will play his first season as a starter in the NHL.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:36 PM

What ever happened to him? When he was with the Canadiens I thought he was the next Dominik Hasek, and then he just disappeared.

He remembered he was Swiss and had more holes than his country's cheese.
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:24 PM

I would rather have Lack as a backup for next season, younger, cheaper and probably better. I don't want some aging veteran goalie who's been traded multiple times and who will let in every second shot.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:10 PM

nothing wrong with a PTO or a one year deal. Let him and lack battle it out. Nothing wrong with stiff competetion

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:18 PM

I forgot this guy still existed...


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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:55 PM

He could be an option, really have no clue as to how his play has been in europe. Im not convinced the least tho that Lack is ready
to handle 20+ games. Id be much more comfortable with a capable vet this season at least.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:49 AM

I don't know about you guys but I would really like to see Lack in some NHL games next year. The kid is an absolute beast!
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