Hawks' Khabibulin says he's 'happy to...

Hawks' Khabibulin says he's 'happy to be here'

There are 12 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 8, 2008, titled Hawks' Khabibulin says he's 'happy to be here'. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

With the exploration of other options behind him, Nikolai Khabibulin said he's "happy to be here" and is ready to work as a Blackhawks co-starting goaltender.

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Tony

Nobleton, FL

#1 Oct 9, 2008
Ok, everbody's on the same page.Lets go! Winning will take care of everything...GO HAWKS!
Bryan

Evanston, IL

#2 Oct 9, 2008
If he is truly focused and put this behind him, kudos. Nik was very professional about this whole situation.
The Truth

Chicago, IL

#3 Oct 9, 2008
'Atta boy Khabi, now play like you meant what you just said....
Dave

United States

#4 Oct 9, 2008
He played great last game I went to:
5-0 win over the Caps. He might be good insurance if Huet struggles.
Chico17

Eau Claire, WI

#5 Oct 9, 2008
Chico loves all the goalie talk! The most importantant position in all of sports. I'll spend the season critiquing the man between the pipes, whoever he is.
Chico17

Eau Claire, WI

#6 Oct 9, 2008
important
Chico17

Eau Claire, WI

#7 Oct 9, 2008
82 games in HD! Is this heaven?
Pully

United States

#8 Oct 9, 2008
As long as I'm alive I'm still watching over the Hawks for WWW.
Keep both goalies and now lets go
win some hockey games and make the playoffs.

P.S. I was going start a Hawks convention this year too!
paul

Kanata, Canada

#9 Oct 9, 2008
No guarantee that Huet will end up being number one. Khabibulin is a great insurance policy and in spite of all that has gone on he is a heck of a goal tender when he is on his game. We will need two well rested goalies for the playoffs. GO HAWKS
nick

United States

#10 Oct 9, 2008
This tandem of Khabby and Huet will either be fantastic or will just suck. I dont think Khabby will be with the Hawks past November anyways, he will be traded surely.

On a different note..

A little off topic but I love this waiver wire stuff.

The Hawks waived Janik and the Stars picked him up and then the Stars waived him and the Hawks picked him up and then traded him back to the Stars for a conditional pick.

I wonder if Tallon was just doing Brett Hull a personal favor by claiming him and sending him back to the Stars? I'm sure the conditions of the pick were something like if Janik scores 70 goals this season the Hawks would get a 8th round pick. lol.

I remember a few seasons ago that happend to Michael Leighton. He was on the Hawks 3 times, Blues 2 times and the Bruins all in the span of 2 weeks.

It has to get annoying to a player who gets waived and reports to the claiming clubs training camp and gets his practice jersey on only to find out that hes going back to the team who waived him all in the span of a week.

Jokim Lindstrom was waived by the Ducks and claimed by the Hawks, he played a preseason game with the Hawks but was put back on waivers and the Ducks re-claimed him.

I feel bad for these borderline NHL players.
paul

Kanata, Canada

#11 Oct 9, 2008
Nick I hear you and I certainly agree it would be frustrating and I guess some what embarassing to be shuffled around like an old boot. I guess that is the facts of life for borderline players. Pro sports can be a cruel way to earn a living and unless you are a star player respect just isn't there for you.
The tandem will only work if both Huet and Khabby are pushing each other for the number 1 job. Sure as heck hope so because these guys are key to our playoff plans.
GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!
nick

United States

#12 Oct 10, 2008
paul wrote:
Nick I hear you and I certainly agree it would be frustrating and I guess some what embarassing to be shuffled around like an old boot. I guess that is the facts of life for borderline players. Pro sports can be a cruel way to earn a living and unless you are a star player respect just isn't there for you.
The tandem will only work if both Huet and Khabby are pushing each other for the number 1 job. Sure as heck hope so because these guys are key to our playoff plans.
GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!
The messed up part is AHL players really dont make that much. They only make the big bucks if they play an NHL game. Your average AHL salary for a rookie is 65-75k a season (which is good money but remember agents/taxes etc) Even if that player has a 2-way contract hes not making a sure 650k a season, thats only if the player plays the full season in the NHL. If the player plays 1 NHL game he only gets 1/82nd of 650k.

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