Despite Trade Rumors Blackhawks Do Not Deal Huet

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Despite Trade Rumors Blackhawks Do Not Deal Huet
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The NHL deadline came and went, and the Chicago Blackhawks didn't make a move to acquire another goaltender. 

After many trade rumors stating that the Hawks were interested in Florida Panther goaltender, Tomas Vokoun, senior advisor for the Blackhawks Scotty Bowman said the Hawks would not be acquiring the veteran goaltender. 

[The Hawks' front office] is laughing about it," Bowman said on Toronto's 590-AM. "They've got their goalies in place right now. 

"You look at what their record is. They're not out to make a ... somebody's trying to push Vokoun into Chicago. That's impossible to happen. There's no chance that would happen." 

The news comes as some sort of disappointment for Hawk fans who believe the current goaltenders are not the right men to carry the Blackhawks deep into the playoffs. 

Former Blackhawk star, Jeremy Roenick, is one of those doubters. 

"Can Huet bring them 16 games? I say no, I think he can probably get you through two rounds," Roenick said. "To go 16 games, you need a goaltender that is going to stand on his head and is going to steal games.

"And Niemi is a good goaltender too, don't get me wrong, they just need that one little extra boost in goal that I think that would make the guys more confident in front of him. And if those guys are even more confident than they are right now, that team will be unbeatable. They are still two good goaltenders, but I don't know if they could do it for the full 16 wins."

The goaltender problem was brought back up after last night's 5-3 loss to New York, but could that loss be attributed to the two week break? 

Whether or not that's the reason the Hawks have another game to play tonight at 7:30pm cst against the Edmonton Oilers

 

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