Antti Niemi: The Five Goalies Whose Jobs He May Steal

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Antti Niemi: The Five Goalies Whose Jobs He May Steal

Now that Antti Niemi is an unrestricted free agent, many teams have the chance to add a quality goaltender to their roster.

Coming off a season with a 2.25 goals against average, a 9.12 save percentage, and a Stanley Cup, Niemi has potential to be a vital piece in many GMs' offseason plans.

While many Chicago fans spurn Niemi for being greedy, remember that Niemi did not sign Cristobal Huet for $5 million-plus a year. Niemi is being greedy by going to arbitration; if the Hawks waived Huet, they could have easily kept Niemi.

So who is greedier: the player who is seeking compensation for his efforts that helped win the franchise a Stanley Cup, or the team who won't pay an extra million for the goalie that helped get them there?

(Note: According to, Huet is on the non-active roster for Chicago, so it appears they may waive/get rid of Huet anyway.)

Speaking of greedy, let us take a look into what goaltenders may be left scrambling to keep the crease to themselves this season.

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