Or will he be in the AHL sooner than later and then off to the KHL?
BQ: If your team was never in existence what team would you end up liking?
SQ(Trademarked by Casey...I will pay him later): Did you rub your moms feet every night or was it only three times a week?
There may be one team that could. The Islanders are still far below the cap floor and if they cant sign a guy like Kovalchuk they will need to take on some bad contracts to make them compliant with the CBA. But if the Isles were smart (a stretch I know) they would sign Niemi to an offer sheet instead and force the Hawks hand even harder with the Hjalmarsson deal looming already. The Hawks have a problem that wont be solved easily unless they can make what amounts to a poor deal for them just to dump Huets salary but right now I cant see them eatting the contract and sending him down to the AHL (except maybe just to fine tune his game for a month or so) and assuming they get a contract done with Niemi they will have Huet back him up. Huet can be a very good goalie in short spurts, he simply isnt capable of playing a #1 role over the course of a season. I have never been a fan of his but anyone who thinks he isnt capable doesnt know hockey that well....he isnt capable of being a full time or big game goalie but if he were to back up someone (at obviously a better contract number) he would easily be one of if not the best backups in the league. I see him in a Hawks sweater barring something crazy.
BQ. Tough one. As a Wings fan it would be tough to swallow being a Maple Leafs or Hawks fan but it would be one of those. I can get to either in semi reasonable time and have been to both cities many,many times but if pressed right now I would say the Hawks (more reasonable ticket prices being the deciding factor along with simple availability another factor plus border crossing isnt as easy nowadays).
SQ. Back when I was young you did what you were told or took a beating for disobedience so id mom wanted her feet rubbed you did it...period!
Possibly the Islanders, seeing how DP can