Cristobal Huet Trade Rumors: Intrigue Builds

On Thursday morning, HockeyBuzz’s John Jaeckel (a friend of CommittedIndians and someone we actually respect in the world of rumor filtering) is reporting a new twist to the Huet rumors.

It (supposedly) involves an Eastern Conference Team (NOT the Islanders, as I had previously theorized), with Huet, Crawford and a Blackhawk forward going in return for a #1 goalie and a defenseman,” says Jaeckel. “The Blackhawk forward is a good player that other teams covet, hence why this deal makes sense for both clubs…¬†At least one of the players involved is presently playing in the Olympics.”

The most obvious guess here is that there was some substance to the Tim Thomas rumors with Boston, but the other thought would be Jaroslav Halak in Montreal. I’m not sure either qualifies as a #1 goalie because of the rotations on their respective teams, but they would certainly become the top netminder heading into April for the Hawks. The other Olympic netminder that would, more than Thomas or Halak, be worth the ransom apparently moving would be Tomas Vokoun in Florida.

The coveted forward could be Kris Versteeg (who’s minutes were limited¬†despite the absense of Marian Hossa over the weekend), Dustin Byfuglien or Patrick Sharp. Jaeckel does say this “would be a good deal for the Hawks.”

There are still ten days until teams can formally announce trades because of the Olympics, but Jaeckel reports that this deal might have been agreed upon over the weekend and will be announced on March 1 when the roster freeze is lifted.

We’ll keep digging…

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8 Responses to Cristobal Huet Trade Rumors: Intrigue Builds

  1. MSW says:

    Vokoun/Seidenberg for Huet/Crawford/Buff

    We have three solid D-lines, but getting some more depth couldn’t hurt. Especially since soaps and hammer sacrifice their bodies without thought on every shift.

    The Cullimore signing has me wondering if it is some type precursor to a trade?

  2. TOM COTNER says:

    1ST OF ALL, THE CULLIMORE SIGNING HAS ME MYSTIFIED AS WELL, SINCE THE LAST TIME HE PLAYED FOR THE HAWKS, HE WAS MORE USELESS THAN “TITES ON A BULL.” 2NDLY, IF THERE WAS A CHOICE AND THE TRADE WAS BETWEEN THE PANTHERS AND THE CANADIENS, I WOULD TAKE MONTREAL BECAUSE OF THE AGE DIFFERENCE, EVEN THOUGH VOKOUN HAS THE 7 SHUTOUTS THIS SEASON. AND IF MONTREAL WAS THE DANCE PARTNER, I WOULD TAKE CAREY PRICE OVER HALAK, SINCE I SAW HIM PLAY PLENTY OF TIMES AT THE JUNIOR LEVEL. I REALLY FEEL AS THOUGH HE HAS BEEN INCONSISTENT WHILE PLAYING FOR THE CANADIENS, BECAUSE OF THE TREMENDOUS PRESSURE PUT ON ALL PLAYERS THERE BY THE MEDIA AND THE FANS ALIKE. NOW IF THE PANTHERS ARE THE DANCE PARTNER, I WOULD LIKE THE OTHER PLAYER TO BE NATHAN HORTON, EXCEPT THAT HE IS INJURED WITH A BROKEN LEG. AND IF WE ARE GONNA INCLUDE BUFUGLIEN IN THE TRADE, PER THE ABOVE POSTER, OR ANOTHER TOP YOUNGSTER LIKE KRIS VERSTEEG, WE SURELY NEED A HECKAVA LOT MORE THAN DENNIS SEIDENBERG !!! 3RDLY, SINCE IT IS A FOREGONE CONCLUSION THAT WE WOULD “not” RESIGN THE GOALIE, DOES ANYONE THINK THAT JOE FALLON IS READY TO BE THE NEW BACKUP FOR ANTTI NIEMI ??? PLEASE LEMME KNOW AT katlovers08@verizon.net AND THANX IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR THOUGHTS AND OPINONS. REG TOM

  3. Patrick says:

    Tom,

    The “Caps Lock” key is located to the left of “A” and just above “Shift.”

  4. ChicagoNativeSon says:

    Tom,
    You could’ve saved 5 minutes of both of our lives. Nothing, absolutely nothing, you wrote makes ANY sense, but the best was the idea of trading for a guy with a broken leg. Classic…

  5. EyeBob says:

    Being a B’s fan, I’m intrigued by the Sharp for Thomas trade talks. Thomas is a legit #1, don’t be misled by his stats and playing minutes this year. The B’s “backup” Tuukka Rask is very good so he’s forced his way into more starts. The team in general has been very disappointing, especially on the back end (of course scoring 50 fewer goals than last year this time doesn’t help either) Don’t look to get too much back in the way of a top 6 D guy, unless of course, you send Buff AND Sharp which would be goofy.

    bt

  6. Tab Bamford says:

    Patrick Sharp for Tim Thomas is about the LAST trade I see happening. Of the “coveted” forwards on the Hawks roster, Sharp has the most value to the Hawks for the rest of this season because he’s played so well at center in Bolland’s absense.

    And if you honestly think Byfuglien AND Sharp are going to Beantown for Thomas and a defenseman, you’re crazy.

  7. Tab Bamford says:

    Then save me the two minutes I’m now wasting replying by just moving on. If you don’t like it, go somewhere else and read about the trade rumors a week later, that’s fine.

  8. Tab Bamford says:

    Tom kinda gives off the same vibe as Robin Williams’ “Bob Bremer” character in “Good Morning Vietnam.” MY NAME’S BOB BREMER… I’M IN ARTILLERY…

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