Niemi gets the nod against Oilers; Huet still No. 1. HA!

By Jeffrey Bartl

I’m pretty short on time today, so I’ll make this post quick.

Anti Neimi and not Cristobal Huet will start in net tonight for the Blackhawks against the Edmonton Oilers and former ‘Hawk goalie Nikolai Khabibulin. This should make Mike Kiley happy after giving me a good-natured ribbing yesterdy for my support of Huet.

Well, Mike and the rest of you Huet naysayers, it looks like Coach Q agrees with me, too. So put all those Niemi jerseys away — Huet is still No. 1. Here’s Coach Q’s rendition of, “Rex is our quarterback:”

"“Huet’s the guy,” Quenneville said. “He’s going to play here most of the games through early on in the year. We’re comfortable with the goaltending situation.“(Huet) seems to be pretty comfortable with his game,” Quenneville added. “He can play a little better. Other than that I think he’s trying to work on his game in practice. He’ll fight through it.”"

Is everybody going to be OK? Do you need tissues for all the crying and whining and bitching? Get over it. Either get behind it or shut up. This debate is already annoying.

Puck drop is at 7:30. I’ll be in my cushy seat in Section 326, Row 12, Seat 11. I’ll be the short blonde guy. Buy me a beer. Please.

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