5 goaltenders who could replace Arvid Soderblom next season

The Chicago Blackhawks have seen enough of Arvid Soderblom, and they need to find a viable replacement for him next season.

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Ville Husso is in dire need of a change of scenery

Ville Husso was one of the hottest names on the free agent market in 2022 before Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman made a trade with the St. Louis Blues to secure his signing rights. While Husso’s AAV might be cringe-worthy, even for a team like the Blackhawks that has money, there is a good chance Yzerman won’t demand much in the way of compensation. 

And he really can’t, when you look at the way Husso has performed since his highwater mark with the Blues in 2021-22. He hasn’t been Arvid Soderblom bad, but Husso also has a 3.22 GAA since he landed in the Motor City, and his save percentage is a meager 0.895. 

Those poor numbers could deter Kyle Davidson from even thinking about calling Yzerman about Husso - assuming the 29-year-old waives his no-trade clause should the Blackhawks be on it. But Husso’s contract only runs through 2024-25, so he would be nothing more than a stopgap looking to resurrect his career before going elsewhere the following season. 

At that point, Stauber and potentially Drew Commesso can battle it out the following season while Husso leaves the organization. Should Yzerman be willing to move the ineffective goaltender for a late-round pick, it would be a good situation for everyone involved.