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No Matter What, Khabibulin Must Play Better

from the Chicago Daily Herald,

Maybe the Blackhawks will score more goals on the power play.

Maybe the pieces will fall into place on defense.

But for the Hawks to make the playoffs for the first time since 2002, it’s likely going to come down to whether they get consistently good goaltending from Nikolai Khabibulin.

Now halfway through his four-year, $27 million contract, the richest in team history, Khabibulin hasn’t lived up to expectations - though in his defense there hasn’t been a good team in front of him for those two seasons.

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Filed in: NHL Teams, Chicago Blackhawks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: chicago+blackhawks, goalies, nikolai+khabibulin

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