One of the biggest stories of the second half of the season is the play of Montreal goaltender Cristobal Huet. This guy is unbelievable. He is winning games, and winning them impressively. He is winning games at a stressful time of the season, when every game means so much. And he’s going all of this under the pressures that only come with playing in storied Montreal. A lot of players can’t handle that pressure. Huet is making it look so easy.
While teams compete to get into the playoffs and do battle for the Stanley Cup, it’s all set against the backdrop of what can best be described as a job fair in the National Hockey League.
Early indications are there will be an unprecedented number of hirings and firings involving general managers and head coaches through the spring and summer.
Fans of the Chicago Blackhawks, long accustomed to nearly a decade of lousy hockey, had reason for hope last fall as their club prepared for the 2005-06 season.
Sadly, those high hopes were scuttled by multiple problems that mired the Blackhawks near the bottom of the Western Conference.