Huet aiming for injury-free season

From CBCSports.ca, this profile of Cristobal Huet and his bid to enjoy an injury-free season. Nothing really that we haven’t already featured on Inside/Out, but some background on tomorrow night’s starting goalie.

20 Comments

  1. Keith says:

    Yeah I hope he has an injury free season as well but I believe Carey Price should get his fair share of games considering how well he has played so far, especially against the laffs the other night.

    Thank you Bryan McCabe! Keep making those bonehead plays. GO HABS GO!!!

  2. showey47 says:

    This is gonna be huet’s one big chance to get that retirement contract so he isn’t gonna settle on a under valued 2 year contract that is gonna see probably be a back up. Especially considering he is gonna be our best asset in a trade to bring in a quality scorer that we truly need. If he keeps up this play for the rest of the season and ends up in the top 5 or so in average and save percentage, he will probably be demanding a 4.5 to 5 million dollar a year contract and it wouldn’t be unreasonable for him to ask for it

  3. kevin m says:

    The only thing that we have to keep in mind nowadays is the salary cap, but, point well taken.

  4. coutNY says:

    Hey Habs_008, It’s a little hobby of mine. I call the one showing the most recent the “the Sundin piƱata” in celebration of breaking the most recent dry spell against the laffs… I was thinking the Inside/Out crue needs a weekly caricature/cartoon section. Robert L inspired me with his blog on “caricatures of the past” a week or so ago.(although, I may have infringed on a few copywrite laws by borrowing some existing pictures?? kinda like how rap borrows music…) Anyway, I already worked one up for Buffalo… Maybe I’ll post it tomorrow in full size, anonomusly to add a little chuckle to everyone’s day?!?

  5. Keg says:

    Huet is an unrestricted free agent at the end of this year. It’s a matter of trading him before the deadline so he doesn’t walk away for nothing. Price is destined to be the started sooner rather than later. This next contract will be Huet’s biggest (assuming he keeps performing as he is). Gainey won’t pay 3 million for a back-up. And Huet won’t want to go somewhere he’s destined to be a back-up.

    It is all about numbers and the stats are only a small fraction of the numbers a GM needs to consider when evaluating a player in “My NHL”.

  6. joe-hab-nuno says:

    i really like Huet and think Gainey should sign him for 2 years to try and have the duo we had with Roy Hayward playing half the season each, Like when Roy was playing all the home games and Hayward all the road games. When his 2 years are up either trade him or have him as Prices back up

  7. joe-hab-nuno says:

    exactly, if we could sign him for a reasonable amount, but i would think he’s be asking for a hefty pay raise

  8. HabFab says:

    I agree..we totally can’t lose a veteran goalie just because the Price-train is in full steam.
    Huet is here until the end of the season, and all the up to the trade deadline in ’09. For sure Gainey is going to re-sign him at the end of the year, if not before.

  9. nychabsfan says:

    Give away Huet when we have the best tandem and a healthy competition?No way,He goes only for premium value and we all know who that means,a 50 Goal consistent dependable scorer.Who woyld be willing to give that kibd of firepower up,especially during a playoff run.
    Gainey is on the right note by not panicking like so many of you who really only push for this trade becuuse you are bored,The path of building within seems to be working this seasons….

  10. MAB the HAB says:

    With all due respect, if it is about numbers, Huet currently has better numbers than Price and we should stop questioning his status on the team. Huet is the #1. Huet is playing like the #1 and he is mentoring Price to be the #1 in the future, not the present. And doing a much better job than most any other NHL goalie would…plus the alternative of leaving Price to his own is risky, specially because injuries happen and the long grind of an NHL season is something Price has not been thru.
    The numbers state they are doing a great job as a tandem and it is extremely premature to talk about trading our #1 goalie – specially because we don’t need to risk Price’s development at the expense of trigger-happy trading.

  11. Habs_008 says:

    countNY, where did you get that picture, its classic! I like Huet where he is, why would we break-up the best goaltending tendom in the NHL? I dont think we should trade him, I dont think we should trade any of our Goalies, unless someone gives us an offer we cant refuse. Its still early in the season, lets see where we are in the new year before any drastic changes.

  12. john turner says:

    Whats the hurry , the team is playing well. I guess we want to totally dominate all games. Remember the all important thing chemistry. You can’t acquire any one . The player must fit in with the rest of the team. As the season moves on the team will get better the Russians will become more dominate. So good luck and all the best

  13. JasonM says:

    Honestly, I’d really like to see the Habs to sign a contract with Huet simply because a player who’s signed instead of a player who’s UFA without a contract won’t garner as much trade value as that player may choose not to play for that team after the season ends.

    I don’t see any harm on keeping on Huet for a little longer, I’ve been a big fan of his since he really started shining in Montreal. Price is the goalie of the future, Huet is the goalie of the present. Let the kid get his experience but don’t bury him yet with the burden of the #1 goalie, he hasn’t played a bad game yet…. but it WILL come and we have no idea how he’ll take it.

  14. cautiousoptimist says:

    MAB the HAB said:

    “With all due respect, if it is about numbers, Huet currently has better numbers than Price and we should stop questioning his status on the team. Huet is the #1. Huet is playing like the #1 and he is mentoring Price to be the #1 in the future, not the present. And doing a much better job than most any other NHL goalie would…plus the alternative of leaving Price to his own is risky, specially because injuries happen and the long grind of an NHL season is something Price has not been thru.
    The numbers state they are doing a great job as a tandem and it is extremely premature to talk about trading our #1 goalie – specially because we don’t need to risk Price’s development at the expense of trigger-happy trading.”

    hear hear! With better numbers, more experience and consistency that most goalies can only dream of, Huet is our man now. Just relax and enjoy the show. And he’s cool as a cucumber – Price is too, usually, but does anyone else remember when he let in a lousy goal a couple of weeks ago and smashed his stick on the boards? You’ll never see Huet do that.

  15. nychabsfan says:

    I don’t think Gainey will allow the same situation as last season w/ Souray to occur w/ Huet.Agrreed,if at the top of your game why settle?I just don’t see us getting full value back for Huet so Gainey may let him play out this year,hope he takes us as far as he can and hope Price is ready to take the lead by the end of the season.If people are so big on this trade,What do you think we could get for him?

  16. krob1000 says:

    We can officially begin to vote the boys into the all-star game. You have to select Kovalev from separate list (option is at bottom and don’t select a third forward in Eastern Conference).
    Here is the link…..lets get Cristobal in there. http://fanballoting.nhl.com/vote.asp

  17. Keg says:

    If Price keeps playing as well as he has I think Gainey will be looking to move Huet. Playing Price against the Pens, Sens and Laffs puts him in high pressure games and he’s proving to management he can handle it at the NHL level. Once Halak gets his game together look for Huet to go (preferably to the western conference).

  18. krob1000 says:

    If you think he is going to move Huet then vote Cristobal into the all-star game….it can only help his value. I am voting him in because I think he deserves to be there but either way…just vote him in.

  19. coutNY says:

    Yah, Stay healty HUET at least until trade deadline… Just kidding! I hope the duo will remain intact for a run at the cup in the not so distant future.

    Many will jump on the trade-Huet-campign until Price faulters, than it’ll be, why didn’t we have Huet in net; or send Price to Hamilton… never ending cycle until the Habs bring the Cup home.

  20. Sbah Reverof says:

    I’m not FOR trading Huet by any means, I’m enjoying the splendid performances of both goalies thus far. That being said, Huet’s trade value may never be higher, and we could definitely use a talented winger (hello Alex Frolov).


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