Morning Skate: Judgment calls 

February, 8, 2008
02/08/08
12:29
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Franchises that struggle always seem to make bad judgments on players. If you want two examples, look no further than Cristobal Huet and Niklas Hagman.

Huet has become a top NHL goaltender in Montreal after starting his career in Los Angeles. The Kings drafted the French-born stopper in the seventh round of the 2001 draft. Huet displayed some potential in 54 games with the Kings, who still decided to ship him to the Canadiens after the 2003-04 season for fellow goalie Mathieu Garon. Huet (20 wins and .921 save percentage this season) has since made two All-Star appearances, while Garon eventually left Hollywood for the bright lights of Edmonton via free agency.

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