All sides of the Antti Niemi decision 

August, 2, 2010
08/02/10
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Given the magnitude of the Chicago Blackhawks' decision to part ways with Antti Niemi, I decided to take a break from my vacation and share some quick thoughts about the different parties in Monday's goalie-go-round in Chicago.


To read Hradek's analysis of what this decision means for Niemi, Marty Turco and the Chicago Blackhawks, you must be an ESPN Insider.

E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.

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