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.

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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