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Cristobal Huet
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Cristobal Huet

Chicago Blackhawks, 2008

After giving Nikolai Khabibulin a four-year, $27 million deal in 2005, Chicago lavished four years and $22.4 million on Huet, a mid-range No. 1 goalie for Montreal and Washington. He failed to supplant Khabibulin, who Chicago tried to trade and waive. Khabibulin left for Edmonton as a free agent in July 2009. Huet, who became expendable with the emergence of Antti Niemi, was allowed to leave for Switzerland in the summer of 2010 as part of Chicago's big salary cap clear-out.

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