It's basically a bunch of bullshit but here's the one interesting piece. Tallon has still not talked with Khabby yet since signing Huet. Tallon says, "he's in Belarus, and it's hard to get a hold him there".
You're paying a guy $6.7 million and he can't afford a phone?
It seems to me that Khabby would be the kind of guy that would get pretty pissy about the whole situation and sulk for a while. Even if he is part of training camp I can't imagine he'd be fully in it. He's gotta want out just as bad as we all want him out...
There's also this...
While it’s rare for a team that already has a No. 1 goalie under contract
to make such a bold offer to another clear-cut No. 1 goalie on the free-agent
market, it’s also rare for the free agent to sign knowing playing time was not
part of the guarantee.
Huet is apparently a different breed
So I guess NHL writers are paid just to agree with whatever the GMs say.
It seems obvious to anyone that a player like Huet wouldn't be coming to Chicago unless he's promised the #1 job. Granted he could easily beat out Khabby for the starting job anyway...
Check the official site if you want to hear Tallon make a joke that only he thinks is funny and a bunch of reporters who are obviously very sick of the Hawks having a press conference every fucking week..