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New bench boss, same goaltending dilemma for Blackhawks

Updated: October 17, 2008, 1:22 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

New Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, never accused of being a goalie whisperer in his days at St. Louis and Colorado, is inheriting an in-the-crease soap opera.

Through the first four games of a somewhat disappointing start in the NHL's reawakened giant of a market, Cristobal Huet and Nikolai Khabibulin have split the starts and the work in net.

Khabibulin, previously all but dared to take his equipment bag and flee to Russia -- which would free the Blackhawks of their ...

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