Hawks looking to move Khabibulin?

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Tim Sassone of the Chicago Daily Herald raises speculation that the Hawks may entertain offers for Nikolai Khabibulin.

Apparently Khabibulin has not been playing up to expectations in Chicago which is raising speculation that hawks GM Dale Tallon may begin to entertain offers for the former all star goalie. It is noted that it may be very difficult to find a taker for Khabibulin because of his sizable contract however HTR notes that a team with salary cap space who is in need of a top goalie to help push them over the edge may be willing to take a risk. It is noted that one of the problems with trading away Khabibulin is that the Hawks would then need a goalie although it is possible that Lalime and Crawford be able to do an adequate job in goal.

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