These days in professional sports, creating a dynasty is quickly becoming a thing of the past especially in the NHL. The Chicago Blackhawks are trying to prove that their Stanley Cup win wasn’t just a flash in the pan, and they’ve made the biggest offseason acquisition in the NHL just to prove it.
NHL fans and bettors know the name Marty Turco, he’s been the man between the pipes for the Dallas Stars, it seems forever. Turco is regarded as one of the best goaltenders in the game, and when his free agency came up this year, you expected him to end up with a team looking to become a contender. How about a team that just won the Stanley Cup Turco? Safe to say, he must have a horseshoe up his pads.
It has to be the best offseason move any team in the NHL has made so far, it’s a little surprising that it’s being made by a team that just won the Stanley Cup. The Chicago Blackhawks just came to terms with a deal to sign veteran and proven goaltender Marty Turco. Let’s face it, as good as Niemi was between the pipes for the Blackhawks, he wasn’t that good, more credit has to be given to the Blackhawks defense and their offense for the successful Stanley Cup run. Don’t get me wrong, Niemi played out of his ass, which is exactly my point. With the addition of Turco, all doubts at the goaltending position for the Blackhawks can be put to rest. Turco has proven year after year that he can get the job done and he’s got himself a Stanley Cup ring to prove it.
For Dallas, it’s just another great player they don’t want, first Mike Modano and now the 34-year old veteran Turco, who had started for them for the past seven years. It appears that now Kari Lehtonen will be the man between the pipes for Dallas in the future, albeit a very uncertain one. Read more.
For the Blackhawks, the future looks even brighter, their odds of winning the Stanley Cup next year have no doubt improved, and you better believe that bettors will be picking them to repeat with their talented core and now, with Turco between the pipes. When you look at what Turco was able to do on a struggling Dallas Stars team, his addition to the Blackhawks at half the price of Niemi is an absolute steal. Read more.