Letting Antti Niemi walk was smart 

August, 5, 2010
08/05/10
4:03
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Today's winners in Statistics & Analytics:

The Chicago Blackhawks, Jonas Hiller, Henrik Lundqvist

Today's losers:

Goalies' agents, John Grahame, Antti Niemi

With Ilya Kovalchuk's contract still in limbo, I want to look at another move that has NHL fans buzzing across the blogosphere: The Blackhawks' decision to let Antti Niemi go and sign Marty Turco in his place.

Peter Keating

ESPN Senior Writer
Peter Keating is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, where he covers investigative and statistical subjects. His column, The Numbers, appears in every issue.

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