Puck Daddy hockey rumors live chat

Everything has gone so well for the Chicago Blackhawks for the last year or so, it's refreshing to see them clearly having shot themselves in the foot (for the moment at least).

Witness this current headache, via Bob McKenzie of TSN: Chicago has a deal in place for veteran center Michael Nylander from the Washington Capitals. But they need to free up cap space for him, and the easiest way to do so would be to deal goalie Nikolai Khabibulin.

Of course, that would mean trading the best goalie on the roster this season because they can't afford him; and they can't afford him because they signed Cristobal Huet to a four-year, $22.5-million free agent deal  A goalie that, of course, played for the Capitals last season.

As McKenzie wrote: "Oh, the irony."

We'll discuss that scenario, the Edmonton Oilers' goaltending logjam, Marian Gaborik, Brendan Shanahan and a myriad of other topics in our weekly hockey rumors live chat. Please join our panelists Lyle "Spector" Richardson of Fox Sports and David "Dave" Pagnotta of The Fourth Period at 1 p.m. EST for all the fun. Bring the funny, as always.

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