Marty Turco

August 2, 2010 by Post Team 

Marty TurcoMarty Turco,(Examiner) — Marty found a job. Yes, you heard right. Marty Turco, a former prime minister Dallas goalkeeper, is now a Chicago Blackhawk.

Yes, I knew I would never see him again as a Dallas Star again, yet I’m still stunned by the news. How strange is it to play against Turco?

And it’s not a backup goalie for our beloved Marty.

The Chicago Blackhawks have been in arbitration with Anti Neimi for a while now. Today, withdrew from the arbitration table and signed unrestricted free agent goalie Marty Turco to a one-year contract. Niemi, in turn becomes an unrestricted free agent.

The Chicago Tribune was the first report of this (shocking for us fans Stars) News. They reported that the monetary arrangements were not disclosed, but report that the deal is worth between $ 1 million and $ 1.5 million.

Supposedly, according to, Turco turned down a contract worth 2 million to Philadelphia earlier this year. (And who can blame him, he wants to live in Philadelphia?)

Marty Turco has a 262-154-26 record. He was 22-20-11 in the 2009/2010 season with a 2.72 goals against average and a .913 save percentage and four shutouts for the Dallas Stars.

“Our priority was to put it … in a club where he had a chance to play a role in winning the Stanley Cup,” said Kurt Overhardt, Turkish agent, the Chicago Tribune.

Will Marty be # 1?

It is possible that the Blackhawks Cristobal Huet is lowered to lower the AHL. And Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman wants to give an opportunity Corey Crawford.

While last year was not a stellar year for Marty Turco, who was still pretty good, and delete that year, and

Blackhawks can only be doing one of the best offers for a goalie in the NHL.

Best of luck, Marty!

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