Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Agent: Turco could have new team in 7-10 days
By Richard Durrett
Kurt Overhardt, Marty Turco's agent, said Tuesday that the former Stars goaltender has three possible landing spots, but that nothing has been decided yet.
"We hope to have something resolved in 7 to 10 days," Overhardt said. "He's going to play with a contending team."
Turco, 35, has been on the free agent market for some time now, waiting for things to shake out. One strong possibility is Chicago, where the Blackhawks could decide to walk away from Antii Niemi, who stepped up and led them to the Stanley Cup this past season.
Check out this story on ESPNChicago.com about the Niemi arbitration hearing, scheduled for Thursday. But if the Blackhawks decide not to pay Niemi, they could opt for Turco as the backup plan.
Stay tuned. We should know something soon.