Khabibulin comes full circle with Hawks
CHICAGO -- Kris Versteeg was a mere moppet of 9, living due south in windswept Lethbridge, Alberta, on the night of Feb. 6, 1995. It was the night Nikolai Khabibulin took the measure of the Calgary Flames for the first time.
"Wow!" said the Chicago Blackhawks' immensely impressive rookie right winger. "That long ago?"
Understand, against the Flames, Khabibulin isn't merely a Wall. He's been upgraded to a Fortress.
"I can't explain it," said the acrobatic ...
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