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Tailing the Komets

How does this trade make any sense?

This sounds like an April Fool's joke doesn't it?

The St. Louis Blues say they have acquired goaltender Jaroslav Halak from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forwards Lars Eller and Ian Schultz.The 25-year-old Halak was red hot in the playoffs, leading his team to the Eastern Conference finals by winning two Game 7s and eliminating Washington and Pittsburgh. He won three straight games and eliminated the Capitals by stopping 131 of 134 shots.Blues president John Davidson announced the move Thursday. Halak, a Slovakian, was originally picked by Montreal in the ninth round (271st overall) of the 2003 entry draft. He was 26-13-5 last season and ranked fourth in the NHL in save percentage (.940), ninth in goals against average (2.40) and was tied for fifth with five shutouts.

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Thu, 06/17/2010 - 4:03pm

The Blues may be really good next year. /bloomy signed Snowden=should of been Snowball :)

Thu, 06/17/2010 - 7:07pm

Further proof that Montreal is tough on goaltenders. :S

Thu, 06/17/2010 - 7:52pm

Surely there's someone else from the Blues that's included in this deal.

Fri, 06/18/2010 - 6:40am

Halak wasn't very good in the regular season. Might as well unload him while he's peaked.

Fri, 06/18/2010 - 11:20am

To help answer your question.


Wed, 06/23/2010 - 8:45pm

yea evansville! please send real hockey fans in muskegon a letter of condolences cause they wont see pro hockey in a long time!

Thu, 06/24/2010 - 5:52pm

Same way the Hawks took Huet, on a playoff run, now they are stuck w/ a 5 mill. a year bench squatter.

Although MTL has a lot of goal-tender pressure, ask every goalie in MTL since Roy.