How long can a Price/Halak tandem last?
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10-24-2008, 08:28 AM
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Well, at least send him to a team out West. If Halak has the ability to be a starter somewhere, I'd rather not see him do it within our conf. Don't mention Huet since he was going to be a UFA. It won't come that late for a trading of Halak. BTW for the guy who brought up Chicago, Belfour's rookie season was 1990-91 (though he had played in parts of the previous two) where the Hawks finished #1 in the league with 106 pts. yet lost to the 68 pt. North Stars in the first round. The Hawks slumped to 87 pts. the next year yet made the final (propelled by an 11 game winning streak through rounds 1-3).
Hasek became backup in 90-91 but his rookie season was 91-92 and he got traded to Buffalo at the end of it for Stephane Beauregard (promptly lost on waivers I believe or at least traded) and a 4th rounder (a salvaging of the deal since the Hawks got a steal with Eric Daze in that spot). I'd say if we could trade Halak out of conference, Price stays awesome (like Belfour did till they chose Hackett over him in 96-97), we get a back-up netminder and are able to use a mid-level draft pick to take a future solid goal scorer, it's a win no matter how good Halak becomes. Unless he were to beat us in a cup final, it'd be the best move we could have possibly made (fortunately or unfortunately). But I think if Halak keeps this up, we'll get more than a middling back-up and a 4th round pick for him too.
Wow, I wasn't aware of all that!
very, very interesting post!
I would also say keep them as long as you can, but realisticly the trade deadline 2010 seems to be a reasonable number, as he'll get a huge pay raise when his contract and hopefully, his value will be at the highest.
unless Denis continues to play like a god in the bulldogs this year, then Halak could be affordable this year for the right price
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