Trade with Montreal?
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07-26-2009, 04:20 PM
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Halak is a up and commer and could be part of the future in goal for the sharks. How about Cheecho for Halak straight up?
Montreal gets a winger with some upside if he gets a good set up guy as a line mate + PP production for his team.
Sharks get a Backup goalie to compete/push Nabby and Greiss this season and then compete for the #1 role next year after Nabby is gone
Both players are in need of perhaps proving thems selves some what and changes of addresses could help them both.
Montreal's top six currently is Cammalleri-Gomez-Gionta and A. Kostitsyn-Plekanec-Pacioretty/S. Kostitsyn. So they could potentially use a Jonathan Cheechoo but they don't have the cap space for it.
Sharks this year do not need Halak to push anyone. Greiss can do just fine pushing Nabokov because the team knows and has probably told Nabokov that he needs to have a good season and playoffs to re-sign in San Jose or they'll go with Greiss. Now, next season when Nabby's a free agent and they might want to gamble on Greiss, then you can pick up Halak to have a sort of buffer in case he blows but not this year.
Halak being here this year isn't going to help him at all because he wouldn't get that many starts anyway so there's not much room to show his worth.
The Sharks don't need to deal Cheech for a goalie. Trade him for draft picks or a 3rd line winger like Metropolit or a 7th defenseman like O'Byrne (not suggesting that's Cheech's value but just examples of what the Sharks should deal for).
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