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10-13-2011, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by The Kremelin Wall View Post
Halak can't handle more games, that was the problem. The dude was completely gassed by the ECF and only had played 70 games all year including the playoffs and olympics. Price played more than that in the regular season and still had energy a plenty in the playoffs.
You're correct. Price's durability as well as his size and technique entered into Gauthier's decision to trade Halak. This doesn't mean that Halak isn't a good goaltender but it does mean that the quality of the second goaltender is not as much of a factor in Montréal as it is in St. Louis.

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