The Official Ex-Habs Thread Part IV (All Former Habs Players Discussed Here!)
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03-09-2012, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by
Not The One
I would say he was pretty good being "the man" in the playoffs. You can speculate all you want, but in every head to head battle they have had, Halak won. I know I'm in the minority on this, but for me:
(Halak on the Habs + Price's trade value) > (Price on the Habs + Lars Eller)
And with Price's new contract this summer, that > might become a >>.
You obviously missed my point; Jaro Halak was never "the man" in Montreal. While he undoubtedly had some great moments with the Canadiens, he never faced the pressure of being the guy who had to carry the team. If he wasn't playing well, the Canadiens always had Carey Price, a fifth overall draft pick. Halak, as a 271st overall pick, was never expected to do great things. That would have changed if Price was traded and Halak was the clear #1 for the Habs. We will never know what would have happened if Halak had a subpar 2010-11 season in Montreal, followed by an October with a save percentage below .900.
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