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03-31-2013, 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by bluemandan View Post
Actually, that is exactly what Halak is. A game stealer.

Say what you want about his consistency, or his ability to handle a full seasons work load as a bonafide #1. Mention his weak glove hand, or his poor shoot-out record.

But to say his isn't a game stealer?

There is a reason he is tied with Glenn "Mr. Goalie" Hall for most shutouts in a Blues uniform, a reason he helped carry Montreal deep into the playoffs, and a reason he helped Slovakia to a best ever fourth place finish in the 2010 Olympics including a 36 saves on 37 shots against Russia.

If Halak should be kept going forward, if he is overpaid, if he is whiny, if he is good enough to win a Cup, etc. are all up for debate. But the guy can steal a game fairly often.

Its the games between those games you gotta watch out for.
Name the last game you have thought "Wow we wouldn't have won had not Halak played like he had." Wasn't this season. And he didn't play in the playoffs.

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