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12-10-2008, 12:46 PM
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Is Halak being showcased?

RDS is reporting that Price might suffer from a bit of a cold and that Halak might get the start against Tampa Bay.

If that's the case, something's brewing. The flu, maybe, but a bit of a cold?

Showcasing Halak perhaps?

http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/265071.html

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12-10-2008, 12:48 PM
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I really doubt the Habs would trade Halak now. Unless they feel comfortable with Denis in net..

I think his value will be at its peak near the trade deadline, then they can use him to get a good vet from a team who won't make the playoffs.

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Going to the game tomorrow,would like to see Price in there but if it's Halak it's all cool.Last time I saw Halak was 2 seasons ago when Huet was injured and he shut out the Bruins

And yes I heard there we're manny scouts at the game last night.

Bouwmeester and Horton that would be a great Christmas present Bob

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Bouwmeester and Horton that would be a great Christmas present Bob
Florida would have to get rid of Vokoun first.. Anderson has been playing very well for them.

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I really doubt the Habs would trade Halak now. Unless they feel comfortable with Denis in net..

I think his value will be at its peak near the trade deadline, then they can use him to get a good vet from a team who won't make the playoffs.
I can't see us not playing Price the way he's been playing.

I have a feeling that he could be part of a bigger deal. Of course I may be reading too much into it, but it's very weird.

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Do we have to hear about showcasing every time Halak gets a start? You don't believe Price could have a bit of a cold around Christmas time?

If Price isn't 100%, then cool play Halak. He was rusty last night and that showed in his rebound control, but was amazing in every other aspect. We have 2 more back to backs in December and that should bring his games played total to 4 in December. Which is just what we want.

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RDS is reporting that Price might suffer from a bit of a cold and that Halak might get the start against Tampa Bay.

If that's the case, something's brewing. The flu, maybe, but a bit of a cold?

Showcasing Halak perhaps?

http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/265071.html
I think they ARE comfortable with Denis. He's played very well in Hamilton and if Halak is part of the price to get a key component then I'm sure they'll trade him. Having said that, I'm sure Price IS just a little under the weather. As valuable as Halak is, there just isn't that big a market for goalies.

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12-10-2008, 01:01 PM
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Do we have to hear about showcasing every time Halak gets a start? You don't believe Price could have a bit of a cold around Christmas time?

If Price isn't 100%, then cool play Halak. He was rusty last night and that showed in his rebound control, but was amazing in every other aspect. We have 2 more back to backs in December and that should bring his games played total to 4 in December. Which is just what we want.
For the record, I love Halak and I think that he'll be the next Tomas Vokoun. But sitting Price two games in a row stating that he might have a bit of a cold seems very suspicious to me. If Price had the flu or was injured, I'd have absolutely no problem seeing Halak in net as I'm quite confident in him. But the way it's being reported, it's very fishy...

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Denis has been struggling in Hamilton, so no i don't think Gainey is prepared to trade Halak and callup Denis to backup Price.

Halak is going nowhere till after this season at the earliest. If Bob trades him this season it would be a huge mistake. Halak is money in the bank if Price goes down. Going into the playoffs i want Halak riding shotgun thank you very much.


After watching many many Hamilton games so far this season, I see that both goalies there are not nearly as good as Halak. If Halak was playing for Hamilton, i doubt that team would have more than 3 or 4 loses. Probably when Halak is on the bench the 3 or 4 loses would occur....

That team is stacked with good defence and very good defensive forwards complimented with great scoring depth. If Hamilton had a top goalie they would be unstopable. Desjardins is learning but small and Denis is inconsistant due to his style and abilities.


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Florida would have to get rid of Vokoun first.. Anderson has been playing very well for them.
Well that would be Martin's problem,maybe they buy him out?

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With the way Denis and Desjardins are playing, if Halak is going, Habs needs a backup goalie in return.

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Why are people jumping into conclusions like that?

Halak played very well vs. Flames, he deserves another start. Thats all.

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I really doubt the Habs would trade Halak now. Unless they feel comfortable with Denis in net..

I think his value will be at its peak near the trade deadline, then they can use him to get a good vet from a team who won't make the playoffs.
I don't think trade value is maximized at the trade deadline. By then, alot of teams have already been eliminated or have made trades. I look at what we got for Huet last year.

I think if the right deal comes along and its December, who cares? Trading for Halak now allows him to settle in on a new team. Plus, contenders and pretenders already know who they are.

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Why are people jumping into conclusions like that?

Halak played very well vs. Flames, he deserves another start. Thats all.
He doesn't deserve another start. He's the backup goalie. I think we saw how the situation early in the season when we played both turned out. Not well. If Price is not 100%, then fine. Otherwise, Price should be carrying a Brodeur-esque type of load.

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He doesn't deserve another start. He's the backup goalie. I think we saw how the situation early in the season when we played both turned out. Not well. If Price is not 100%, then fine. Otherwise, Price should be carrying a Brodeur-esque type of load.
I completely disagree.

Halak is not a typical backup goalie. He's much better than most backups and is still young with a very promising career ahead of him.

Playing one goalie in 95% of games is not a good idea. We have two excellent young guys -- that's a luxury, not a problem at this point. I'd like to see Halak get 25-30 starts this season to keep both goalies sharp. It didn't work out earlier? Maybe, but I put that on the rest of the team. Goaltending has not been a problem for us this year outside of maybe two or three sporadic games.

There is absolutely no reason to trade Halak right now.

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RDS is reporting that Price might suffer from a bit of a cold and that Halak might get the start against Tampa Bay.

If that's the case, something's brewing. The flu, maybe, but a bit of a cold?

Showcasing Halak perhaps?

http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/265071.html
I wouldn't say "showcasing" per se.

Maybe a team has real interest in him and want to see him at work, asked for it. There's a slight nuance between that and showcasing. Showcasing sounds more like showing him off to many suiters, whereas I believe that if the Habs would get rid of Halak is because a team already has interest and asked the Habs to show some of his talent at work.

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He doesn't deserve another start. He's the backup goalie. I think we saw how the situation early in the season when we played both turned out. Not well. If Price is not 100%, then fine. Otherwise, Price should be carrying a Brodeur-esque type of load.
It's not because he's a back up that you can't treat him properly.
He had a bad start vs WSH, was anxious to get back in and give a good performance. He did that yesterday after sitting out for a couple weeks.
We're playing vs the worst team in the league next game, there's no reason why he shouldn't receive a little Xmas present early and play that game. He deserves it.

Halak has a lot of potential, he's not a B level Goalie throughout the league. You have to make him play as well.


That being said, I strongly doubt Halak is going to be moved. Denis isn't doing good in AHL and Desjardins isn't ready. Unless we get a decent back up in return, Halak ain't moving.

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Why are people jumping into conclusions like that?

Halak played very well vs. Flames, he deserves another start. Thats all.
Yes that's fine but if you think about it,the Flames and Lightning are in town,if Your #1 Is Price which he is,then why would Halak be sent in against the better team?and at the same game there are 14 scouts or whatever the amounts of scouts were

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I think they ARE comfortable with Denis. He's played very well in Hamilton and if Halak is part of the price to get a key component then I'm sure they'll trade him. Having said that, I'm sure Price IS just a little under the weather. As valuable as Halak is, there just isn't that big a market for goalies.


Have you seen him the past few weeks? Since November 19th and on, he's posted like a 4.5 GAA and .850 SV%.

No way are we moving a premier goalie like Halak right now.

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Tampa's a mediocre team, so start the backup. Makes sense.

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Our whole team is being showcased to trade it for the Moscow Dynamo.

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We're just doing like the cougars do at a country bar on Friday night...

Riding the hot guy.
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