I thought Fernandez was a decent #1. I'm really surprised he'd be a backup,... with a 2 way deal...
And that is why this hole rumor is just plain BS. Why would you sign your backup goalie to a 2 way deal for 1 year and why would Manny, who wanted to retire after last season, even consider this exactly?
I would have offered him the same contract that Sanford was offered, so it doesn't bother me or surprise me in the least that Gainey might have done so. It also wouldn't surprise me that Fernandez would turn it down, and we'd end up with Sanford instead. It's all good.
At some point, Halak will be traded either in a package for an upgrade at another position or for a draft pick. It's no secret he'd like to play somewhere where he has an opportunity to start and that won't happen in Montreal given Price's status and age. I can see Bob trading Halak as a favor as long as Bob can land a capable backup (i.e. Fernandez).
Could be a very cheap option as a back up to Price if Halak were to be traded. If signed I'm sure it signals that Gainey is trading Halak, with Sanford signed as well we won't see Desjardins in the ECHL.
Originally Posted by TheCH
When Halak leaves this team, he will go on to have a better career then Price.
Halak will be another Garon.
Last edited by Habs10Habs: 08-08-2009 at 12:19 AM.