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12-15-2009, 11:52 AM
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ya thanks for ****ing us over

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i hope Halak get a starting job somewhere. He deserves it...

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12-15-2009, 11:53 AM
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sacrament should have said nothing.

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I always wonder how those "trade me now !" go public ?

Why it is not only between Gainey (and CH's management) and Halak ? How does it go to the media ?

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LMAO.... did anyone read the friggin article???

Halak told Bob, I wanna PLAY, whether I'd be IN MONTREAL OR ELSEWHERE. He asked Bob to decide.

This is not the first time to happen either, and Halak is still with us since the last time it happened.
Well he's obviously not playing in Montreal as much more than a backup this year, so what do you think he's implying with that statement?

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Trading Halak, alone, is useless IMO....he's almost worth more to the habs than trading him for a draft pick to another team. If i'm Gainey (and I often like to think I am lol) i'd package Halak + pick + young roster player to get full value for Halak
Something like Halak + D'ags and a pick maybe.

But would that be enough for a bona fide top 6 winger? I dont think so.

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LMAO.... did anyone read the friggin article???

Halak told Bob, I wanna PLAY, whether I'd be IN MONTREAL OR ELSEWHERE. He asked Bob to decide.

This is not the first time to happen either, and Halak is still with us since the last time it happened.
No I didn't read it...

I just looked at the thread title and assumed...

grrrrrrrr!

(I will read it carefully now...)

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12-15-2009, 11:56 AM
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I always wonder how those "trade me now !" go public ?

Why it is not only between Gainey (and CH's management) and Halak ? How does it go to the media ?
It's obvious that Halak requested more playing time quite some time ago. This latest bit is just to put more pressure on BG to move him. It's pretty clear.

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12-15-2009, 11:58 AM
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http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=302443

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The report indicates Gainey was looking for a top-six forward in return, but the Canadiens GM downplayed his demands.

''Let's be realistic,'' Gainey told the website. "I received a second round pick from the Washington Capitals for Cristobal Huet and the Flyers gave up a second round pick from Buffalo for Martin Biron.''

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Well he's obviously not playing in Montreal as much more than a backup this year, so what do you think he's implying with that statement?
Hmmmm THAT HE WANTS TO PLAY

Seems pretty obvious and straight forward. He didn't flatout ask for a trade. He asked Bob for an oppurtunity to play often, and that if he can't offer him this in Montreal, then to offer him the chance to do it elsewhere.

Note this is the second time Halak makes such a statement in last two years and a half. He's just sticking to his guns.

Also, like Sergei, I also found this to be an indication that he doesn't want to go to the KHL either. Halak wants to play in the NHL.

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12-15-2009, 11:59 AM
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Well he's obviously not playing in Montreal as much more than a backup this year, so what do you think he's implying with that statement?
that he wants some pie, apple or rasberry

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I hate players asking for a trade... its not to up to them

Don't trade him then unless its a good value.

Disappointed in Halak... thought he was a team guy

booooo!
I read the article and never he asked to be traded.
Halak said that he only wants to play with montreal or another team.
thats it

The title is really bad

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12-15-2009, 12:00 PM
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Bob sure is a great salesman

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HALAK IS A GM!!

It appears Canadiens general manager Jaroslav Halak wants to play more and general manager Bob Gainey is willing to accomodate him if the right offer comes along.


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12-15-2009, 12:00 PM
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LMAO.... did anyone read the friggin article???

Halak told Bob, I wanna PLAY, whether I'd be IN MONTREAL OR ELSEWHERE. He asked Bob to decide.

This is not the first time to happen either, and Halak is still with us since the last time it happened.


On another note, BG is giving exclusives to Raymond again now? It's been a really long time, maybe now Graymound will stop ******* the Habs at every turn.... or did he just make this up (I would be surprised).



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exactly, halak asked for this but once again, will not be an ass and will keep quiet during this process like he has been doing all along,

if gainey cant find a good deal then there is no way that halak is traded, gainey would then trade him in the offseason where he could sign a capable veteran backup for price...

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12-15-2009, 12:01 PM
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I read the article and never he asked to be traded.
Halak said that he only wants to play with montreal or another team.
thats it

The title is really bad
oh come on, everyone knows what it means. Wake up

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12-15-2009, 12:01 PM
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it's very logical, Olympics are in 2 months and he wants to be a starter and ready for a big tournament
besides, year after year he bailed your a$$ and never asked a single thing, it's time for him to move somewhere else where he will be better acknowledged

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12-15-2009, 12:02 PM
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Change your misleading thread title dude

HALAK SAYS HE WANTS TO PLAY MORE

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oh come on, everyone knows what it means. Wake up
Sergei Kostitsyn asked to be traded.
Halak asked to play more.

its not the same thing.
He may want to be traded
but not requested offically to be traded

thats a big difference for me

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12-15-2009, 12:05 PM
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The title of this thread is wrong - Halak never actually requested a trade, he requested playing time.

Career wise, his numbers are pretty similar to Price (.912 SV% for both goalies, .10 GAA difference, 0.06 difference in WIN%).

Admittedly, Halak hasn't had the best season to date - but he's been good enough to post a winning record. He's never really had the chance to string together 15 starts in a row on a few occasions to see if he really has the "it" factor.

Price is playing well now and hopefully he's finally hit his stride where he won't have horrible 20 game stretches anymore since that'll mean we win more games.

I'm in favour of trying to either 1) Improve the club 2) Improve the future 3) move bad contracts if we feel we won't compete. Using Halak to sweeten the deal (or be the key factor) is fine, so long as it does one of those things. Trading him for the sake of trading him would suck because he's a good player and I'd hate to see another Bryzgalov situation.

Looks like the Flyers laughed at Gainey's request though (claimed Leighton off waivers), so we'll have to look elsewhere for a team in need of a goalie.

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exactly, halak asked for this but once again, will not be an ass and will keep quiet during this process like he has been doing all along,

if gainey cant find a good deal then there is no way that halak is traded, gainey would then trade him in the offseason where he could sign a capable veteran backup for price...
Exactly, and if anyone reads this article and knows the relationship between BG and Raymond has not been good in the last 6 years, and then BG gives Raymond the scoop that Halak told him this, and that he offered him to other teams, but it went nowhere for the moment... my only conclusion is that its a PR move by BG to tell Halak "I'm trying to accomodate you, but its not working at the moment, please be patient and we'll find a solution"

BG is trying to keep Halak on his side and on his game, despite not playing a lot, despite wanting to play more, despite BG being unable (he says) to trade him.

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ya thanks for ****ing us over
Maybe you should read the article before commenting..

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I always wonder how those "trade me now !" go public ?

Why it is not only between Gainey (and CH's management) and Halak ? How does it go to the media ?
Gainey is openly commenting about it in the media, so I'd assume he has something to do with it.

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12-15-2009, 12:07 PM
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Why are you guys saying that his value dropped? One game doesn't change value and the goals allowed can be argued as not being his fault.
You didn't read the memo? A player is only as good as his last game played here.

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