Thoughts? He's one of very few backups I would trust with more time, I like him more than I did Anderson last year. In light of that Khabby season ending speculation he would be a good fit to go 50/50 with JDD but I don't think that's gonna happen.
but... Yeah. Moreau for Halak? Or even better.. Khabibulin for Halak + salary dump?
(I would probably still be gung-ho for our home drafted boys JDD and DD but Halak would be a good option to play about 40 games and let JDD take the lions share of the rest with DD getting a few games in.)
I dont see the point in trying to make a move for him. JDD has been just fine and once Bulin returns, he will be the starter and Halak would be facing less playing time again.
It creates a three headed monster when Khabby returns, if he does which is probable. I can see Halak going to the Wings or Flyers (like the article mentions). I wonder what Gainey's asking price is, back up goalies didn't get much last year. Oilers got a good prospect that turned out to be a key piece this year but that is more scouting our needs than getting the BPA.
Halak wants a trade because he wants to be a #1. Does Halak ask for another trade in a couple weeks when Bulin is back?
Khabi has started more then 50 games only once in the past 5 yrs.. and it doesnt look like he'll be starting more then that this season... Halak wants more minutes and playing behind Khabi will give him that.
I like Halak, but where does that put us once Khabibulin gets back? Even if he does need surgery, that would only be the end of his season, not the end of his career. What do we do with Halak/Deslauriers next year? What do we do with Dubnyk?
Unless we can move either Deslauriers or Khabibulin, I don't see any point in trading for Halak.