Is he going to back up Danis in Hamilton net year? If so, do you think he has a shot at being a legitimate starter in say 3 years?
Yes he'll be in Hamilton but I expect him to get a lot of starts, something like a 1a 1b situation unless one of them gets really hot. Halak was impressive in his short time in Hamilton, 3 SO's in 13 games will do that, but we'll need to see how he handles an entire season in the AHL. That said I really liked what I saw from him and now have him a lot higher then I expected he would be. Personally I like Christopher Heino, but at this point Halak has moved passed him imo. As for him being a starter in 3 years, at this point I don't think he will be but anything can happen. I expect a Price-Halak combo next year in Hamilton, so we'll see what happens.
I hope that if Halak ends up as a starter in the NHL someday it will be with the habs... not like Vokun becoming a top goalie with another team
I agree, from the few games i saw and heard on radio, i think halak can be everybit as good as vokoun. He had a few injury plauged seasons, hopefully he can turn in a solid season in hamilton and move up the ladder.
with him and Price next season, Hamiltons goaldending is pretty solid for the next few years. Also i forgot cedric desjardins, and a few others a Finn etc.(heino?)