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02-28-2008, 12:30 PM
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Halak's thoughts about the call-up

Halak hopes to give Price a battle
PAT HICKEY , The Gazette
Published: Thursday, February 28, 2008

http://www.canada.com/topics/sports/...08e209&k=65554

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...."It was a surprise to me," said Halak, who was practising with the Bulldogs in Hamilton Tuesday morning when coach Don Lever told him to leave the ice.

"I didn't know what was happening," Halak said, "I thought maybe I was traded, but then they told me I was going to Montreal and I was happy."

Halak returns to Montreal as the backup to Price, who is universally regarded as the goaltender of the future.

But Halak returns to Montreal knowing positions can change.

"Last year, I came here as the backup and ended up playing most of the games," he noted. "I proved to myself that I can play and, hopefully, I can play even better this year."

And Halak said he sees himself with a dual role - to support Price when the rookie is in nets and to push him.

"Every No. 2 wants to be No. 1," Halak said. "I just hope I get a chance to start some games."....

I love the attitude from both Price and Halak going into the new goaltending era. Price, who has stated he is ready to be a starter, and Halak, who also considers himself as a possible No.1.

I think we are in for a real treat watching these guys.

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What a time to be alive. Couldn't be happier with ma boyz.

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Most people on here (non Hab fans) see Halak as nothing more than a punchline. But dude is an excellent goalie. I think Gainey is a big Halak fan.

Not bad for a, what was he? Like a 25th round pick a few years ago?

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Halak is a good kid.

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1st AHL Season: 2.29 0.927
2nd AHL season: 2.00 0.932
3rd AHL Season: 2.10 0.929

And don't forget he had atrocious stats to start the year in Hamilton, so to see him with such sparkling stats late in the season means he's really been hot lately

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To Washington : Cristobal Huet

To Mtl :Wash 2nd rounder and the probability that Halak doesn't fly to Europe.

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I like this alot, thanks for the post.

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I love Halak, and I love how underrated he is by other fans. The guy has the potential to be a top goaltender. I'd love to see a Price-Halak duo playing 40 games each next season.

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Halak like majority of the Montreal drafties have improved.
A good player improves and shows it from the get go in the NHL. Halak proved it last year.

He's going to really push Carey for that #1 and that only makes it better for the Habs. He'll probably get 6-8 starts of the remaining 18 games.

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To Washington : Cristobal Huet

To Mtl :Wash 2nd rounder and the probability that Halak doesn't fly to Europe.
What's what I said when Huet was traded but everyone scoffed at me.

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1st AHL Season: 2.29 0.927
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3rd AHL Season: 2.10 0.929
His stats in every league he's played are incredibly, incredibly encouraging.

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To Washington : Cristobal Huet

To Mtl :Wash 2nd rounder and the probability that Halak doesn't fly to Europe.
you guys realise we could get a 1st and a 2nd for Halak or Price in 08 or 09 if both goalies play hot?

Gainey is just giving himself a chance to Maximise his assets!

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To Washington : Cristobal Huet

To Mtl :Wash 2nd rounder and the probability that Halak doesn't fly to Europe.
very good point.

Halak is going to be a really good NHL goaltender IMO. I have that feeling about him.

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1st AHL Season: 2.29 0.927
2nd AHL season: 2.00 0.932
3rd AHL Season: 2.10 0.929

And don't forget he had atrocious stats to start the year in Hamilton, so to see him with such sparkling stats late in the season means he's really been hot lately
Halak has been dominant in every minor leagues levels that he played. he was pretty impressive also last season with the Habs.

I just hope we won't loose him for nothing. He has the potential of a Vokoun or a Toskala.

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I love this kid. He is going to be a great goalie in the NHL, no doubt. I just hope Carbo gives him a few games.

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What's what I said when Huet was traded but everyone scoffed at me.

Not me, I said the same thing and agreed with you.

I would have loved to have gotten more than a 2nd rounder for Huet but the market spoke. And more importantly, we've got Halak in the NHL to develop further instead of rotting in the AHL and getting annoyed.

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What's what I said when Huet was traded but everyone scoffed at me.

Not me, I said the same thing and agreed with you.

I would have loved to have gotten more than a 2nd rounder for Huet but the market spoke. And more importantly, we've got Halak in the NHL to develop further instead of rotting in the AHL and getting annoyed.
He will continue developing as long as he is PLAYING.

In the last 18 games, I hope he will start 4 or 5 of them.

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Halak has been dominant in every minor leagues levels that he played. he was pretty impressive also last season with the Habs.

I just hope we won't loose him for nothing. He has the potential of a Vokoun or a Toskala.
I beg to differ.

Halak has the potential to be a Top-5 NHL goalie. And he also has the potential to be a better goalie than Price.

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I beg to differ.

Halak has the potential to be a Top-5 NHL goalie. And he also has the potential to be a better goalie than Price.
No. I think your expectations of Halak are very high.

Price has more raw talent, and he has something you can't teach: size.

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I too think Halak has the POSSIBILITY to be better than Price.

But if I had to bet, I'd put my money on Carey.

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Well I think we will see him get a game in the back-to-back this weekend. It is kind of funny that other fans see Halak as chopped liver. Really, they just don't know anything about him. He might be better off than most of the big name goalie prospects.

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I'd like to see how he improved over last year when he helped us stay alive. Hope he got more confident against NHL shots and players crashing the net. He seemed weak on point shots and deflections last year.

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biggest difference I notice

is that both Price and Halak have MUCH better rebound control then Huet and especially Abeshiar ever did. That's going to make a huge differnce for our D. Especially price - the guy is like a big soft pillow when it comes to rebounds.

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is that both Price and Halak have MUCH better rebound control then Huet and especially Abeshiar ever did. That's going to make a huge differnce for our D. Especially price - the guy is like a big soft pillow when it comes to rebounds.
And puck control.

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