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Nice article on Halak. UPDATE: Halak interview, post #12

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04-27-2010, 02:47 PM
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Nice article on Halak. UPDATE: Halak interview, post #12

Chocolate milk? Really?

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/blogs/timwh...-the-guys.html

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"He learned English by watching the popular cartoon Family Guy on television as well as professional wrestling."

I'm surprised he didn't develop an extremely bizarre sense of English humour from watching that

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he drinks litres of chocolate milk!?!?!?!?!? lol. so do I, it's almost disgusting.

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"He learned English by watching the popular cartoon Family Guy on television as well as professional wrestling."

And Price is the immature one?

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That's what I find hilarious as well...he learned his english from Family Guy and drinks chocolate milk. He's like a little kid!

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Halak is adorable and seems like a nice hard working dude. That was a nice read.

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I bet he sings showtunes while in front of the nets

There's a eerie resemblance between Halak and Stewie Griffin, but that's just ok as great goalies need huge egos, remember Halak's favorite player growing up? Our very own King.

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This article just reminded me. Price went from WHL-AHL Playoffs-NHL

Halak did his time in QMJHL-ECHL-AHL-NHL. Maybe it explains why halak has been able to focus his talent better.

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This article just reminded me. Price went from WHL-AHL Playoffs-NHL

Halak did his time in QMJHL-ECHL-AHL-NHL. Maybe it explains why halak has been able to focus his talent better.



WTH are you talking about?

Halak took that path because he was Europeen.

Price dominated the AHL at age 19 because he had already learned the technique fitting to the North American style. Age and experience is what makes Halak "focus his talent better". Wait till Price is at least the same age as Halak's breakout season before comparing the path they took. Age is way more important.

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Really good article. I've been a fan of both goalies for a long time. Last season, i wanted to see more of Halak when Price was playing more. This season was the opposite. With these play off series, I have to admit, I'm a lot more in favor of Halak.

I still think Price has a lot of potential and needs to work on a few things to get there. I wish we can keep em both. As I think they'll both become great goalies and we'll be able to keep one and trade the other for a great value. But I highly doubt that's going to happen. And for now, I think Halak deserves the #1 goalie on this team. He's done a lot for us. Always like the kid after he was in the shadow for so many years.

I'm incredibly happy he's being successful. He's worked hard to gain respect and for people to acknowledge him. He finally has it.

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WTH are you talking about?

Halak took that path because he was Europeen.

Price dominated the AHL at age 19 because he had already learned the technique fitting to the North American style. Age and experience is what makes Halak "focus his talent better". Wait till Price is at least the same age as Halak's breakout season before comparing the path they took. Age is way more important.
I'm aware, notice my avatar? I'm more of a price fan. I'm just saying, remember they kept mentioning 'ups and downs' a goalie will face in a career. I think halak benefited from being brought up slowly whereas price was declared savior(he really was, huet was traded) at a young age. A lot of pressure and the experience was missing. Price is a very good goalie even if Halak is playing better. I just don't find it crazy to say halak was brought up slowly and learned to manage his consistency and performance without 21273 fans + in his face or booing him.

These things matter big time. Halak got more seasoning. While Price deserved the call up at the time, I still feel halak had to work harder to get here and maybe he's in a better situation because of it.

That being said, I still want Price long term.

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http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=527188

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I know most hockey players are very modest, but jeeze jaro take some credit for yourself. Team this, luck that.

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I know most hockey players are very modest, but jeeze jaro take some credit for yourself. Team this, luck that.
" I was lucky; on most saves, I slipped, I lost balance...on that shot from Corvo, I was actually trying to catch a mosquito that had been annoying the hell out of me; I didn't even see the Caps coming "

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" I was lucky; on most saves, I slipped, I lost balance...on that shot from Corvo, I was actually trying to catch a mosquito that had been annoying the hell out of me; I didn't even see the Caps coming "
Nice. That about sums up the general tone. The reporter really wanted to corner him. Good thing he didn't pull a Pleks.

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This made me laugh:

Question: What did you like about your game tonight?

Halak: You know, the win, that's what I liked about the game.

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drinking a litre of chocolate milk for our boy halak right now. mmmm.

go habs go.

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