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07-07-2010, 03:26 PM
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Halak just interviewed on team 990

with Marinaro...in a brief nutshell

-would've come back to play with habs at same contract offer he received from Bues
-would've been ok playing with price
-never got a call from habs to discuss contract after season (we all knew this)
-thinks gionta should be captain

of course habs couldn't afford to tie up 6 mill + in goalies -
at least and pay pleks.
great player and humble guy

good luck Jaro

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with Marinaro...in a brief nutshell

-would've come back to play with habs at same contract offer he received from Bues
-would've been ok playing with price
-never got a call from habs to discuss contract after season (we all knew this)
-thinks gionta should be captain

of course habs couldn't afford to tie up 6 mill + in goalies -
at least and pay pleks.
great player and humble guy

good luck Jaro
Didn't he want out midway through the season because he wanted to be #1?

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Don't care about but's or if's. The only good part is we now have another former teammate who thinks Gionta should be captain.

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It's going to be hard to root against Halak in St. Louis

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Didn't he want out midway through the season because he wanted to be #1?
exactly lol. i dont buy what he is saying about willing to coexist with price

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Didn't he want out midway through the season because he wanted to be #1?
If the org operated logically, he would've started this year as the undisputed #1. I don't think he would've had a problem with that.

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Didn't he want out midway through the season because he wanted to be #1?
Actually, no.

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Didn't he want out midway through the season because he wanted to be #1?
Pretty much what I was gonna say..although he never actually said he wanted out, just that he wanted to play more.
I have a hard time believing he would have been okay with that.

Not calling him a liar..but it's easy to say a lot of things when you know it's not going to happen.

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Actually, no.
Actually yes. Gauthier confirmed after the season that Halak wanted to be moved so he had a chance to become #1 and the habs tried to accommodate him.

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Don't care about but's or if's. The only good part is we now have another former teammate who thinks Gionta should be captain.
This.

Gio for captain!

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Actually yes. Gauthier confirmed after the season that Halak wanted to be moved so he had a chance to become #1 and the habs tried to accommodate him.
yes but not midway through the season

In december he asked if he could play or else he would like a trade.

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If the org operated logically, he would've started this year as the undisputed #1. I don't think he would've had a problem with that.
Halak was at maximal value and would probably have seen his value drop if they kept him. They didn't trade him for peanuts; they purposely targetted Eller and got him. It's probably possible that Gauthier could have gotten a more proven forward, but he also probably really, really liked Eller.

Halak's value after this playoff run was the highest it would get. People apparently have very, very short memories so if he had faltered even a little bit, his playoff run's shine would have worn off. Think the goalie market is bad now? Imagine how poor the market for Halak is after overly emotional fans and managers realize Halak isn't the second coming of Hasek. I think Halak's tremendous playoff run pretty much sealed his fate.

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yes but not midway through the season

In december he asked if he could play or else he would like a trade.
Regardless, he still asked to be moved because he wasn;t guarenteed the #1 job.

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marinaro asked him, and he said he wanted to play more. when he did, a trade became moot. so he was fine (or so he says) going into next year as kind of the no. 1 and prepared to keep battling. of course...it's a bit of a trick answer because if he had signed the same contract he had with the Blues, he would've been our no.1 with price coming back on (probably) an rfa qualifier

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It's going to be hard to root against Halak in St. Louis
yea
people will be mocking Careys name instead of Halak when they face at Bell Centre


(not saying they should mock Halaks name, but you know how it works)

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Halak was at maximal value and would probably have seen his value drop if they kept him. They didn't trade him for peanuts; they purposely targetted Eller and got him. It's probably possible that Gauthier could have gotten a more proven forward, but he also probably really, really liked Eller.

Halak's value after this playoff run was the highest it would get. People apparently have very, very short memories so if he had faltered even a little bit, his playoff run's shine would have worn off. Think the goalie market is bad now? Imagine how poor the market for Halak is after overly emotional fans and managers realize Halak isn't the second coming of Hasek. I think Halak's tremendous playoff run pretty much sealed his fate.
good post. i would also add...goat wasn't going to trade jaro in the east. no matter what. further, hickey has a piece in the gazette today that philly has always wanted price not Jaro. so philly was probably never in the conversation.

i love jaro, but i'm also happy with a 21 yo 6'2 center who will hopefully put up good numbers and a 20 yo 6'3 winger with big time character who can fight and check

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What I like about Halak is that he was confident in his abilities and wanted to play. Can't blame a guy for asking for a trade so that he can play. I've always found him to be a classy guy and I'll always cherish the time that he played here.

That having been said, I hope Price gives me a reason to cherish his time here too

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Actually yes. Gauthier confirmed after the season that Halak wanted to be moved so he had a chance to become #1 and the habs tried to accommodate him.
Confirmed that he wanted to be moved, or wanted to play more whether it was in Montreal or elsewhere if absolutely necessary? I've provided numerous links to the latter in threads, and have yet to see anyone provide a link to anything suggesting it was a straight up "get me out of here" demand. I'll leave that up to you.

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It's going to be hard to root against Halak in St. Louis
Agreed. This was the guy I got behind for the playoffs and I can't see myself turning on him, especially since I have nothing against St. Louis.

Good luck to him, glad he's being a good guy. I still can't believe they didn't resign him.

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So apparently Halak was holding out for more money to cover taxes in Quebec () and yet the team made no attempt to negotiate a contract.

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Didn't he want out midway through the season because he wanted to be #1?
No, he wanted to get the playing time that reflected his contributions to the team. He was not happy playing second fiddle to Price despite playing better. Going in to his first season with a deal here, he would have most likely been #1.

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http://www.gazblogs.com/habsinsideou...e/gauthier.MP3

Question:

"did that trade demand of earlier in the year stay on the table after the playoffs"

Gauthier
"that never came back"

paraphrased it.

listen to the interview yourselves...I'm at work.

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http://www.gazblogs.com/habsinsideou...e/gauthier.MP3

Question:

"did that trade demand of earlier in the year stay on the table after the playoffs"

Gauthier
"that never came back"

paraphrased it.

listen to the interview yourselves...I'm at work.
"that trade demand" is the interviewer's choice of words. It was an ultimatum of sorts asking to be played more, but let's not pretend like he flat out asked to get out of Montreal because no one has links to anything of the sort.

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http://www.gazblogs.com/habsinsideou...e/gauthier.MP3

Question:

"did that trade demand of earlier in the year stay on the table after the playoffs"

Gauthier
"that never came back"

paraphrased it.

listen to the interview yourselves...I'm at work.
there are just some people you cant convince.. let it go.

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"that trade demand" is the interviewer's choice of words. It was an ultimatum of sorts asking to be played more, but let's not pretend like he flat out asked to get out of Montreal because no one has links to anything of the sort.
Well let's look at the situation now.

You said Halak demanded to play here or elsewhere. Gainey looked for elsewhere. Halak never confirmed whether or not he asked to be traded, said it was between his agent and the management. "Here or elsewhere"....hmmmm Gainey said he tried to "fulfill" Halak's "wish" to play, but the market was not great.

Gauthier said that the "demand for a trade" never came back. Which means something was there bcause he never denied that there wasn't a demand and did not clarify the reporter, which he is not afraid to do as he has done it in the past at the deadline.

Let's continue beating around the bush shall we. Okay, regardless, Halak was 'according to his interview today, he was ready to play along side Price", but during the year he wanted to play as a #1 here or elsewhere. There is still a tension as to what Halak said back in December and what he is saying now.


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exactly lol. i dont buy what he is saying about willing to coexist with price
When he requested to play more he had played something like one game in the last 30 days. After he started getting the majority of the starts I really doubt he asked for a trade again...the guy just wanted a chance and I think he more than earned that.

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