Montreal Canadiens Trade Jaroslav Halak To St-Louis.
The Montreal Canadiens' General Manager Pierre Gauthier announced this Thursday that he concluded a trade with the St-Louis Blues. Goaltender Jaroslav Halak has been traded to the Blues for young prospects Lars Eller and Ian Schultz.
With his late season and playoff performances, Halak's value has gone up. But it seems to me that Jaroslav Halak was worth more than the two players the Canadiens acquired. Many Canadiens fans agree with me and think that Gauthier did not get enough for his goaltender.
So after saving the 2009-2010 season for his team and after he brought them against all odds to the Eastern conference final, Jaroslav Halak was shipped away for two prospects.
Goaltender Carey Price will now have to make the fans forget about Halak and his performances during the course of the next season. The Montreal Canadiens fans will expect a lot from Price and will not miss a chance to boo him should the goaltender experience some problems next season. All the pressure will be on Price.
We all knew that the Halak trade was inevitable with the salary situation in Montreal. The contract negociations with players like Tomas Plekanec and a couple of others forced Gauthier to free some space under his salary cap in order to be able to negociate.
But was it the best that Gauthier could get?
(Picture: Jaroslav Halak, Canadian Press.)