Gauthier Made The Best Move at The Best Time: Halak Headed to St. Louis

June 18th, 2010 by Mike MacDonald Leave a reply »
While I was surprised to see the Montreal Canadiens move Jaroslav Halak before the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, I was not surprised to see him traded to a club that desperately needed goaltending.

Montreal GM Pierre Gauthier and his staff made a move to send Halak to the St. Louis Blues in return for Lars Eller and Ian Schultz.

While most Habs fans are livid with Gauthier and Co., I am not.

Halak had a superior playoff run with the Habs as the team upset two of the leagues better clubs on route to an Eastern Conference final with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Halak was a big part of that run, and in the opinion of most people, it was figured that he would get the keys to the company bathroom along with a few million dollars of spending money this off season as a reward.

Instead he was given a ticket out of town.

Why? Isn't good goaltending the item every team needs to win a Stanley Cup?

The Habs have a wealth of goaltending and needed to figure some sort of action plan as free agency is looming. Halak along side of Carey Price, are both restricted free agents come July 1st.

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