Why the Philadelphia Flyers Missed Out on Jaroslav Halak

June 18th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »

Way back in December the Philadelphia Flyers were rumored to be very close to a deal with the Montreal Canadiens that would have seen Flyers sniper Jeff Carter flipped to the Habs for goaltender Jaroslav Halak.


For the Flyers, Halak represented a means to an end to the goaltending soap opera that has been running since Ron Hextall left.


For the Canadiens, Carter would have fit in nicely on their top line and answered many of their goal-scoring inadequacies.


As much as this deal would have improved both rosters, neither side pulled the trigger, so the Flyers entered the postseason with veteran goaltender Brian Boucher and waiver wire pickup Michael Leighton between the pipes.


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