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Halak traded to Blues

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In summary, this was a gambling situation, either play it safe with option A. And try to sign both goalies, which either 1) They lose Halak for absolutely nothing or 2) they sign him to a pretty contract, lose Plekanec or a shot at a big name free agent and hope that he can provide the same level of goaltending.

He is a RFA

Edited by dragonballgtz

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:huh:

My original comment meant that his value isn't going to be higher. The odds of him living up to what he did in the playoffs is not very high.

I'm coming off a 12 hour shift, I'm surprised you even got that far in my rambling haha.

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Very, very happy with this trade.

Eller could turn into a pretty good forward, but he's not there yet..and he's unproven at the NHL level.

St. Louis may have just solved their goaltending concerns for quite some time if Halak is the real deal. He's only 25.

I'd trade a decent unproven forward prospect for a young goaltender with NHL experience and great numbers any day of the week. Great goaltenders are hard to acquire, and great young goaltenders? Forget about it.

Time will tell with this trade. Is Halak a flash in the pan? Will Eller be a superstar? Who knows...but RIGHT NOW, the Blues easily come out as the winners in this trade.

Bring on training camp!

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Guest mindfly

I'll ask again..anyone know what Halak's salary/cap number is in st.louis?

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I'll ask again..anyone know what Halak's salary/cap number is in st.louis?

He is a RFA. He hasn't signed an extension with the Blues yet.

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Guest mindfly

He is a RFA. He hasn't signed an extension with the Blues yet.

When is he going to do that? is there a deadline?

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When is he going to do that? is there a deadline?

Only for qualifying offers, hence the little 'mixup' in Chicago last year. Well, I suppose there is a deadline for the Blues to sign Halak before he becomes a UFA. Of course that's next summer IIRC, so don't count on Halak being a UFA anytime soon.

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