Halak’s SP last year was .915 in 34 big league games. He’s 24-years old in May and his resume looks rock solid. SP’s down through the years include numbers like .942 (Slovakia), .927, .932 and .929 (AHL) and NHL totals like .906 (in 16 2006-07 games) and .934 (in a half dozen games during the 2007-08 season).
The idea gains momentum when adding in the fact that the Habs have all kinds of cap room along with the associated needs that come from losing your entire team to free agency.
THIS makes sense. Halak’s career is at the exact point where he’s likely to have a shot at the number 1 job in the show, and the Oilers could pick up a goalie making $800,000 in 09-10 who would be at the very least a co-number one.
I don’t know who the Habs might want in return but they have needs everywhere.