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Can Halak Be Even Better?

from Red Fisher of the Montreal Gazette,

Halak! Halak! Halak! People already are calling him another Ken Dryden, winner of six Stanley Cups in eight seasons. Another Patrick Roy, who led the Canadiens to their last two Cups.

You don’t volunteer for greatness. You earn it, as Dryden and Roy did leading their teams to the summit. But for now, Halak’s excellence in this first round had more than a touch of magic to it.

Remarkably, Halak stopped 131 of the 134 shots he faced in the last three games. The Canadiens scored eight times on their 66 shots.

How do you top that? Halak didn’t merely give his team a chance to win, he carried it on his slender shoulders - just as he did bringing the Canadiens into the playoffs. On the other hand, another number should tell you that his supporting cast was there for him.

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The Halakness Monster… you heard it here first folks.

Copyright 2010 Sig.

Posted by Sig from DC on 04/30/10 at 11:23 AM ET

Primis's avatar

I’ve seen this movie before.

Carey Price dies at the end.

Posted by Primis on 04/30/10 at 01:25 PM ET

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I’ve seen this movie before.

Carey Price dies at the end.

Posted by Primis on 04/30/10 at 11:25 AM ET


Ha! That’s pretty funny.

Posted by Nathan from BC on 04/30/10 at 01:41 PM ET

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