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Candiens Made A Tough Decision

from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,

Sure there’s going to be extra angst in Montreal today. That’s extra, because when it comes to the Montreal Canadiens, the most successful team in the history of hockey, angst is a daily reality no matter the circumstances.

But the trading of goalie Jaroslav Halak today to St. Louis for prospects Lars Eller and Ian Schultz is sure to cause dismay among those who saw in Halak this spring the next Ken Dryden or the next Patrick Roy, rather than the next Steve Penney.

The Habs, way back when, didn’t deal Dryden right after he stunned the Boston Bruins in the ‘71 playoffs, did they?

Well, that was then is and this is now, a salary cap era in which tough decisions that don’t necessarily have to do with the respective talents of players have to be made regularly.

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