Halak, while in Blue:
* Is a no-show to the playoffs in the last two years and the one game he played in, he lost.
* Owns ZERO franchise records.
Allow me to pick this apart for a second.
1) Jaro did lose his only playoff game as a Blue....in overtime. It's not like they got blown out.
2) He's abeen a 'no show' in the playoffs due to injury, not performance.
3) If I'm not mistaken, Jaro Halak that owns 'zero' franchise record actually owns the franchise records for most shutouts, passing Mr. Glenn Hall.
1. He still lost, blowout or otherwise.
2. True and I'll conceded this, but you're injured EVERY year for the playoffs save one game? How does that help us?
Mind, he's been a Blue for three years and Elliott has been our go-to guy. Now, maybe if Halak wasn't injured (What exactly is this injury that plagues him, anyway? Or are they different injuries?), he'd have done more or gotten more hardware, but we're seeing his numbers and he's got those of an NHL-calibre goaltender, nothing elite, nothing special.
3. You don't rank that until AFTER the season is over. Halak may get injured again or may end up with a bad run and Elliott gets 4 or 5 shutouts and takes #1. If the season ended right now, yes, Halak owns ONE record. But that's shutouts. Who owns the Save percentage and the GAA franchise record? I know that's being picky bitchy, but if we're going to sit down and lay out who has what, Halak doesn't have enough of anything to demand the money he's being paid. Based on hardware, records and statistics, Brian Elliott, on the other end, should be the one paid 4m, not Halak. Yet Ells gets bitched out at every opportunity for all sorts of things. No, he's not a starter, but he's reliable, durable and has accomplished enough to state the case that we should hold on to him. A Brian Elliott on sync is a VERY dangerous thing, almost like Quick in the playoffs. We saw that side of him where he shot to the stars and didn't fall down for a while. He has the ability to do that because he plays a solid system that is virtually impenetrable when his mind is in the right place. Halak lacks this ability.
Saying all of this, I think Halak is having a fantastic year and he's looked really damn good. This isn't about hating on him, it's about me saying I love him, but I love winning a Stanley Cup more and would be willing to pay any cost for the Note to win one, including trading him or anyone else to improve our chances and maybe find the missing piece of the puzzle.
If we have the ability, I'd want the best in goal, not what we can afford and right now we're in a unique position where we could upgrade in a few ways, give up some depth to have an improvement. This is how teams win championships.