2013-14: Ryan Miller vs. Jaroslav Halak vs. Brian Elliott

The 2013-14 regular season is officially in the books. As the Blues turn their attention on the playoffs, let’s take a quick look back at the season that was. Specifically, let’s see how the three goaltenders for the Blues performed. This was the most criticized and scrutinized area on the roster, so it only makes sense to examine how things really went for the three men in the...
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Jaroslav Halak’s Agent ‘Bewildered’ Adam Oates Would Betray His Player’s Trust

The Washington Capitals are fighting for a playoff spot in the final days of the regular season, and if that wasn’t tough enough, the team also is dealing with an issue between head coach Adam Oates and starting goaltender Jaroslav Halak. Oates told reporters before Tuesday’s 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues that Halak “wasn’t 100 percent comfortable” playing against his...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaroslav Halak’s agent ‘bewildered’ Adam Oates broke trust between player, coach

Jaroslav Halak’s agent released a statement Wednesday stating that his client never told Coach Adam Oates he didn’t want to start against his former team, the St. Louis Blues. Following the morning skate in St. Louis Tuesday, Oates told reporters that Halak “just wasn’t 100 percent comfortable” facing the Blues. Halak was traded to Buffalo on Feb. 28 after playing three...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaroslav Halak's agent upset with Adam Oates, says he didn't ask out

Things are headed south faster than the politicians' approval ratings in Washington. On Tuesday Jaroslav Halak did not start when the Capitals faced the Blues in St. Louis, his former team as of a little more than a month ago. Coach Adam Oates said that Halak told him he was not comfortable facing his old team thus Braden Holtby got the start (and win). You just had to know...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Oates And Jaroslav Halak Are Not On The Same Page

from Stephen Whyno of the CP at the Winnipeg Free Press, The agent for Jaroslav Halak released a statement Wednesday saying his client never told Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates that he did not want to start against the St. Louis Blues, his former team. Oates told reporters in St. Louis on Tuesday that Halak "wasn't 100 per cent comfortable" starting against...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Coach Throws Goalie Under Bus For Not Wanting To Face Former Team

Washington Capitals goaltender Jaroslav Halak had an opportunity to play against his former team and show it why trading him prior to the March 5 NHL trade deadline was a mistake, but instead of relishing the opportunity to make a statement, he wanted no part of starting net Tuesday night. “We know the feelings when you go into your old stomping ground and it’s not always easy...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaroslav Halak asks to sit out against Blues ☆

Jaroslav Halak won’t face the Blues on Tuesday night. Spoke with Halak. He said the trade is still too fresh, didn't think he'd be able to focus on what's important: winning a game. #stlblues — Lou Korac (@lkorac10) April 8, 2014 Pretty bold and bizarre move by Halak as the Capitals are struggling to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Capitals trade for the goaltender...
Via Frozen Notes
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaroslav Halak Has “Mixed Emotions” On Returning To St. Louis

Oates said Halak told coaches he wasn’t completely comfortable facing Blues for the first time since the trade, so they’re going with Holtby — Katie Carrera (@kcarrera) April 8, 2014 Yesterday at Capitals Insider, they had this on Halak.. Halak couldn’t hide the trade that sent him from the Blues to last-place Buffalo on Feb. 28 for Ryan Miller  — six days later...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Capitals’ Halak finally gets new goalie mask

Recently acquired Washington Capitals goaltender, Jaroslav Halak, was traded twice before this season’s trade deadline. He went from St. Louis to Buffalo and then Buffalo to Washington. When Halak played his first game in Washington he had just a plain white helmet. He hinted recently about his new helmet when asked by CSN Washington insider Chuck Gormley (per Russian Machine Never...
Via DC Sports-Kings
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres: Ryan Miller trade analysis

Buffalo Sabres: Ryan Miller trade analysisThe big splash of the trade deadline came on Friday night, five days before the trade deadline, when the St. Louis Blues acquired Ryan Miller and Steve Ott from the Buffalo Sabres for Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier, a first-round draft pick in 2015 and a third-round pick in 2016. What does this mean for the Buffalo...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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