How Are Some Of The Ex’s Doing?

Jaroslav Halak, as we all know, is playing extremely well in St. Louis with a meagre 1.71 GAA, two shutouts, and a record of 6 wins, 1 loss, and 1 overtime loss. 

And how are some of the other ex-Habs doing in their NHL careers?

In Anaheim, Saku Koivu has 2 goals and 2 assists, Kyle Chipchura 0-0, and Paul Mara 0-0.

Michael Ryder in Boston has 2 goals and 3 assists.

In Calgary, Alex Tanguay sits at 4-4.

Tom Kostopoulos in Carolina is 1-1 and Sergei Samsonov is 2-0.

Dallas’ Mike Ribiero is 0-9.

Chris Higgins in Florida is 1-1.

In Minnesota, Guillaume Latendresse has notched 3-3.

Sergei Kostitsyn is 1-0 in Nashville and his teammate Francis Bouillon is 0-2.

The Senators’ Alex Kovalev has 3 goals and 2 assists so far.

Dominic Moore with Tampa Bay is 4-1.

And in Toronto, Mike Komisarek is 1-3 and Mikhail Grabovski 0-4.

9 thoughts on “How Are Some Of The Ex’s Doing?”

  1. Dennis, there are a couple of other guys who have had a good start this season…

    Guillaume Latendresse is performing well in Minny with 3-3 in eight games.

    And one of Halak’s teamates who is also an ex-Hab, isn’t doing too shabby either. Matt D’Agostini, has 4-2 after nine games.

    He’s the only player in the NHL with four goals with an average time on ice of under 11 minutes. And his shots per centage – at 33% – puts him sixth in the league.

  2. And the Blues went on to beat the Sharks 2-0 last night giving You-Know-Who his third shutout of the season and earning him the first star of the game.

  3. Dennis, the Halak trade was neither Price’s fault nor Lars Eller’s. But all of the pressure seems to be falling on both of their young shoulders.

    It was Pierre Gauthier’s decision and it was based mainly on the fact that Halak’s agent, Allan Walsh, made it clear sometime in the middle of last season that his client wanted to be traded. Also, the realities of the salary cap made it impossible to keep Price, Halak and also sign Plekanec.

    Maybe the team could have gotten more for Halak but historically goalies do not fetch as much as you might think. Chris Boyle from EOTP did some excellent research on the subject in this piece:

    http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/2010/11/1/1779550/goaltender-trade-value

    I really wish we could have kept Halak. But he never would have signed with Montreal if Price was still competing with him for the number one spot. And his agent certainly would have demanded a hefty salary well above the amount Halak signed for in St. Louis.

    And it does hurt to see Halak playing so spectacularly. I almost wish he’d start to suck a bit.

    March 10th will be interesting. That’s the night the Habs meet up to play the Blues in St. Louis.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if Price gets a shutout and Lars Eller a hat trick?

    The season is young; and with a little luck we may still get to enjoy a Hollywood ending for our Habs.

    Stay tuned.

  4. Danno, I’m sort of hoping Halak starts to suck too. And what you say about the realities of keeping both and also of getting great players for goalies is excellent. We got very little for Patrick Roy too. The season is young and hopefully Eller will get going and things fall into place and all will be right in Habs universe.

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