Jaroslav Halak has been traded again, this time it to the New York Islanders. This is the third time this year Halak has been moved. This time it’s an attempt by the Islanders to fill a gaping hole in their net. Halak is going to become a UFA once the season is official over.
The Washington Capitals who are in the beginning stages of a slight rebuild have chosen not to waste any time attempting to sign Halak. It’s been a busy year for Halak; he came to Washington via the Buffalo Sabres who acquired him from the St. Louis Blues.
The New York Islanders are looking for something to hang their hats on, after letting Thomas Vanek and Matt Moulson slip away. The front office on the Island needs to make this happen. They gave up their fourth round pick in this year’s draft, hoping they can convince Halak that being an Islander is best for his career.
Washington needs a goalie, and the Islanders need everything. Both teams had a disappointing 2013-2014 season, and it seems both teams are going to try to make a splash in net. I think it’s smart for the Caps to start with no number one net-minder. There are goalies that will hit the market this summer. For the Islanders, it’s like I said they need to do something to sell tickets.