New York Islanders Roundtable: Should Halak be Traded
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This is a topic that I went back and forth on myself. Although I see the potential benefits of trading Jaroslav Halak, it would be in the Islanders best interest to keep him. Combined Thomas Greiss and Halak are a $6 million cap hit.
You’re getting two starting goalies for the price of one. Granted, neither Halak nor Greiss are elite but they are good enough to get by with.
In the long term, it looks like Ilya Sorokin is the goalie of the future, and Halak and Greiss are more than adequate placeholders.
The current tandem allows the Islanders to continue to be competitive while not getting locked into a veteran goalie. With Sorokin waiting in the wings they should just keep what they have now. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.