New York Islanders Roundtable: Should Halak be Traded
Halak is coming through in the World Cup and that’s good news for the Islanders. The recovery from his injury was definitely a concern but he’s shown the kind of play we got in Oct/Nov 2014. The issue with Halak is consistency.
While I’d like to see the Islanders unload his salary, I don’t think it’s a good idea to trade him now. I like Greiss but to throw all our eggs into his basket on his one good/career year seems like too big a risk and a little foolish. Halak takes the Isles to Sorokin.
I also don’t think Halak alone brings the caliber of winger the Isles need either so the package would have to be a big one. What teams need a starting goalie and would they be willing to take on Halak’s salary and inconsistency (esp when guys like Bishop may be/become available)?
Would I? For a stellar winger/right price, I’d consider it but I don’t think it’s feasible.