New York Islanders Roundtable: Should Halak be Traded
I’m not sure how to answer a question about whether the Isles should trade Halak. You would have to tell me who is coming back the other way.
If you listed every NHL player in order of greatness, from Crosby to… Strait, where do you draw the line and say, “I would trade Halak for everyone above, but not anyone below”? Remember, that guy coming back has to improve the team, the team that just traded it’s starting goalie.
I think you draw that line so high up, that no team would make that deal with you. Think about this, if the Oilers would have done it, we all would have traded Jaro for Eberle in a second this summer.
Do you think the Isles have a chance at better playoff success with Eberle and Greiss? You would have to REALLY trust Greiss.
So would I trade Halak? Absolutely. But I doubt there is a deal out there.