New York Islanders Roundtable: Should Halak be Traded
Would I trade Jaroslav Halak? At the moment, in the right now I would say no. Despite the outstanding performance from Griess last season that got the isles into the playoffs and the second round. I’m not one hundred percent sure Griess is ready for a full season of work.
Also how ready is J-F Berube for being the number two guy? Sure he can fill in but is ready for the load of work that would come from being backup to untested starter?
I also think about the risk of injuries and if one those two got hurt. Are the islanders ready to bring up one of the kids in the system?
With not many goalies in their farm system, that are ready, it seems reasonable to keep Halak and Griess and alternate them for now. The team will look to continue the path of last season’s success.