The St. Louis Blues introduced their new goalie yesterday and if there was a goalie who could handle the burden of getting this hockey team back into the upper echelon of the Western Conference, the Blues think they have their man.
The 25 year old Jaroslav Halak led all playoff goalies with a .923 save percentage and made a name for himself when he was stellar in leading the 8th seeded Montreal Canadiens past the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins. Montreal decided to hang onto Carey Price and shipped Halak to the Blues for two prospects.
Blues president John Davidson, thinks the found their goaltender of the future by signing the Slovakian to a four year deal. “He helped Montreal get in the playoffs, he played well in the playoffs, he played well in the Olympics. We’re just simply excited to have him here in St. Louis. Our research tells us about his demeanor, which is very solid. He’s one of those players who loves to play, loves to battle. He works extremely hard in practice, understands the position. At his age, we feel the best is ahead of him.”