3. Halak’s performance level is declining
Halak’s glorious playoff performances back in the 2010 playoffs whilst a member of the Montreal Canadiens are far gone. As to be expected with an aging goaltender, the performance level on the ice is declining rapidly.
In 11 appearances this season, the 271st pick from the 2003 draft is having the worst statistical performances of his career. His .899 save percentage, the lowest of his career, paired with his 2.93 goals against average, the second worst number in his career, make for quite a damning liability in between the pipes.
The hope with signing Halak was that’d he provide reliable showings in relief of Demko, but that has far from been the case.
Father Time always wins and he appears to have caught up to Halak in his 16th season in the NHL.
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