Bruins sign Jaroslav Halak

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I would be very interested in comparing this deal with Dobby's. Halak is a better goalie, IMO, so if the money is close I love it. Rask needs to b fresh to be good, and this allows them to limit his minutes.
 

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He has a career .916 save percentage including .917 in 15’ and 16’. Last year, for the Islanders he was worse (.908) but that could have been at least partially the team (both other goalies were worse). I’d love it under 3M/yr and hate it over 4.
 

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He has a career .916 save percentage including .917 in 15’ and 16’. Last year, for the Islanders he was worse (.908) but that could have been at least partially the team (both other goalies were worse). I’d love it under 3M/yr and hate it over 4.
There is absolutely no way the Bruins signed a backup to over 3, never mind over 4, when they could have just brought back Dobby at 2.5.
 

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Numbers are compatible, with the added bonus Halak played approximately 1,000 more minutes. Should be good to give Rask the break he needs.
 

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Not for nothing, but Halak’s shining moment was the 2010 playoffs, where he and Subban carried a last-team-in Habs team to the Eastern Conference Finals. My memory of that and the subsequent years for both Halak and Price was that Halak did well in a 1A/1B situation, while Price needed to be The Man. If that’s the case, Halak easily taking 30, with a chance at 35, games from Rask and doing consistently well may help everyone in the long run. The big question is if Rask is okay with that kind of split.
 

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In his last 4 years, Rask has started 70, 64, 65, and 54 games. The year before that he started 58 and won the Vezina. I think Rask's sweet spot is in the 50's, meaning that Halak should start 25-30. I'm ok with that split, and I think Rask is too.
 

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Over 25 starts, I expect Halak to be 3-4 points better than Khudobin would have been. That's roughly a seed better in the playoffs. I'm ok with paying a little more to get that.
 

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Because Halak is better at goalie than Khudobin.
Halak can push Rask much moreso than Dobby, and is a better all around goalie. He's worth the extra money, but combined the Bruins are paying $9.75m for their goaltenders which is high. Solid signing that should really help solidify their back end, even if it's a bit expensive.
 

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Halak can push Rask much moreso than Dobby, and is a better all around goalie. He's worth the extra money, but combined the Bruins are paying $9.75m for their goaltenders which is high. Solid signing that should really help solidify their back end, even if it's a bit expensive.
This is really the main point for me. I could see a situation where Halak steals the starting role from Rask (not saying it would happen) and could never see that with Anton. Halak is borderline starter material and is great insurance in case of injury/suckiness from Rask. You pay a couple extra grand for that all day.