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Blues Fans React To The Halek Deal

If Canadiens fans were a little ambivalent about the Halak deal, Blues fans—namely our own Brad Lee—are excited to have a goaltender for more than a year at a time.

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Notice how few seasons see only two guys play in net? That’s pretty disturbing. And having Conklin under contract for one more season is a good thing. He could be a steadying influence on Halak this coming year.

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That list of unmemorable goaltending with more than 20 names in 15 seasons. It’s sad how many seasons saw Jamie McLennan and Reinhard Divis stick around sandwiched between a new plan to find a No. 1 goaltender about every season and a half.

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Right off the bat, the 25-year-old Halak gives the Blues potential for longterm stability in net the Blues haven’t enjoyed since Joseph became a starter during the first George Bush presidency – as in George Herbert Walker Bush.

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