The St. Louis Blues announced today that Jaroslav Halak has a new four-year deal.â†µ
SportsNet analyst, and Blues villain Nick Kypreos is reporting that the deal is $15 million dollars for four years, or a yearly cap hit of $3.75 million. TSN reporter Darren Dreger, who I trust since he didn't take out Grant Fuhr's knees, has the details.â†µ
St. Louis acquired Halak in June from the Montreal Canadiens for prospects Lars Eller and Ian Schultz. The deal for Halak was the first real move of new general manager Doug Armstrong.â†µ
Halak is only 25-years-old and will be the bona-fide No. 1 goalie in St. Louis. After years of searching for a top netminder and scouring the bargain bin, the world of backups itching to be starters and failed prospects, the Blues are preparing to enter the 2010-11 season with Halak as the main man.â†µ
No pressure Jaro.