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Written By: Mark ôThe Hard Hitterö Ritter

About three weeks ago, various reports surfaced suggesting that the Montreal Canadiens were offering goaltender Jaroslav Halak to the Philadelphia Flyers. It was never confirmed which players the Canadiens were asking for in return, but the asking price was thought to start with Jeff Carter and perhaps a draft pick.

On the surface, sending Carter to the Canadiens for Halak seemed a steep price to pay for a goaltender that, for the bulk of his career, has been looked upon as a backup goalie.

Fast-forward to today and youÆd find that the NHL has announced Halak as its first star of the week and, given his solid performance, Halak may have disposed of his ôbackupö label.

Halak, who went 3-0 last week, stopping ...

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