TSN has reported that goaltender Jaroslav Halak has been acquired by the St. Louis Blues. Thus far there is no report on the return, but Halak has recently aided the Canadiens in reaching the Stanley Cup Conference Finals. Dealing him when his value is high could be either beneficial or disastrous should Carey Price not be able to handle the load. The Habs received Lars Eller and Ian Schultz in return.
Eller was drafted 13th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He is a 6’1″ 200lbs Danish center who spent the year between the Blues and their affiliate, Peoria Riverman. In his 70 games with Peoria, Eller posted 18 goals and 57 points with 84 penalty minutes. In his 7 appearances with the Blues, he scored two goals.
A 6’3″ 210lbs right winger for the Calgary Hitman, Schultz is known for his aggressive play, ability to score and his fighting. In his final year with the Hitman, Schultz posted 24 goals, 55 points and 150 penalty minutes. He was selected 87th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Blues.
Do you think the Habs got enough in return for a goaltender who helped them reach the Eastern Conference Finals?