In this post by Pioneer Press, they bring up some of the same problems as some other bloggers have pointed out.
Trade rumours won’t die
One that the cap numbers just wouldn’t make sense in the case of Higgins+Halak+1st rounder OR prospect….
And of course, all this stuff is just rumour. That’s it.
I kinda feel for Higgins, I mean what a way to start the year… have a nagging injury take you out of the first 6 games and then have rumours chase you around again.
As for Halak, he’s playing VERY well. Did a great job last night against the panthers. And since Price seems to be the #1 in Montreal, you can imagine Halak will be mentioned in every rumour.
Thing is, Minnesota already have a solid backup.
Risebrough and Gainey already made a minor move in the Shawn Belle – Corey Locke deal…. and it would make sense that Gaborik be moved in the East….
But I still think this is unlikely. Just a rumour.
Although, I’ll never rule anything out. Gainey and company have been doing a fine job so far.