This trade is a real head scratcher.
WASHINGTON – The Washington Capitals have acquired goalie Cristobal Huet from the Montreal Canadiens for a 2009 second-round draft pick. The deal Tuesday comes a few hours before the deadline for making trades in the NHL.
Huet has been Montreal’s No. 1 goalie this season. The 2007 All-Star is 21-12-6 with a 2.55 goals-against average.
The Capitals’ top goalie has been Olie Kolzig, who is 21-19-6 with a 3.03 GAA.
Washington has climbed from the bottom of the NHL to within striking distance of a playoff berth.
The draft pick Montreal gets was previously acquired by Washington from Anaheim for Brian Sutherby.
This trade works out well for Washington. On the other hand I don’t get it for Montreal. The Canadiens have two very unexperienced goaltenders now, Jaroslav HalÃ¡k and Carey Price. I haven’t seen HalÃ¡k play but Price looked very green in the one game I saw him play against Florida. Montreal is 5th in the Eastern conference playoffs race, and only 1 pt out of the division lead. The East is pretty wide open, Montreal could win the conference though I was predicting them not to. Now I wouldn’t pick the Canadiens at all. This deal doesn’t make sense to me at present.
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