Halak set to face Habs

Jaroslav Halak says it’s great to be back in Montreal. But at the same time, the former Habs’ netminder says although Montreal felt like home when he played here, now he’s “on the other side.”

Halak says he’ll let the fans decide what kind of reaction he gets from the Bell Centre faithful when he takes to the ice tomorrow night against Carey Price and the Canadiens. Halak and the rest of the St. Louis Blues held a late-afternoon practice at the Bell Centre today.

For Halak, it was his first opportunity to “set foot” on Bell Centre ice following the trade that sent him from Montreal to St. Louis in June of 2010. As part of the trade, the Blues sent Lars Eller to the Habs. Halak says he might have a bit of a book on the Canadiens’ shooters, but at the same time, he says the Canadiens know his tendencies, too. “We’ll find out tomorrow,” said Halak.



About ahefter

I have covered hockey extensively during my 30-year sports broadcasting career. From the Miracle on Ice at Lake Placid to the Edmonton Oiler dynasty years, I've shared my views on hockey with listeners in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. You can "catch me in action" on Youtube at the following URL: My radio stops include TSN 690 Montreal, CJAD Montreal, CKNW Vancouver, and CKEY Toronto. I also ran the Canadian Press sports desk (radio). My travels as a network reporter have taken me to four Olympics, most recently Vancouver 2010. I'm currently an Applied Assistant Professor within the School of Communication at the University of Hartford.
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