The Montreal Canadiens are reportedly trying to trade Jaroslav Halak, but he's been playing so well that they may need him to make a playoff run, the Montreal Gazette reports.
That brings us back to a rumor that was buzzing a few months ago, that has the Habs moving Carey Price -- not Halak.
For now, though, teams are inquiring about Halak. The Philadelphia Flyers appear to have talked a lot about a trade that would send backup goalie Jaroslav Halak to Philly, and one way this might work is if the Flyers send over Claude Giroux.
Previously, the Flyers apparenlty nixed a trade that would send Jeff Carter over to the Habs, the Ottawa Sun reports. Now, the Boston Globe reports GM Paul Holmgren will try to trade Simon Gagne or Daniel Briere, though it'll be hard given their salaries.
It was thought Giroux wasn't on the block, but as Team 990's Eric Engels writes, the Flyers will have to give up something valuable for Halak and that just might be Giroux.
Previously, Spector wrote that the Habs are looking for a scorer, but they'll have to package a pick with Halak to land one.
Habs GM Bob Gainey feels Halak deserves to be a starting goalie, so he may be looking for as much as a top-six forward.
Also rumored to be interested are the St. Louis Blues and Detroit Red Wings. The Wings have a long-term and short-term option; the Blues may be interested in a younger goalie (both their goalies are 33) but the veterans are playing very well thus far.