Shortly after Jaroslav Halak’s agent, Allan Walsh, tweeted about his frustration with the Islanders’ three-goalie system, Elliotte Friedman reported that Halak is available.
Shortly after that, Sportsnet’s Daniel Goffenberg named the Stars as one of five teams that could be interested in adding the Islanders netminder.
The high-powered Stars have been looking for an upgrade in goal for quite some time.
CBS Sports’ Chris Peters also speculated that the Stars could be a landing place for Halak.
If there are teams out there, like perhaps the Los Angeles Kings or Ottawa Senators, that could use short-term goalie help, they might be a fit. Meanwhile, teams that have struggling goalies like the Dallas Stars andNashville Predators could be very interesting options, should they feel Halak would be a significant enough upgrade over what they have.
Halak has a $4.5 million cap hit through 2017-18, and this season, has posted a .901 save percentage and a 3.04 GAA. There’s more at the link. [CBS Sports]
It was pretty quiet in the #MDK last night, but the Blackhawks shut out the Kings 3-0. [Chicago Sun-Times]
Colton Sceviour registered a hat trick in the Panthers’ win over the Red Wings last night.
John Klingberg sent his congrats to his former teammate.
For teenagers who aren’t named Auston Matthews or Patrik Laine, a slow start to their rookie season could mean a return to juniors. [National Post]
Could the NHL still finds its way to Seattle? [Las Vegas Review-Journal]
Steve Ott has been fined for spearing Zdeno Chara.
Detroit’s Steve Ott has been fined $2,222.22, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for spearing Boston’s Zdeno Chara.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) October 30, 2016
Performance Sports Group, which owns both Bauer and Easton, will reportedly file for bankruptcy. [Wall Street Journal]
Islanders forward Shane Prince is honoring the memory of a young friend through his annual beach hockey tournament. [Puck Daddy]
P.K. Subban got into the Halloween spirit.
And not to be left out, the Canucks also got in on the fun.