"A wealth of riches"
That is a quote from Darren Dreger of TSN. I wonder if Darren thinks it is possible to have too much money or too many friends?
Difficult to think Boo-hoo for the poor Hab's Fans but the sudden attention to Carey Price and the desire to bring him up more quickly than originally anticipated creates a conundrum for the Habs and their faithful.
The problem is that Huet and Halak are still relatively unknown commodities. Except for a small stumble last fall Huet has been "lights out" since his emergence at the 2/3rds mark in the 05-06 season right up until his injury last season. Halak turned the 'lost season' into the 'almost not-lost season' with his strong play. Are either of these guys capable of being a true #1 goalie for a full NHL season... Is Price?
The answer is that all three just might be and there are NHL teams with goaltending scenarios that would thrust any and all of these Guys into a starting role from game one of the 07/08 season.
For whatever my opinion is worth I say give both Huet & Halak a shot at number one but ensure that they both have enough opportunity to shine as trade bait then move one and bring up Price to see some "NHL pine" as a back up. By that time many of the aforementioned "Goalie challenged" teams will be hungry for a trade. Maybe it will be Tampa and we can talk about one of the "big three" - hey a boy can dream can't he?