• Jaroslav Halak asks out of start vs. St. Louis Blues, former teammates

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Apr 9, 2014
    So it shouldn’t be too surprising that Jaroslav Halak asked Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates not to play him against his former team, the St. Louis Blues, on Tuesday night. The agent for Jaroslav Halak released a statement Wednesday saying his client never told Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates that he did not want to start against the St. Louis Blues, his former team. Oates told reporters in St. I know these guys,” Halak told the Washington Post. According to Oates, Halak wasn’t 100 percent comfortable facing his former team. Halak told reporters from the Washington Post and NHL.com after the Capitals' morning skate at Scottrade Center that the incident is still too "fresh." The Slovak goaltender is 28-13-7 with a 2.29 goals-against average and .919 save percentage between the Blues and Capitals. And yet here’s the Capitals’ big deadline acquisition, the veteran goalie that would be able to handle the pressure of a playoff race and a postseason run, and he’s admitting that he’d harm the Capitals’ chances of winning this game if he started.
    • Joe B., Locker and Laich on the Halak firestorm and facing a former team

      On Comcast SportsNet’s broadcast of the Capitals’ 4-1 win over St. Louis last night, Jaroslav Halak was the answer to the trivia question, “Who is the St. Louis Blues all-time leader in shutouts?” The Capitals goalie was also a topic of conversation aft…

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