After his agent Allan Walsh went to Twitter to criticize the Islanders’ use of a three-goalie system, Jaroslav Halak has reportedly been made available by the team.
Here is the series of tweets from Walsh made on Saturday about the Islanders and their goaltenders:
Starting goalie for NY Islanders last game had only 1 quality practice in last 5 days before Penguins game. Going on 2 years of this now.
Keep in mind, Walsh is also the agent for Jean-Francois Berube — also a goaltender currently with the New York Islanders.
After these tweets circulated, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman tweeted out the following:
Word tonight is that after @walsha Twitter blast of NYI carrying three goalies, NYI GM has let league know Jaroslav Halak is available.
Now, it’s not likely that the Islanders GM put Halak on the block just because of these tweets — he likely had a discussion with Walsh about them and the status of Halak in the organization.
From an outsiders view, Walsh makes a great point. What is the advantage of having three goalies in practice? It really doesn’t make any sense at all.
Well, now that Halak is ‘available’, which teams should be looking to acquire the Slovakian netminder?
Well, according to Newsday’s Arthur Staple, the Isles have not have any contact yet regarding Halak. But, look for teams like Arizona, Dallas, Calgary and Buffalo to possibly be in the market — as all of these teams have had bad struggles in goal so far this season.