On Thursday afternoon, the St. Louis Blues dealt two prospects to the Montreal Canadiens for the rights to restricted free agent Jaroslav Halak.
Halak had one of the more magnificent postseasons in recent memory, stunning the President's Trophy-winning Washington Capitals and then the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins before eventually losing to the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The fantasy implications of this deal are simple.
Halak will likely sign a long-term deal in St. Louis and become their starting netminder.
In Montreal, this move is a strong statement of confidence in Carey Price.