After much speculation regarding who would be the number one goalie for the Habs this upcoming season, Canadiens' GM Pierre Gauthier finally put those to rest by saying that the Habs were going forward with Alex Auld as their number one.
"We feel we have a really competitive team right now. Last year's playoff run was a step in the right direction, and we now feel we have all the right pieces in place to build on that success."
No word yet as to whether any other teams are pursuing now former Habs goalie, Carey Price. When asked whether they made the right decision in trading Jaroslav Halak, Gauthier commented,
"We were very grateful for the outstanding play and dedication we received from Jaro. However, we feel that Alex Auld is the future of our club. We wish Jaro all the best, but as most folks know, this is a business, and we feel that Alex gives us the best chance of winning the Cup."