Money aside, it is easy to see why the Vegas Golden Knights would be interested in aggressively pursuing Jaroslav Halak in free agency.
He’s a proven veteran in the NHL with an impressive body of work for a genuine contender in the Boston Bruins, while he’s durable and more than reliable.
Plus, Halak boasts the ability to be able to play more like a starter and he can easily take on 30-40 games a year, thus easing the pressure on Marc-Andre Fleury which in turn would keep the future Hall of Famer fresh.
And, if Fleury was to get hurt, then the Golden Knights would hardly miss a beat by plugging in Halak as the starter for however long given his capabilities.
Finally, having a reliable backup in Halak, something the Knights have lacked, would give the front office more time to look for the franchise goaltender of the future, be it via the Draft, free agency or the trade market.
So, overall, if the Vegas Golden Knights can create the cap space needed then Jaroslav Halak could prove to be the perfect stopgap while they search for the true heir to Marc-Andre Fleury.