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With zero games in a Buffalo Sabres uniform to date, Jaroslav Halak and a 2015 third rounder have been traded to the Washington Capitals in return for Michal Neuvirth and Rusty Klesla.

Last Friday, the Sabres acquired goalie Jaroslav Halak, forward Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier, a 2015 first-round pick and a 2016 third-round pick in return for Ryan Miller and Steve Ott. Halak backstopped the Canadiens to an upset win over the Capitals in the 2010 playoffs, so you have to imagine the playoff performance factored into the decision. Halak had a 24-9-4 record with a .917 save percentage and a 2.23 GAA in 40 games with the Blues before he was traded.

Neuvirth, who is signed for another year, struggled to maintain any traction in Washington after the club sent Semyon Varlamov to Colorado. In 13 games of action with the Caps this season, Neuvirth posted a 4-6-2 record to go along with a .914 SP and 2.82 GAA.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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