Originally written on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 11/20/14

PHILADELPHIA - FEBRUARY 27: Jaroslav Halak #41 of the Montreal Canadiens skates against the Philadelphia Flyers on February 27, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Habs defeated the Flyers 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Here is a disturbing thought for the immediate rivals of the St. Louis Blues: This team is only now beginning to play to its full ability.Never mind all those one-goal victories Ken Hitchcock racked up after taking over as coach. That was just the warm-up act.This team – the one that skated over the Canadiens 3-0 in Montreal Tuesday night – is the one the rest of the National Hockey League should fear.Much has been written about this team’s impressive depth. But now we’re finally starting to see its high skill level emerge as well.Goaltender Jaroslav Halak has made it all the way back from his October swoon. With the whole league watching closely, he shrugged off enormous homecoming pressure and blanked the Habs.A few months ago Blue fans were giving up on Halak. Even few weeks ago he still seemed like to fall into a No. 2 role behind the surprising Brian Elliott, who remained amazingly reliable through the first half of the season.Now? Halak is playing with obvious confidence again...
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