Pundays: Hal-ak 9000

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jaroslav Halak had a fantastic week that included back to back shutouts. And as the Canadiens wrap up their regular season it seems that their playoff hopes will be put on Halak’s shoulders and not those of early season #1 goalie, Carey Price. But Halak’s best achievement of the week… was making it into the NHL.com pun machine.

hal-markwin.pun

Top 3 Rejected Headlines:

1) Working Too Hard Can Give You a Hal-Ak-Ak-Ak-Ak-Ak

2) Big Halak Attack
3) The Price is Right for Halak

It seems that amazing puns are not just for the NHL.com home page. Oh no… tonight, on the Montreal Canadiens own website this beauty popped up.

halak-nophobia.pun

So either the person who writes the puns for NHL.com is freelancing for ALL the teams or there is a serious pundemic running through the headlines of hockey right now.

The Royal Half has been a Los Angeles Kings fan since 1988 and a Half-Season Ticket Holder since 2002. He has seen the following goaltenders play in person for the Los Angeles Kings… Kelly Hrudey, Grant Fuhr, Byron Dafoe, Jamie Storr, Stephane Fiset, Felix Potvin, Cristobal Huet, Roman Cechmanek, Mathieu Garon, Adam Hauser, Jason LaBarbera, Barry Brust, Sean Burke, Dan Cloutier, Yutaka Fukufuji, Jean-Sebastien Aubin, Erik Ersberg, Jonathan Bernier, Jonathan Quick, Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones.You can follow The Royal Half on Twitter @TheRoyalHalf.