Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak
doesn't have any social media accounts, but that wasn't going to stop us from letting you submit questions for him using Twitter and Facebook.
We received a lot of great questions from fans using the hashtag #AskHalak. We gathered up some of them and presented them to Halak after practice on Wednesday.
Here are your questions and here are his answers. Jaroslav Halak: I think as a goalie, it's really good. When it goes down to a shootout, you just can't be nervous. You have to take it one shooter at a time. At the end of the night, you'll see what happens. As a goalie, I'm excited when I win. When I lose, I'm not excited.
Jaroslav Halak: It would be something special and unbelievable. It's a long season, but obviously that's the goal every season. Whether we accomplish it or not, it's up to us, the guys here in the locker room.
Jaroslav Halak: Actually no, it's just a number Montreal gave me when I first came over to North America. I just stuck to the number.
Jaroslav Halak: That's a tough one. There are some when I was growing up, the western movies. There were so many of them. But I don't even know, I don't really have just one.
Jaroslav Halak: It's a Taurus because I was born in May. I put a taurus on, and it's wearing a goalie mask, goalie gloves and has a hockey stick. It's like a mad bull. He's just going through the wall, that's kind of like me.
Jaroslav Halak: The big names were Patrick Roy, Curtis Joseph, Mike Richter and Martin Brodeur…he's one of the best.
Jaroslav Halak: I've played only on three teams that had a mascot. I would call Louie (my favorite) so he's happy. On the secret handshake, certainly. We just have to come up with something.
Jaroslav Halak: I'm not really picky about food. There are some really good spots, maybe Wasabi Sushi or (Cafe) Napoli, the italian place in Clayton. Those places.
Jaroslav Halak: Usually the goalies are the ones that can't skate, but I was the one that chose to be a goalie. Ever since I was three years old, I just wanted to be a goalie. I finally started playing when I was eight.
I think the first game when I played there two seasons ago, I think that was special because it was the first game. This (most recent) game, it was just a normal game for me.