I still think that having Price and Plekanec is better than having just Halak. Halak would've likely been given 3.75+, which means we don't sign Pleks, and the team is a mess. What use is Cammalleri without a decent centre? Sure, you could put Cammy - Gomez - Gionta, but what are you going to do on the second line?
Pouliot- Boyd- AK?
Also, if we don't sign Pleks, who scores his 70 points? Who plays all of his PK minutes?
Halak is a great goalie, and IMO right now he is better than Price. However, Price is 2 years younger, and perhaps 2 years from now it'll be a different story.
Bottom line, look at the Finals this year. Niemi vs. Leighton. Two incredible goalies , and this year's SCF had a sparkling display of goaltending on both ends of the rink .
PS: Best of luck to Halak in St. Louis