I shouldn't be surprised, but I am.
I suspect Halak (or more likely his agent) told the Canadiens he was going to leave, regardless of whether or not they chose him over Carey Price.
Don't know much about these "prospects." One was an AHL all-star. The other put up decent numbers in the WHL.
One thing I do know: Carey Price's worst nightmare has come true. The poor kid will face immense pressure next season; more than what he had to deal with this season. I do not envy him.