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Born in 1909 03-17-2008 12:33 AM

Opinion: Would you trade Price for the 1st overall pick of 2008?
 
Its not gonna happen...

but would you do it?

for Stamkos or Tavares?

Habs could go with Halak

Beakermania* 03-17-2008 12:36 AM

Not for Stamkos.... I think he's at the same level as a Toews and I've said before I wouldn't trade Price for Toews....

For the first overall pick in 2009, right now I would do it for Tavares.... However, you can't guarantee who will be number 1 till after next years lottery... and in one years time Carey may have done enough to change my mind.

DJyellow 03-17-2008 12:36 AM

at this present time.. no, and it's not even tempting

Rayne* 03-17-2008 12:39 AM

Not a chance.

Stephen Locke* 03-17-2008 12:44 AM

I wouldn't do it.In essence,I consider Price a legitimate generational talent and he's already earned his untouchable status.Franchise goaltenders don't grow in trees.

karho 03-17-2008 12:44 AM

No, because he is a lot more valuable to the Canadiens now, even moreso now that Huet is gone (which was only a matter of time).

Habs 03-17-2008 12:46 AM

Sadly, yes. Then I'd trade Ryder, Halak and a 2nd to get him back again

:thumbu:

RAWisJericho 03-17-2008 01:00 AM

Halak can get the job done, do it.

HabsHockey* 03-17-2008 01:09 AM

prospect for prospect? i wouldn't. I'd rather have Price/Halak than Halak/Danis since i haven't seen Danis in ages.

LedZeppelin 03-17-2008 01:25 AM

Goaltending is the most important position. Price over prospect

Andrighetto Fabolous 03-17-2008 01:27 AM

Price, even though he hasn't played many games has shown he will be a star goalie in this league.

Stamkos for all i know could end up another Brule, i'm not saying they are the same type of player but we won't know how good he will be until he plays in the NHL.

I'd obviously not do this deal as it wouldn't be worth the gamble plus Price IMO will have a better career than Stamkos.

GNick42 03-17-2008 05:22 AM

I would but I imagine I am in the minority. Stamkos to me...a cross between a Mike Bossy and Marcel Dionne

Habs10Habs 03-17-2008 05:30 AM

As great as it would be to have Stamkos. I couldn't give up Price.

Bad Natey 03-17-2008 05:38 AM

The only possible way I'd trade Price for 2008 picks is if we got a package of Dougherty, Stamkos and Beach.

Though, at the same time, I feel that this team could be just as a confident with Halak as we could with Price .. but it'd be hard to move him..

Jonathan Toews would be the only guy I'd be tempted to trade Price for.. Maybe, Niklas Backstrom.

RC51 03-17-2008 06:25 AM

Top prospect forwards come up at the draft almost every year.
Crosby type players come up every 10 years or so.
top goalie prospects like Price come up every 5-10 years also but in the case of goalies, being that only a few goalies come up every year, it's much harder to land that franchise goalie.

The Habs have that franchise goalie now and even better Halak is a gem also. Perhaps not quite as good as Price, but Halak is a great find and looking like most every other teams #1 goalie.

It's a huge advantage for the Habs and is making the other GM's just drool.

Goalies don't score goals so they never look as sexy on the highlight reals, unless your thinking about actually winning the game of course.

Trade Price? or even Halak? NO.

Tuggy 03-17-2008 06:40 AM

Halak shuts out the worst offense in the league with basically an AHL lineup and now people want to trade Price...shocking. Remember when Price shut out the #1 team in the Eastern Conference, ya good times...

King Woodballs 03-17-2008 06:41 AM

Is this thread for real?
Are there that many Price haters out there?
1st all hell breaks loose when Huet gets traded... Now this?
this thread = :shakehead

Monctonscout 03-17-2008 06:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by citylife (Post 13131190)
Its not gonna happen...

but would you do it?

for Stamkos or Tavares?

Habs could go with Halak

Ummm---nope

Halak is good but Price is the type of goalie that wins cups and Conn Smythe trophies.

Ice Poutine 03-17-2008 07:22 AM

No. Good goal scorers are much easier to get than a goalie such as Price that appears just once every 15 years accodring to some experts.

Ape Clutch 03-17-2008 07:34 AM

It's not about Price hating, its about Maximizing ur assets (no one could identify me as a price hater i was one of the first on the bandwagon - i.e. when he got drafted )

I would maybe for Tavares... IF Tavares really was the glitch in the matrix and proved himself to be Sid The Kid 2.0 that's only supposed to come every 10 years. Why? Because Halak wouldn't land that pick that's why...otherwise I'd trade Halak instead of price.

WestIslander 03-17-2008 07:41 AM

I wouldn't because after the game against New Jersey, Price proved that he can play in this league and Stamkos is no more than a glorified prospect (right now) and might be the next Joe Thornton or the next Alexandre Daigle. We don't know and won't know until the '08/'09/'10 seasons (provided that he makes the team he is drafted to).

Puckhead58* 03-17-2008 08:06 AM

No....I'd rather keep Price and make him and Halak compete for the #1 spot next year and then make a decision on who would be the better player to keep and who would be better to trade away based on that competition.

We could get a decent return for either of these goalies, but they are both relatively unproven at the NHL level so we should make them compete next season and see who wants the #1 job more, then trade away the goalie that finishes 2nd for a goal scoring forward or another solid, stay at home defencemen and get an aging goaltender like Kolzig or Hedberg to be their backup.

coolguy21415 03-17-2008 08:13 AM

Price is a rookie and is already at least a middle-of-the-road goaltender. As much as it would be nice to have Stamkos or Tavares (I'd take Stamkos, personally) goaltending depth in the NHL is so poor right now that you can't afford to trade away decent (or better) goaltending unless you've already got a suitable replacement or are willing to overpay for one via trade or UFA. I don't think this franchise is in a position to do that.

For the record, I do consider Halak to be a downgrade. I'm hoping we can bring Halak along like Toskala and then deal him for a similar package that Toronto paid.

Monsieur 03-17-2008 08:29 AM

*Look at the standings...*

Nope, wouldn't do it.

Kimota 03-17-2008 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Monsieur (Post 13132821)
*Look at the standings...*

Nope, wouldn't do it.

I don't get the "Look at the standings" bit. Considering it's Huet that brought us there. He did all the work in net.

That said, I would never trade Price. Unless it's for Lecavalier. If a deal could be reached this summer wheras Tampa cannot re-sign him or he do not want to resign, I think Price for any teams would be a too great offer to pass up so us offering him would place us almost certain first in the Vinny sweepstakes. And i'm just too afraid to wait next year for Vinny. Let's do this right away this summer.


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