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05-04-2008, 09:41 AM
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Why has Bob Gainey been let off so easy, when he was the person responsible for derailing the Habs Cup run? Leaving playoff goaltending to two rookie goalies is a recipe for disaster. If Huet stayed, just his presence would have taken tremendous pressure of Price. Instead of the go to guy, with the weight of the world on his shoulders, the pressure would be on Huet and then Price could develop at a sensible pace.
The comparisons to Roy and Dryden are unfair and only heightened fan expectation and hence the pressure on Price. There is only one Patrick Roy and one Ken Dryden. While Price may yet turn out to be a solid goalie, he is not in the class of the Roy's of the world and now may have irrepairable damage done to his confidence.
The one to blame for this is Bob Gainey.
Get a life! Price now has 11 playoff games played under his belt, won a series and understands that he is the man in Montreal.
Invaluable experience for a 20 year old. By the time he's 22, he'll be a force to be reckoned with. Boohoo we could've kept Huet for a few more games... It was the right development move, the Habs are such a young team, did anybody really expect the cup this year? Goaltending wasn't the only reason why we lost in the playoffs, the team has weaknesses that need to be tweaked and worked on.
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