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09-27-2008, 10:04 AM
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Goldthorpe
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Originally Posted by Bruinator View Post
This is the attitude I just can't understand. Everyone says, "we weren't supposed to make he palyoffs, anyway, so who cares?" The point is, when the trade was made, you guys were THE #1 team in the conference! I have never in my life witnessed a #1 team trading their # 1 goaltender away at the trading deadline and get so much backing from their fan base, essentially saying it was OK to write off a chance for the Cup for the sake of a second round draft choice.
You call Huet our first goaltender, but it was more a question of experience and age than anything else. In practice, Huet wasn't significantly better than Price, and people were very confident about the later. You need to remember that between Huet's trade and the end of the regular season, Price was amazingly good and steady. He had, I don't remember, a 13-14 win streak at one point? It's only in the playoff that he began to have some difficulties. And Huet has never been a great goalie for us in the playoff either.

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