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11-18-2008, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by LesCanadiens View Post
I totally disagree....he is widely (by most hockey people and fans) touted as the best goaltending prospect in the world. He HAS shown he can play up to that expectation and be amongst the best in the NHL. He simply has been playing BELOW his already proven ability. That does not make him overhyped!!
Well it depends. Price was good in the Worlds....but was he that great? People in here keep saying how Pogge was overrated 'cause in the end his defense was so great ahead of him, it made his job easier.....but was Price's defense so bad? And a real example of overhyping is Pierre McGuire calling Price's performance in the shootout as one of the best he has seen from a goalie.....euh...what? 4 goals in 8 shots, one of the greatest performance?

Then the AHL playoffs where he was really good. Some experts calling it one of the best performance they've seen from a goalie...but again, phrases like that contributes to the hype, deserved or not.

Nobody is saying that he's bad, but there is a difference between a good young goalie in route to a great career with the potential of being a franchise goalie. And the Jesus that we've all been waiting for and is ready NOW to change the face of this team. He's not there yet. A lot of mental work to become what we all expect he will be.

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