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04-08-2009, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by DubiSnacks17 View Post
It's to compare two goalies in which one is in an environment that is relatively stress-free in terms of media and outside pressure and one which is the epitome of pressure in terms of professional sports where a bad streak and you will be brutally beaten (figuratively of course) by the press and fans.

I'd say environment A is much easier to excel in than environment B.
I understand that, but the key is that they are two different goalies with two different personalities. Henrik Lundqvist has responded well to the pressure cooker of NY, but I wouldn't use that as evidence for why Price will succeed in Montreal. David Wright has blossomed in NY, does that mean that Evan Longoria is a lock to become as good since he's only playing in Tampa?

An even better example: Mickey Mantle got off to a rough start as a Yankee playing in Joe DiMaggio's shadow. Seems he was able to overcome the pressure.

The point is that it's WAY too early to decide what Price will or won't become.

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