If anyone blames Price for tonight
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04-23-2009, 09:54 AM
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You can take what you want out of my post....whether you think i'm narrow minded or not. You're right, people are allowed to express their opinions, that's what these boards are for. Normally i don't reply because I think you can find truth in a little bit of everything regardless if you agree with the person or not, but I just think you're extremist a bit on this subject...but hey, that's just my 2 cents and you have the right to ignore it.
I am very passionate about this topic for 2 reasons. 1) I'm a goaltender so I watch goalies very closely and evaluate them on how they play the position and 2) because of all the hype about how Price was the second coming of Roy and Dryden, I expected more from him. Its as simple as that.
I'm not blind or stupid....I can see that Price has a TON of potential and he will most likely be a great goalie in the NHL if we don't ruin him first. He is a big kid, he covers a lot of the net and he has great reflexes too. I just have a problem with them rushing Price before he was ready and for not giving Halak a chance when it was his time to shine. Halak wasn't the best goalie in the AHL for 3 straight years for nothing.
The bottom line is this....Price was rushed into the NHL too quickly. After seeing how he played for the last 2 seasons, its very apparent that he is not ready for the NHL....if he was, he would have shown it this year especially. Last year I can cut him some slack because he was a rookie.....but this year, he should have been much better than he was last year....and he most certainly wasn't.
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Amen. At some point he has to be held accountable.
He is always on his knees. I think he needs a job change.
Thats right!!! At some point when you let in weak goals, you have to be held accountable....no matter if you are 21 years old or not.
If he would stay on his feet more and react to the shot instead of dropping to his knees everytime, he would be a much better goalie. I think a lot of it has to do with Rollie Melanson. I don't think he is teaching his goalies the right way to play net. I believe in covering as much net as you can, but that doesn't mean you have to do a butterfly on every shot. Look at Brodeur....he hardly ever does a butterfly and he is one of the best goalie in the league. Brodeur is in a set position until the puck is shot and then he reacts accordinly to make the save. Price goes down on his knees before the puck is even shot and it results in him getting beat up high a lot.
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