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07-17-2010, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Cam A Larry View Post
Price will single-handedly determine whether the Habs are going to be a legit threat and secure a playoffs birth 5-10 games before the end of the season, or fall apart and miss them. This is how big the pressure is on his shoulders right now. If he plays the way he did in the last 1 year and a half, we're going to struggle and battle for a playoffs spot until game 82.

The team might get more lucky in the injuries department AND/OR in on-ice cohesion, but Halak's play was just phenomenal last year. And even if Price might not have to be as good as Halak was for us to be competitive, he needs to be consistant, and among the 15 better goalies of the league if we want to succeed.
What I meant, is that Price doesn't have to be the great goalie he's supposed to be for us to win a Cup. If he's as good as Niemi (not half his potential), add a few d men and we're a contender.

Obviously if he plays like dirt, the season is over.

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