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09-01-2010, 10:34 AM
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Odelein24
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Originally Posted by CDNMarty View Post
Price has been destined to fail ever since the Habs "wasted" their 5th overall pick to take him at a position we were seemingly fine at and bypassing Gilbert Brule. Most won't be happy until Price is winning Vezinas and stealing Cups.

Add all that with Price's reputation as a party animal, his nonchalant attitude, incidents like acknowledging the fans sarcastic cheers against the Bruins, Markov blasting him in the locker room, the emergence of a quiet Slovakian named Halak, the organization's preference of him over Huet and Halak and it's a cocktail of failure for his tenure in Montreal.
We had a backlog of goalies before that draft IIRC (Theo, Huet, Danis, Halak). If we were going to rewrite that draft then I think the Canadiens would have been better suited taking http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8471685. That player was something that people had been crying out for for years and he would have filled a void on the team BUT...

... that's not what happened.

Let Price play 1 game this year before we **** all over him. I'm going to go out on a limb and say he matured while riding the pine and watching Halak quietly play one excellent game after another. I believe that Halak's work ethic rubbed off on him, and that watching Halak (#271 overall) out play him gave him some sense of humility.

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