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09-01-2010, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Odelein24 View Post
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 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.
You know why Kopitar was not drafted by the Habs ? .Because they has a bad experience in 2003 with another almost unknown European player: A.Kostitsyn.

As for the thread's original question.

YES. Price is destined to fail in Montreal.

75% Gainey's fault

25% Price's fault

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