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04-05-2011, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by neofury View Post
How is he choking as a backup last year? He wasn't the starter and was having an off year. It wasn't even his place to choke.
It doesn't matter that he was the backup, he was given a chance to start in the playoffs and he didn't step up his game. The playoffs is about stepping up your game, Price didn't do that last year when he was given the chance.

He didn't elevate his play in the series that we got sweeped by Boston either.

The reality is he choked. But its not the end of the world, it doesn't mean he won't be a great goalie. Just like last year when Halak was better than him, it didn't make Price a bad goalie.

People don't understand the importance of the mental game. Price was young and immature those years, he didn't have the mental strength that he has now. Price has stepped up mentally and proved that he can play goal in the toughest goalie market and succeed at it.

Price has stole games this year, Price had that potential in every playoff game he played but when he was younger, he wasn't able to kick it up a notch and win games on his own. Roy was able to do that in the playoffs and Price has been able to win games on his own in the regular season.

Do you deny the fact that Price has stolen games on his own in the regular season? Do you not agree that he has that potential in the playoffs?

If you agree with that, then the reality is he didn't do that in the past. But I'm confident he will in the future. Part of being good is learning from your mistakes and acknowledging them. Pretending you don't have weaknesses is a mistake, Price has had growing pains but he's learnt from them.

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