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03-07-2012, 09:52 PM
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Not The One
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Originally Posted by CTHabsfan View Post
Price got the starting job back because management decided that he was the better option going forward; they were not forced to trade Halak, so nothing happened by default. You think that Halak is the better goaltender, yet you also think that you would have been able to trade Price for "a king's ransom". If Halak is truly better, wouldn't the Canadiens have received less than Eller and Schultz in return for Price?

In case anyone hasn't noticed, Jaro Halak has been the second best goaltender on the St. Louis Blues this year, yet I don't hear anyone suggesting that Brian Elliot is superior to Carey Price. While Price gets to carry the load in Montreal, Halak has someone to share duties in a city where hockey is not a big deal. How would Halak be doing in Montreal if he had stayed and put up the numbers he did last season and the first month of this season?
We already know how he did in Montréal, that's the point. He stole Carey Price's job. And Price's reputation has always benefited from his status as a top draft pick, junior canadian hero on a stacked team, and from the exposure in Montréal. He would have and could still bring us a lot more than Halak did at the time.

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