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05-12-2006, 07:35 AM
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Netro
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Just curious...

Why do people believe that Huet can or cannot be a goalie that leads the Habs to the Cup in the next 3 years? I'd like to see posts from both camps.

I am in the "can" camp, for the following reasons:
(1) Technically sound goalie - the thing is he can't be overworked in the regular season
(2) His ability to elevate his play in the play-offs in the pressure cooker known as Mtl - he was spectacular against Carolina
(3) Age - I think he is 30. Well, goalies hit their prime later in life. He has a good 5 years ahead of him
(4) Experience - This is twofold. He has NHL experience, but more importantly, he has international experience playing for France. Also, I believe he won some major awards in the Swiss League
(5) Calmness and quiet confidence - He has the temperment (spelling?) to be a successful playoff goalie
(6) Leadership and team confidence - He is considered a leader by the team, but more importantly, the team believes in him. This allows the team to play better in front of him

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