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11-22-2012, 10:52 AM
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so forget the top spot, what exactly do you see in Price that makes him even a top 10 goalie in this league? How exactly is he bettter then tier 2 goalies like a Backstrom, Miller, Halak and Ward? His stats arent anywhere close to top 5 in any category and as an albertan I have seen Price get lit up by lowly Oilers and Flames many a times
So? It's a team game, The Canadiens have historically went into meltdown mode as soon as they hit the western road trip in December, it has never been kind to them so don't act like it's all on Carey. You simply just don't watch him enough to have an opinion on his play.

As for the 'tier 2' goaltenders. Backstrom: 34 years old and posted only marginally better stats on a team that had the best trapping coach of all time. Miller: 32 and has never been elite save for one season, many consider he is very overrated. Halak: they guy we traded to make room for Price, his backup had better numbers than him on a great team and a top D squad + defensive system. Ward: look at the poll but he is the closest to Price out of all these guys. As you can see everyone is older than Price and some of these guys even have worst stats on better teams. He is definitely in a tier above them and still hasn't reached his prime like they are in.

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