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12-24-2012, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Habs View Post
Melanson teaching = butterfly to the death.
Agreed. There's a reason why all Melanson's goalies got beat over the shoulder, he always had them going down super early. Price was great when he first got to Mtl but then as Melanson started to mold him Price started dropping down quickly as well and that's when he started to struggle. Halak did well under Melanson because he was more acrobatic and could move more quickly than Price. Price is bigger so when he goes down it takes him longer to get back up. I think it's evident that Melanson was not good for our goalies.

Melanson also didn't allow his goalies to improvise in the shootout. A poke-check was out of the question.

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