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01-04-2013, 07:08 AM
Join Date: Mar 2009
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31 is NOT middle aged! Damn punk kids.
Also, Lehner had major attitude problems a couple years ago and is maturing now.
Price has always been cool and calm under pressure.
Montreal used their history with Patrick Roy to try and repeat with Price. If Price crapped out, it would have ruined his development.
And remember what Murray said when Anderson cut himself, if something happened to Lehner they had no one else to turn to. We were in the playoff race. Anderson was gone for a month. A team just had to run Lehner and Ottawa would have been screwed. Auld was garbage. It was insurance and a good deal.
As others have mentioned, Bishop would command an equal return for what we gave up if not more. Problem being, no hockey.
Cool and calm under pressure doesn't equal success and maturity.
If I remember correctly, his 2nd season wasn't very successful as his 1st one because he thought he didn't have to work hard during the off-season. Mentally, he wasn't as ready.
It could have backed fire at MTL but Price realized he had to work harder.
Kind of the same thing happened with Lehner except it was in the AHL.
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