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Carey Price has a specific objective for this season
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01-10-2013, 07:01 PM
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His terrible shootout record and 3rd period mediocrity tells me that more time with a sports psych. would be a good investment.
For myself this is exactly what I want to hear from Price. With a guy like that it's all about desire to win. He's got the package, how badly does he want it? Roy wanted is BAAAAAAAD, for instance.
A sports psych might be a great idea for Price, if he was into it. With Roy I'm not sure I wanted a sports psych anywhere near him (not suggesting you said hed.
I feel Price is still at an age where people can grow enormously, especially in terms of the kind of mental focus and confidence that goalies need to possess. Everyone else in hockey plays shifts, goalies can go through fifteen shifts without facing a threatening shot, then be called on to make fifteen saves in the next three. Sports psychologist or not, I'm glad Price recognizes his weaknesses and is targeting them.
The shootout itself is something I think almost any player can improve on enormously. Look at Saku Koivu. Went from zero to hero in one offseason in that department. Extra practice and major time spent watching tape could pay off significantly for a guy like Price. With his skating and lateral movement, he's more than got the tools to stay with shooters.
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