The Carey Price Discussion Thread (part 2)
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04-17-2013, 10:41 AM
Future is Now
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Montreal, QC
I really don't think using Price's post-season W/L record in the playoffs is fair to him. Look at the teams he's played on:
2007-08: #1 seed (lost in round 2)
2008-09: #8 seed (lost in round 1)
2009-10: #8 seed (played 4 games, was not the starter)
2010-11: #6 seed (lost in round 1)
The only time Price has ever been on a higher seeded team was also his rookie year. The other two times (three if you include his appearances during Halak's run) he would have had to perform above the norm to win the series. Which is not impossible, of course (case in point: Halak), but it shouldn't be a knock against him (or any goalie) if they fail to. That's why they're called upsets - they're the exceptions, not the norm.
Considering the team's success this year and where Price is at in his career, I think this will be a very decisive playoffs for him. He's on a good team, he's the bonafide starter, and he has gained enough playoff experience to know what to expect. The pieces are in place for him to succeed, we'll see if he does.
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