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04-21-2013, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Mats86 View Post
It's got into Price's head now. Mental aspect of goaltending is big and pressure is so immense in Montreal. I doubt he will get it back here. Think its best for Price and the team if they trade him this summer. While the big return is there. Straight up for a Yakupov or Drouin be ideal trade. Instead of like Theodore, not seeing the writing on the wall and hang on a year too long. Then end up getting nothing for him. Meanwhile, Price, best if he went to area with less hockey pressure. He's a good goalie but unless he get over the mental aspect of the game doubt he will reach his peak.

Gainey/Gauthier wasn't known as best of management team. Traded Huet on eve of trade deadline. Price was too young, 20, takes goalies longer to round out their game. He wasn't ready. Price collapsed against the Flyers in 2008 playoffs, had a near collapse against the Bruins. Planted the seeds of doubt. Whenever the pressure gets intense those memories/fear comeback.

Collapase in '09 agaisnt the Bruins. Again in 2010, Halak took the team to conference finals. He had a good 2011 playoffs but see no pressure. Nobody was expecting us to win, nothing to lose. Boston was cup favorite that year and we barely crept into playoffs. Now, this year when looked like we would win, Price is collapsing again.
I don`t think he is the first goalie to go in s slump for a couple weeks.

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