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04-29-2013, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
The Price story is a phenomenon. I'm not how the hype has gone that high. I mean, he is a very good goalie, and has as much potential as any other keeper. But at this point, he still hasn't proven a whole lot. We know he can be a game changer keeper, and can hold the fort for full seasons successfully, as well as play big in the POs, but he still hasn't won anything and has been inconsistent.
Yet, he's build a reputation throughout the league that he's proven enough to be considered one of the best in the NHL.

I believe that's where the comments come from. Price has a reputation (maybe unwarranted according to some), and that's why people say he was in Vezina talks despite not really showing much this year.
Because the ''best goalie in the league'' has one Vezina and nothing else. The second best has nothing and missed the playoffs... The others are interchangable year in and year out. (See Quick, Bobrovski, Luongo, Schneider, Price, Lehtonen.)

Goes to show that goaltending is close. You get yourself a starter and you ride him until he can't play anymore.

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