The Carey Price Discussion Thread (part 2)
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05-01-2013, 07:40 AM
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Stop it. The comparisons are downright silly. You can call the fanbase stupid for how they criticize goalies, but you should also call them stupid for how they prop up goalies to god-like status. There are many who criticize Price and there are many who create excuse after excuse for him.
Instead of saying he has had a down season or that he hasn't been all that great in the playoffs....I'm reading comparisons to Roy and how the fans are mean to goalies. Roy is a god here. Halak is a god here. It's simple. If you play well you will get the golden key to god-like status. If Price stands on his head through a few series and is the reason why we win games...he will be considered a god here...until he stinks it up. That's how it is here. Everything is exagerated.
I think Habs fans are downright silly, frankly... But it's more so because we go to the extreme with everything. Either a player is a god or a bum. No in between. Thoughts on Price are split. There are a group of fans that think he's the chosen one and can do no wrong. There are others who think he sucks and should be traded. I don't agree with either side.
I don't agree with either side, as well. I just put things in perspective. Price is still young for a starting NHL goaltender. He has all of the physical tool, traits and has the added benefit of being a very good puck handler. Once the mental side of his game develops completely (which is why goalies take longer to develop because it is the most mental/focus oriented position in the game) there will be no basis for a debate that he is one of the top netminders in the league.
I don't believe that there are any better options for this team out there. We have a good goalie. Any one who doubts this is an idiot and should not have their opinion taken seriously. We let Price go through the ups and downs of the seasons, the play-offs and when he makes his statement, we will be a better team for it. We're not going to get fair value in a trade, we're going to hurt ourselves more than anything trying to replace him and we have nothing in the system to push him or succeed him.
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