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11-02-2006, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by your_rogers_bill View Post
Is anyone worried that Carey Price, the 5th overall pick in a great draft is still not the best or a standout goalie in junior hockey?

Leland Irving is the best goalie in junior hockey, without question. He was drafted by Calgary at #26 in 2006, his numbers are breathtaking. 1.09 GAA, .955 Save%.

Tyson Sexsmith and Dustin Slade are 1a/1b on the best team in the CHL, they're #2 and 3 in the WHL in GAA and both up there in wins.

Then you have Taylor Dakers, Dan Spence, and Matt Keetley, all up there in GAA.

Carey Price is 7th in GAA, and 6th in Save% behind James Reimer, a late pick in the 2006 draft.

Does it worry anybody that he hasn't lived up to his pre-draft and post-draft expectations? So far he has yet to distance himself from the field at any level.

Dont you think Price would have even better stats than the 2 playing for the best team in the CHL?

Brodeur said something that resume it better.. "You are as good as the team playing in front of you"

This is not 100% true but certainly at least 75% accurate... Good goaltenders make the big saves in crucial moments, special goaltenders do it more often with more regularity but you just cant do miracles if your team play bad and deserve to lose... In other words, your goaltender can make your team better but cant do all alone... As good as Luongo is, he has never been able to bring his team in playoffs and Im not even sure he will do it this year with a team lacking scoring punch...

Ive never been a stats fan, even less regarding goaltenders... If the team compete and work hard in front of Price, I just want him to do the big saves, no softies and give his team a chance to win hockey games.. If his team doesnt show up one night, I dont even care if he let some softies in.

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