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03-17-2008, 11:55 AM
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I understand the discision. The blues are not that good of a team + there in the other conference. Halak got a shutout last game so you go back with him vs a team that is not in your conference. Give price a couple days off as he will likely get all the starts until the playoffs. Its important that price plays the two games vs the bruins as we could get them in the playoffs and it will get him ready for a posible match up. Price also needs to play vs the sens and the sabres just incase they get to face them in the playoffs. Perfect time for price to get some rest until the final strech comes along.

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03-17-2008, 11:56 AM
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Halak is coming off a SO and is what, 8-0 at home...why not give him this start...the real question is what happens on Thursday if he gets another SO!

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03-17-2008, 11:58 AM
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play him until he's scored on.
+1.

How can you argue a shutout, is beyond me.

Price has been phenomenal. So has Halak.

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Now, I'm starting to wonder if Halak has any chance to be our starting goalie for the playoff.
And you know what? I wouldn't even care if it was true 'cause I like Halak a lot (say that last phrase out loud if you can....)

But don't play with the goalies minds with 10 games before the playoffs. And that's really what I thought the Huet trade happened for...

For whoever says that it's not important 'cause you're playing Halak against weaker opposition, well that's about it for me. Halak is as capable as doing a great job than Price. But if you had decided to go with Price, how about giving him weaker opposition to build his confidence for tougher opposition? Seems to me that they're building Halak's confidence, and if what they have in mind, well so be it.

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per RDS
http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/248086.html

To me it's a given, when you get a shutout you get a reward. Anyone disagree?
it was a given plus proves Van-Hab is always right....in some regards

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I honestly agree with the decision. He got a shutout, give the kid a chance. He was manhandled by Carbo and Gainey the entire season. Let him play.

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03-17-2008, 11:59 AM
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Halak is coming off a SO and is what, 8-0 at home...why not give him this start...the real question is what happens on Thursday if he gets another SO!
I really don't see how it's the real question 'cause if you're basing your decision on the shutout, if he has another one, you have to play him. Why would it be different?

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03-17-2008, 12:00 PM
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Tough situation, hard not to reward a guy for good play but at the same time Huet was traded so Price could be our guy. I'm not disappinted in the decision, I really like Halak, but regardless of the outcome Tuesday Price should be in the next game.


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I really don't see how it's the real question 'cause if you're basing your decision on the shutout, if he has another one, you have to play him. Why would it be different?
It's got more to do with the opponents. St. Louis is a potential sleeper game and Boston is a big rival. If we were playing Boston tonight i would bet that Price would be playing. The idea maybe is that with the "backup" goalie in nets, the Habs will play tighter infront of him.

I think more than just the SO went into the decision to start Halak tonight...

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03-17-2008, 12:02 PM
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GOALIE CONTROVERSY!
My thoughts exactly. People need to calm the ****** down.

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03-17-2008, 12:03 PM
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I really don't see how it's the real question 'cause if you're basing your decision on the shutout, if he has another one, you have to play him. Why would it be different?
They'll cross that bridge when and if they get there...and if Halak has another shut out, it's only good news, why are we acting like if Halak has another shutout, it somehow can have some kind of negative effect?

They'll be 8 games left this season after tomorrow night, and as long as those 8 games have meaning in terms of the standings, Price will start them all...and this start that Halak is getting will not have mattered.

We've second guessed the coaching staff/Gainey's decisions all year, and everytime they've proven us wrong. With 71 games played and the Habs in 1st place, can we not give them the benefit of the doubt for once?

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03-17-2008, 12:03 PM
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It's got more to do with the opponents. St. Louis is a potential sleeper game and Boston is a big rival. If we were playing Boston tonight i would bet that Price would be playing. The idea maybe is that with the "backup" goalie in nets, the Habs will play tighter infront of him.

I think more than just the SO went into the decision to start Halak tonight...
If you think tommorow is a guarenteed win, your in for a surprise.
Have you seen our record against the west?

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03-17-2008, 12:04 PM
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Perfect time for price to get some rest until the final strech comes along.
Price is 20 years old, 6'3' 210+ pounds.

He played in something like 85 games last year at all levels. He never slowed down at any point.

This year he has played in 44 games in the NHL and AHL.

If anything, he hasn't had enough action so far in order to get into his ''groove''. He doesn't need rest.

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You can't rest a goalie after a shutout, Carbonneau learned his lesson after doing it to Huet early on in the season.

I have no problems with this, especially since it isn't even a conference game.

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03-17-2008, 12:06 PM
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but regardless of the outcome tonight Price should be in the next game.
And that's about how I thought the situation will be.....after the Isles game....

Anyway, I'm eager to see what Halak will do. Maybe he'll fell the pressure a little bit more thinking he has a real shot to be the starter. We'll see how he copes with that.

By the way, people who keeps saying that we should stop overreacting, should stop doing it as well. Not agreeing with the decision doesn't mean we'll jump off a bridge...

Nobody here states that we don't have confidence in Halak, on the contrary. Has everything to do with riding a goalie for a longer period of time.

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There goes Price's confidence

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03-17-2008, 12:06 PM
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Oh Oh.... could smell this coming a mile away....

We should all relax and trust Carbs, he's done a bang up job this season.

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You can't rest a goalie after a shutout, Carbonneau learned his lesson after doing it to Huet early on in the season.

I have no problems with this, especially since it isn't even a conference game.
+ THERE'S 8 GAMES LEFT IN THIS SEASON!!!!!!!

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03-17-2008, 12:07 PM
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My only issue with Halak starting is it means Price is going to be playing the next 8 straight games, with only a vacation either against Toronto (at Toronto) or Buffalo (at Montreal). I really can't call it an issue. I guess its just more an observation.

Halak playing the Blues is fine. Price will be getting a ton of work starting Thursday. I have a feeling this was the original plan in the first place.

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03-17-2008, 12:08 PM
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Not surpised.

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03-17-2008, 12:08 PM
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Carbo is opening up a potential can of worms.

Halak has played well, no doubt but he's done it against much weaker opposition than Price has gotten. Plus, you risk losing 2 very important points by not having your best goalie in nets on Tuesday.

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Wait till price starts playing again and his game goes for **** after sitting for a week... I can see the threads now...

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It's Carbo's job to make sure everyone is sharp and their game is at it's best
Halak did well and he can do well again.
Price will be up against the better teams and he knows that.
Halak must be made to feel that he is part of the team and that's really important.
The Habs players must feel that Halak is very good and CAN do the job if Price has a hickup. SO play Halak and let him earn the respect of the team.
It's a good move.

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Carbo is opening up a potential can of worms.

Halak has played well, no doubt but he's done it against much weaker opposition than Price has gotten. Plus, you risk losing 2 very important points by not having your best goalie in nets on Tuesday.
2 words: Craig Anderson

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03-17-2008, 12:09 PM
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Wait till price starts playing again and his game goes for **** after sitting for a week... I can see the threads now...
thats what I have been thinking

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