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05-03-2008, 10:17 PM
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Gainey???

Why has Bob Gainey been let off so easy, when he was the person responsible for derailing the Habs Cup run? Leaving playoff goaltending to two rookie goalies is a recipe for disaster. If Huet stayed, just his presence would have taken tremendous pressure of Price. Instead of the go to guy, with the weight of the world on his shoulders, the pressure would be on Huet and then Price could develop at a sensible pace.

The comparisons to Roy and Dryden are unfair and only heightened fan expectation and hence the pressure on Price. There is only one Patrick Roy and one Ken Dryden. While Price may yet turn out to be a solid goalie, he is not in the class of the Roy's of the world and now may have irrepairable damage done to his confidence.

The one to blame for this is Bob Gainey.

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What he did with Price was fine. The kid played his best hockey of the regular season after Huet was traded and he gained valuable playoff experience - good or bad. He would not have learned anything from this playoff with Huet holding his hand. Better for the kid to learn about struggling without a safety net in the postseason now than next season or the season afterwards when the Cup expectations intensify.

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Why has Bob Gainey been let off so easy, when he was the person responsible for derailing the Habs Cup run?

oh please . . .

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05-03-2008, 10:21 PM
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So we didn't win the cup this year. If Huet had started every game in the playoffs and we had lost in the 3rd round or the Finals does that make it better?

But guess what now Price won't be a rookie for next years playoffs. If Huet had been the starter this time we'd be going to all this rookie goalie garbage next year.

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Why has Bob Gainey been let off so easy, when he was the person responsible for derailing the Habs Cup run? Leaving playoff goaltending to two rookie goalies is a recipe for disaster. If Huet stayed, just his presence would have taken tremendous pressure of Price. Instead of the go to guy, with the weight of the world on his shoulders, the pressure would be on Huet and then Price could develop at a sensible pace.

The comparisons to Roy and Dryden are unfair and only heightened fan expectation and hence the pressure on Price. There is only one Patrick Roy and one Ken Dryden. While Price may yet turn out to be a solid goalie, he is not in the class of the Roy's of the world and now may have irrepairable damage done to his confidence.

The one to blame for this is Bob Gainey.
you're right but this will get closed because some people don't like accepting the fact that it was a mistake and they were wrong... and for that and will troll the thread with stupid answers.

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05-03-2008, 10:24 PM
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it's pretty simple, they didn't want to run with a guy they had no intention of re-signing in the off-season

Price now has experience (more than Huet had coming into this year's playoffs)

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I'd rather Price experiences that now compared to next year where we are EXPECTED to contend in the playoffs.

Losing with Price in round 2 is better than losing with Huet in round 2.

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Huet, the one who also got eliminated by the Flyers, that Huet you're talking about ?

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After a tremendous season that was far ahead of our expection, it's bandwagoners armchair seconded guesser season. Always easy to talk after the facts.

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Huet, the one who also got eliminated by the Flyers, that Huet you're talking about ?
does the team a goalie plays for also has an influence on the success a goalie has ? ...we finished 1st in the eastern conference they the caps finished 8th in terms of pts (tied with the sens and bruins)... we ain't talking about the same quality of teams here.

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IHMO if we kept Huet, we wouldn't have finished 1st in the conference.

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But But Huet lost too! People really think it is that simple?

Huet took a very poor washington team to a seventh game against a team that we barely made 5 games against. We also barely beat a Boston team we dominated all season.

But good thing we got that second rounder!

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Why has Bob Gainey been let off so easy, when he was the person responsible for derailing the Habs Cup run? Leaving playoff goaltending to two rookie goalies is a recipe for disaster. If Huet stayed, just his presence would have taken tremendous pressure of Price. Instead of the go to guy, with the weight of the world on his shoulders, the pressure would be on Huet and then Price could develop at a sensible pace.

The comparisons to Roy and Dryden are unfair and only heightened fan expectation and hence the pressure on Price. There is only one Patrick Roy and one Ken Dryden. While Price may yet turn out to be a solid goalie, he is not in the class of the Roy's of the world and now may have irrepairable damage done to his confidence.

The one to blame for this is Bob Gainey.

Yeah that was a pretty dumb move with Huet at the deadline. Everybody in the hockey world, and I mean everybody, were shaken their heads after that brilliant move...So yes, Gainey has to be held accountable for this, as well as his poor judgement in allowing Carbo to coach the way he did in the playoffs. Just goes to show that it can be a dangerous thing when you allow a network of buddies to run a team...They'll continue to go to bat for each other until the whole clan is wiped out.

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does the team a goalie plays for also has an influence on the success a goalie has ? ...we finished 1st in the eastern conference they the caps finished 8th in terms of pts (tied with the sens and bruins)... we ain't talking about the same quality of teams here.
Well if you look at Huet's stats, you'll see that it is amazingly better with the 8th place Caps than the 1st place Habs. Go figure.

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Why has Bob Gainey been let off so easy, when he was the person responsible for derailing the Habs Cup run? Leaving playoff goaltending to two rookie goalies is a recipe for disaster. If Huet stayed, just his presence would have taken tremendous pressure of Price. Instead of the go to guy, with the weight of the world on his shoulders, the pressure would be on Huet and then Price could develop at a sensible pace.

The comparisons to Roy and Dryden are unfair and only heightened fan expectation and hence the pressure on Price. There is only one Patrick Roy and one Ken Dryden. While Price may yet turn out to be a solid goalie, he is not in the class of the Roy's of the world and now may have irrepairable damage done to his confidence.

The one to blame for this is Bob Gainey.
huet lets us miss the playoff and a 1st round

price let us finish 1st in the east and a 2nd round

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Honestly guys.....if Carbo can be bashed and if the majority of players can be as well, I really don't know why Gainey wouldn't be. Sure we had a hell of a season. What the majority of fans are forgetting to add is that we owe a big thank you to Huet for that season, you know the goalie who did, in the end, ended up winning his share of games while Carey wasn't ready too much.

The same Huet who played a big factor in Caps great comeback for the playoffs, the same guy who was 1 goal away from making the 2nd round and the same guy we used to appreciated.....until he's traded when he suddenly becomes a subpar goalie....

By Gainey's words, he decided to trade Huet 'cause he thought Price would do a better job in the playoffs. Clearly, the kid said that he was fatigued mentally and wasn't ready for the challenge. Meaning Gainey made a mistake, 'cause the kid wasn't ready for that challenge.

How come is so problematic to admit he made a mistake while ALL the team coaches from Melanson to the video coach to the water boy have had their share of blame...............

We will move on and Price might become better 'cause of that experience, but as far as building a team to go far THIS year, evidently, we didn't 'cause we are not.

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IHMO if we kept Huet, we wouldn't have finished 1st in the conference.
Not if Carbo would have decided to OPENLY made Price his #1 goalie and only bring Huet if terribly needed.

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huet lets us miss the playoff and a 1st round

price let us finish 1st in the east and a 2nd round
Huet finished the season 32-14-6 How the **** does that not equal playoffs?

Please remove head from ass before posting this garbage.

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