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02-10-2009, 11:11 AM
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huet wouldn't be saving our ***** right now. the team's lack of heart and pride is the reason we're losing. end of story.
Can't argue with that, Price's shot totals have increased give or take a couple games since his injury.

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02-10-2009, 11:13 AM
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Can't leave em out to dry guys. Halak was awesome up until the team quit. He faced 24 shots by the 11:36 mark of the second period and only had let in ONE. Clemmenson faced just 27 in the WHOLE game vs NY Rangers last night. He had a shutout.
Not only that but you should have seen the shots. The Rags never really got any good shots on goal. Except for one off a face-off that hit the post. But other than that our D really stepped up, especially Colin White

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02-10-2009, 11:16 AM
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Oh... the Huet trade was such a mistake... imagine... We could have re-signed him for his fat $5.625M contract... as a backup just as he is to Khabibulin... Chicago fans and management are so pleased with his play... Fire Gainey, quick before Price turns this situation around otherwise it could make me look like an absolute tool!

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02-10-2009, 11:18 AM
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Oh... the Huet trade was such a mistake... imagine... We could have re-signed him for his fat $5.625M contract... as a backup just as he is to Khabibulin... Chicago fans and management are so pleased with his play... Fire Gainey, quick before Price turns this situation around otherwise it could make me look like an absolute tool!

And imagine what they could've done had they signed a Halak-esque goalie for 1-2 million a season and used the other 4 on a d-man or something lmao.

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02-10-2009, 11:55 AM
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Weird. I remember this goalie winning games for Montreal before the ASG. Forgot what his name was... oh... oh yeah that's right, it was Halak!
That is because we were scoring 6 goals a game. Halak was still consistently giving up 4-5 goals a game.

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02-10-2009, 11:57 AM
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That exactly what we need, a Price with zero playoff experience.

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02-10-2009, 02:11 PM
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I won't deny it is going to take overpayment for sure but if it gets us a cup or a better team I'm willing to do it. Clearly the team needs some changes and I trust Gainey and Carb to figure out what those changes need to be.

You are right that overpayment is necessary but at the same time look how well San Jose is doing even though they didn't even keep Rivet. Overpayment doesn't always make your team go bust, often times it actually helps you to move guys who are taking up roster spots that you don't need. I know that SJ would likely have kept Gorges had they known he'd be this good, but I'm just saying, they aren't exactly a bad team for having overpayed for something.

I don't feel that if Pittsburgh hadn't made the Hossa trade they'd have been a better team this year really or better enough to be a contender. Sometimes teams do make dumb trades too. I know were usually on the dumber side of those trades but it can happen. You never know and also sometimes trades that look like overpayment at the time of trade turn out to be severe underpayment many years down the line.
Fair enough. They wouldn't have kept Gorges by the way - he had bottomed out in San Jose and I suspect he was more of a throw-in than anything else.

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02-10-2009, 09:59 PM
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Oh... the Huet trade was such a mistake... imagine... We could have re-signed him for his fat $5.625M contract... as a backup just as he is to Khabibulin... Chicago fans and management are so pleased with his play... Fire Gainey, quick before Price turns this situation around otherwise it could make me look like an absolute tool!
1 - he is not a backup to Khabibulin, they have alternated every game almost this season

2 - Chicago fans and media are very pleased with his play.

I have no idea where you're getting these facts from, but it's not true.

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1 - he is not a backup to Khabibulin, they have alternated every game almost this season

2 - Chicago fans and media are very pleased with his play.

I have no idea where you're getting these facts from, but it's not true.
Oh really? My bad as I was under the impression that they had signed Huet because they weren't happy with Khabibulin and were hoping that Huet would be the starter. I was also mistakenly thinking that had Huet outplayed Khabibulin, he'd be playing more than him, and I mean like a true number one would, if you catch my drift. But you're right, they must be so please with Huet that they just give Khabi the playing time just to be fair, just like we gave Price the playing time last year for the same reason...

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02-11-2009, 12:34 AM
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Oh... the Huet trade was such a mistake... imagine... We could have re-signed him for his fat $5.625M contract... as a backup just as he is to Khabibulin... Chicago fans and management are so pleased with his play... Fire Gainey, quick before Price turns this situation around otherwise it could make me look like an absolute tool!
There is no way in Hell Huet would have signed for 5.6 in Montreal. When the guy's faith was shaken and he had no attachements to anybody, he tried the open market. He would have probably stayed for far less in Montreal, maybe 4.5 max. And he wouldn't have been our back-up. Especialy if you look take into consideration Bob pulling the trigger on the Hossa trade, we get Heidberg for back-up, while Price keep perfecting his craft for a few years in Hamilton.

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02-11-2009, 12:49 AM
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1 - he is not a backup to Khabibulin, they have alternated every game almost this season

2 - Chicago fans and media are very pleased with his play.

I have no idea where you're getting these facts from, but it's not true.
Woah look, it's...it's him...

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02-11-2009, 01:48 AM
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Who cares about Huet? Seriously, Price is one of the most coveted young goalies in the league if not THE most coveted. His value alone could get us a better goalie then Huet in return. It would've been senseless to sign him at his current salary and certainly he wanted a long term contract which he got. We got something in return for him and its not like adding Huet would've propelled us from second round embarassing exit to Stanley Cup Champions. I prefer Price. I'm not going to label him a bust after a measly slump.

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02-11-2009, 03:18 AM
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Blah blah blah. Huet this and Huet that. Sure the guy did well for us but who are you people that build him up as this seasond vetran who can calm the room and help the goalies like he's some massive presence they all admire and look up to. Get over it. My God. last night had nothing to do with Halak. The team bailed on him. The Habs were outshot 13-3 in the first at one point, 20-3 in the second and what? 41-26 overall. yeah We need Huet. That's the difference right there. What a joke. how lazy can you be to bring up Huet and say that's the reason we're slumping. hahahahaha. Goofs.

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02-11-2009, 03:21 AM
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That exactly what we need, a Price with zero playoff experience.

Hahahaha! Price in fact has just as many playoff games as Huet does yet Price has actually won a playoff series. Huet is not the vetran or experienced goalie some of you think he is. Where the hell do some of you get that idea from?

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02-11-2009, 09:05 AM
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Yes. It was a huge mistake. I so much rather watch every point shot go in.

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02-11-2009, 09:40 AM
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That exactly what we need, a Price with zero playoff experience.
A Huet with one round of playoff experience?

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toronto had 41 shots on goal

calgary had 41 shots on goal

detroit allows 18-22 shots on goal a game

ITS NOT THE GOALIES!

When you have a good goalie, the opposition shoots less. They realize it's futile and simply stop firing away.

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02-11-2009, 12:49 PM
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When you have a good goalie, the opposition shoots less. They realize it's futile and simply stop firing away.
It's actually the other way around. Against good goalies, you have to throw as many pucks on net as possible so that at the very least, the law of average can be on your side.

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02-11-2009, 01:05 PM
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Somebody needs to explain to me how as far as this year is concerned, the Huet trade was a mistake? Last year, maybe, when Price proved he wasn't ready, surely but what the heck is the relation for this year? Was Huet interested in coming back? How much money would you have given him? What did he prove this year?

A vet goalie? Sure. Huet? No way.

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The same Huet who lost to the Flyers in the first round?

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