So every goalie who as a bad stretch for the Habs will be given up on in the future you're saying?
has he ever accomplished as much as he shouldve by now? he won 1 playoff series against boston in how many years is it now? 8? im tired of hearing that goalies take longer to develop. 8 years is long enough!
montreal should part ways now before he loses all his trade value. i personally think he will never be a roy or dryden like so many people believe. it was a bad pick at #5. montreal were lucky enough to pick that high cause of a lottery and picked a goalie instead of a power forward. i didnt like it then and i dont like it now.
The Sens got to where they are with all their injuries because they rarely make mistakes. Which means you have to be just about letter perfect when you play against them. Two things did us in:
1) Failing to capitalize on the 5-on-3. Going up by 2 at that stage would have been huge. You can't waste a minute-plus 5-on-3 in the playoffs and not have it come back to bite you.
2) Price on the 2nd and 4th goals, and Gorges/Bourque on the 3rd goal. You can't give up bad goals, and you can't turn the puck over in your own zone.
Also the team as a whole lacked urgency when they needed it most. We've had trouble giving consistent 60 minute efforts all season and we needed our 3rd period to be our best period tonight, and it wasn't. Price, Desharnais, Ryder, Gionta, Prust, Gorges and Diaz all need to be much, much better.
Back at it tomorrow, at least.
I stopped reading after you said Ottawa never made mistakes which was all the did for the first 40 mins and the last half of the season. You must mean that they manage to let their goalie bail them out?
I would be so pissed at myself for letting those goals in during a play-off game. I would apologize profusely to my teammates and challenge myself to be better. He has to challenge himself to be better because those goals kill you in the play-offs.
it's like i always say: don't apologise, just try and do what you have to. it's over, next.