If Schneider played pretty much anyplace but Van City I would put money on it he would have been the starter. I am not saying we should trade CP but if they can't hammer out a deal then we should look at all options.
dont get carried away, that might be the case for 4-5 teams at best
Why make a change when you have a guy in place that you know can do the job?
the fact that Price very good numbers despite a crappy year tells me he can handle the Montreal pressure, let's sign him long term a build a team he can win a cup with instead of some dumb high risk sideways move.
No one said it was about the pressure of playing in Montreal.
I find the entire Unrestritced/Restricted/Offer sheets, etc. VERY confusing.
Does early arbitration mean an issue with Price? How does early arbitration work?
Not at all. Filing for arbitration only covers you from having to deal against offersheets from other teams.
Bergevin has been pretty darn busy since joining us. He needed to get his coaching staff and surroundings in order. Now he also has to deal with the draft, and after that he'll have the free agents.
He filed for arbitration, so now Bergevin has the clear conscience that no other team will be capable of signing him to an offersheet. So he can take his sweet time until the hearing to come down with a deal. Pretty simple and smart actually.
Originally Posted by 29dryden29
I just don't believe he is worth the money some guys are tossing around on here is he good yes is he 10 years and 6 to 7 mill a season good well that I am not sold on.
I don't think anybody is worth a 10year deal in the high millions. Not even Crosby. It's just too risky.
That being said, trading him for a 2nd and 3rd is even dumber.
If we are to trade him, it better be for a huge return because we have absolutely no goalie prospect at all and moving him for Schneider (and pick) for example, is just not worth it.
If a top goalie was UFA you'd probably see it. Bryzgalov is/was not a top 5 guy and he got close to 7mil/year up front. I think Price has a chance to be as good as anybody in 2-3 years, especially if the defense improves.
I think using a completely desperate philly team who signed bryz to a ridiculous contract as a model to follow is patently stupid.
Them overpaying and making poor decisions is unlikely to have significant impact on the market.
Their move was the exception rather than the rule.
Not sure where you guys are pulling these ideas that Price is a middle of the pack goaltender, have you guys not watched the habs play the past two years? Price has been by far the best player on the team for the past two years. The kid has put up some pretty impressive numbers which seem even better when you consider the defense he's been playing behind.
I don't think he will ask for 7 mil/year, but if he does, you give it to him. After three years of Gomez how can you guys justify not giving 7 mil to the teams BEST player.
I don't believe he is the teams best player. I believe in habsland we give way too much credit to the goalie and way too much blame when things go wrong.
We were a bad team last year and Price was part of it. We were outplaying everyone early on and still losing. Goalies managed to steal games from us, but Price seldom stole one for us. He kept us in most games, but wasn't the superstar he's being portrayed.
I am not knocking Price, just stating the truth.
Funny how some fans, many on here, loved all the moves being made, Cammy for Bourque, Spacek for Kaberle ect, but now that we plummeted to the bottom of the standings it's solely because of our poor roster. Where were you guys while it was happening? Cheerleading every move like usual.
I think we have plenty bigger problems then Carey Price, no doubt about that, but come on, 60-70 million? There is no reason to do this.
MB has done the right thing.
basically he is telling everyone DON'T TOUCH. he is and is going to continue to be a HAB. The Habs will pay Price what he deserves as a #1 goalie. Yes the Habs will sign a long term contract.
I best guess is habs want 4 years at 5-5.5 mil,Price wants 6 years at 6+.
SO guess what. My guess is 5 years at 5.750 per. and that would be fine with me. Then move on to PK. and another 5 year contract at 4.50 per.