Who has been the better goaltender for their respective teams this year? My knee jerk reaction would be Price, but after looking at the numbers I'm not so sure. There has been a lot of discussion on this subject regarding the possibility of TOR and MON meeting in the first round of the playoffs and one of the advantages brought up many times for the Habs is their goaltending. But do they really have the advantage of Price over Reimer?
Best thing to happen to Reimer was getting rid of Francois Allaire. Just an awful coach for him as he took away his ability to battle in net.
To be honest, I always saw Reimer as a shot blocker and not a save maker, but he's transformed his game this year and really improved. Happy for him, he seems like a solid kid and will be paying a close eye on his playoffs.
Tough question... really comes down to what you consider the team's needs to be.
If you want a goalie who's going to give you a chance to win every game, James Reimer would be the call, with the caveat being that he's not going to steal any for you either. If you want a goalie who will steal you a few games, then Carey Price is your call, with the caveat being that he's prone to blowups and costing you games.
If you want a goalie who's going to win more of the games he plays in, James Reimer is the call. If you want a goalie who's going to play in more games, then Carey Price is the call.
Not a good season for Price, I voted Reimer but its close, Reimer I feel is shakier than his numbers suggest.
I used to think this as well. But it seems that "scrambling" is part of his style. You might say he is a scrambling-butterfly goalie. He has very good instincts and has really good lateral movement. But it does make him "look shaky" at times. One area he really needs to work on is his rebound control but I think it has been better over the last several games. He may make you feel nervous but his record speaks for itself.