I have no problem with people bashing Price when he deserves it, heck i don't even mind it when he doesn't really. Its the handful of posters that always show up and bash him no matter what that drive me nuts. We have a few posters on this board that just can't seem to talk about anything else, its like they're brain washed. When we win and Price plays well, we don't seem them, but as soon as things go bad and Price can be blamed, they're in the GDTs and posting non stop about how he sucks.
I was blaming Price? That's news to me. All I said is that it was likely that it would be up to him to bail us out at some point, as a team like the Pens were likely going to get some scoring opportunities sooner or later.
But don't let the actual content of my post get in the way of your over-sensitive bashing.
Again I don't see why Price has to bail us out? What about useless Desharnais who simply doesn't give a **** after his shiny new contract? Our supposed #1 offensive centre? What about Pacioretty?
The offence has been crap, I don't know why people are saying othwerwise. But Price has to bail us out?
Maybe you didn't mean it but your post sure hinted that if we lose, it's on Price.
I know stats don't tell the whole story, but he's barely in the Top-40 in SV%. We need him to be A LOT better than that.
The home and road stats are absolutely mind boggling. I don't understand how they can be so different.
Totally granted. But in the "overall" sense, he hasn't been that bad. Commentators and guys around the league/media still refer to him as a goalie that "keeps you in every game". And since we're tied at the top of the division, it's hard to even point to that many points that he possibly could have "cost" us. We simply haven't had a lot of the "steals" that leave you thinking that a guy is "great".
Guys are missing the BIG PICTURE... A year ago we were crap... Our system was crap... Players had no confidence in management... We'd fold like a cheap tent....
Fast forward... We ARE one of the best teams in the East... We ARE competing with the best teams in the East... If you were told we'd be 20-6-5 and have a playoff spot virtually sewn up with a MONTH left in the season... You would have given a limb... Relax .... We're going to make it to the big dance and we have a smart GM driving the bus!