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06-08-2006, 05:20 PM
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Am I The Only One Who Thinks...

Am I the only one who thinks that no matter what Huet gets ($$$), he's not going to live up to the contract?

I just don't see him carrying the Habs the way he did the last half of the '05-'06 season.

So, I'm ver curious to hear what other loyalists think about Huet's potential for the foreseeable future (be it with the Habs, or not).

Kingjarl

PS If it wasn't clear, I don't believe that Huet will still be the number one in Montreal come January '07. That being said, I would love to eat my words 1 year from now. God help us, we need consistent goaltending!

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06-08-2006, 05:29 PM
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The expectations will be too high from the fans. Everyone will want Huet to become a Vezina winner, but I'm a little bit with you on this one...the only difference is that I think he will still be our starter in January...

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Am I the only one who thinks that no matter what Huet gets ($$$), he's not going to live up to the contract?

I just don't see him carrying the Habs the way he did the last half of the '05-'06 season.

So, I'm ver curious to hear what other loyalists think about Huet's potential for the foreseeable future (be it with the Habs, or not).

Kingjarl

PS If it wasn't clear, I don't believe that Huet will still be the number one in Montreal come January '07. That being said, I would love to eat my words 1 year from now. God help us, we need consistent goaltending!
He doesnt appear to be a Steve Penney.

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06-08-2006, 05:36 PM
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I think Gainey is caught between a rock and a hard place in the Huet situation. The fans had such a crush on him that we have to find a way te re-sign him now; if we let him go, the poor guy who's gonna start in goal next year is gonna be boohed out of town as soon as he gives up a goal (let alone a softie...)
But I think everybody will be reasonnable, he'll come back at a fair price and, given that he's used smartly (no more than 52-55 games), he'll do just fine !

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He doesnt appear to be a Steve Penney.
did Steve Penney was appearing to be a Steve Penney ?

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As long he plays better than Theo and Garon, i'll be happy. That's not asking too much is it.

But to your topic, yeah i'm not sold on Huet yet. If i'm not mistaken, he's had some real hot streaks while in L.A. so the season may not be a fluke. I think its 50/50 chance of success. Don't know why, i think he might get injured than disapoint with poor play.

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06-08-2006, 05:45 PM
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did Steve Penney was appearing to be a Steve Penney ?
Could you rephrase that?

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Anyone who knows goaltending knows there's something special about the way Huet plays. I've played nets and watched other goalies for years, and every game I've seen Huet play, I've been amazed by his rebound control, his composure, his ability to slide from side to side on his knees so smoothly. He's not a J.S. Aubin or a J.S. Giguère or even a David Aebischer...those are goalies who step it up randomly on occassion when they've got nothing to lose (Giggy stepped it up at the right time one year, but the Ducks were underdogs). They have very typical styles in nets and other goalies do it better and more consistantly. Huet is differant and has been consistant through out his career on good teams, bad teams, international team, but it's only with the Habs that he's getting the chance to show off his skills.

The only thing I'm worried about is if he cracks under the pressure of the media... but everyone's been saying how calm he is, so that might never be an issue. He had a big knee injury before he started playing in Montreal, that could be an issue, but it didn't seem to affect him since.

I'd sign Huet up to a 3 year, 3M a year contract. If he really wants to play here, I really think he's worth it.

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06-08-2006, 05:51 PM
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did Steve Penney was appearing to be a Steve Penney ?
Steve Penney appeared to be more of an Andre Racicot, even before there was an Andre Racicot.

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I think they should sign him to a one year contract.

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I think they should sign him to a one year contract.

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I think 2 years is what Carey Price needs.(Could be a little more, but you can adjust with a UFA.)

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I think they should sign him to a one year contract.
In a ideal world, we would sign everybody to 1 year deals. But the market for goaltenders being what it is, there is NO WAY he's gonna settle for less than 2 years, and more realisticly 3 years. If you're not willing to give him more than 1 year, might as well say that you don't want him back

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Im not that worried, he had good stats troughout is whol NHL career, always lighting a fire behind the guys he used to backup.

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Like it or not, Huet has to prove himself all over again next year and i hope he knows it.

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Huet is at the age where many goalies come into their own and become consistent. I'm a lot less worried than I would be if he was still in his early twenties.

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The problem is that Huet has shown signs of weakness at the end of the season and especially during the playoffs. Opposing teams didn't get to see him much before (and neither did the Habs) because he used to play in the west. They were now faced with a goaltender they didn't really know and didn't have much time to analyze him but it won't take long for them to figure out his weaknesses (the Canes figured him out) and I think he'll become a backup again.

I sure am not going to jump on the Huet bandwagon unless he has another great season and can actually live up to that season in the playoffs.

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06-08-2006, 08:11 PM
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The problem is that Huet has shown signs of weakness at the end of the season and especially during the playoffs. Opposing teams didn't get to see him much before (and neither did the Habs) because he used to play in the west. They were now faced with a goaltender they didn't really know and didn't have much time to analyze him but it won't take long for them to figure out his weaknesses (the Canes figured him out) and I think he'll become a backup again.

I sure am not going to jump on the Huet bandwagon unless he has another great season and can actually live up to that season in the playoffs.
Huet still has one of the best save percentage in the playoffs even though the Habs have been out for a while. The canes didnt exactly figured him out my friend since they didnt exactly lit him up. Huet was toe to toe with Ward and was awsome, i think you are way off on that point.

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Am I the only one who thinks that no matter what Huet gets ($$$), he's not going to live up to the contract?

I just don't see him carrying the Habs the way he did the last half of the '05-'06 season.

So, I'm ver curious to hear what other loyalists think about Huet's potential for the foreseeable future (be it with the Habs, or not).

Kingjarl

PS If it wasn't clear, I don't believe that Huet will still be the number one in Montreal come January '07. That being said, I would love to eat my words 1 year from now. God help us, we need consistent goaltending!
same here, I hope that BG doesn't feel forced to sign Huet like he did with Theo.

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06-08-2006, 08:25 PM
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I think they should sign him to a one year contract.

Me too. 2.2 million + bonusses clause.

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The problem is that Huet has shown signs of weakness at the end of the season and especially during the playoffs. Opposing teams didn't get to see him much before (and neither did the Habs) because he used to play in the west. They were now faced with a goaltender they didn't really know and didn't have much time to analyze him but it won't take long for them to figure out his weaknesses (the Canes figured him out) and I think he'll become a backup again.

I sure am not going to jump on the Huet bandwagon unless he has another great season and can actually live up to that season in the playoffs.
What playoffs were you watching? Our guys couldn't score; Huet is the only reason any of our losses were even close. If anything he proved himself to be a very solid playoff performer. What did you expect: a shutout every game?

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What playoffs were you watching? Our guys couldn't score; Huet is the only reason any of our losses were even close. If anything he proved himself to be a very solid playoff performer. What did you expect: a shutout every game?
I will add (Canes fans will agree with me on this) that Huet was the best goalie the Canes faced in the playoffs. He outplayed Brodeur and even Miller.

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Well I don't have that feeling, but I wouldnt give Huet a long term deal, I would give him a 1 year deal at 2M$.

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Well I don't have that feeling, but I wouldnt give Huet a long term deal, I would give him a 1 year deal at 2M$.
I also think that but i dont agree with people trying to downgrade his performance in the playoffs.

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the expectations from us fans and the media circus will be very high, it'll be a ton of pressure. I'm not convinced he'll be able to handle it like he did last season.
last year, nobody had high expectations...this year it'll be another story. I hope he proves me wrong though.

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