I definitely don't want to see Price in Montreal next year, and needlessly burn up a year towards unrestricted free-agency. He needs experience against pro shooters, and I'll be willing to give him as much time as he needs. It definitely is very nice to have 2 quality young goalies in the stable, who are relatively the same age (Halak and Price). It think it gives us stability, and doesn't make us panic necessarily if one falters. It's almost like the Theodore/Garon situation from 2000.
I don't know if Danis wilkl resign, but all of you that think he's going to be the backup must remember that he was sought after my several teams in college.
Since Les Habs have not given him much of a chance to play in the NHL, why would he re-sign with them?
Cary Price was the best goalie out of camp last year according to many players. His mental maturity seems miles ahead of a regular 19 year old.
Gainey has options, depending if Danis is signed.
1) Huet and a fight between Danis and Halak for the backup.
2) Huet and Halak with Price in the AHL if Danis doesn't resign.
3) Huet and a veteran goalie with Halak and Price in the AHL
4) Huet and Price with Halak and Leighton in the AHL
Hey if Price is ready....let him play 20 games in the NHL next year!!!