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04-13-2007, 10:41 PM
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Carey Price wins Pro Debut

Price started tonight for Hamilton against Grand Rapids and apparently played flawlessly...was first star as well!

http://stats.theahl.com/stats/game-s...ame_id=1003270

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04-13-2007, 10:51 PM
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He played a great game. The only goal that beat him was a redirected pass from just outside the crease. He barely struggled with the puck at all tonight. Almost every single shot he faced he managed to hold onto and the Griffins were looking to bump him whenever they could. They tripped him once in his crease wthout a call and after a number of his saves they tried pushing him around (luckily the Dogs D is big and sometimes has a bit of a temper) but he took it all in his stride. He even made a couple of big saves and showed how quick his glove hand can be. He looked calm all night and got the job done.

I'd heard a lot about him before tonight but never seen him in action, but he just made a new fan tonight. I'm impressed. If that's him as a kid with plenty of room for improvement and development, god help the rest of the NHL if he reaches anywhere near his potential. Size, calmness, positioning, quick movements, good glove, good stick and the ability to make the big saves. He wasn't tested to his limits (the way the Dogs sometimes play at the back, that will happen in time) but for his first game, two thumbs up from me and a round of applause

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He played a great game. The only goal that beat him was a redirected pass from just outside the crease. He barely struggled with the puck at all tonight. Almost every single shot he faced he managed to hold onto and the Griffins were looking to bump him whenever they could. They tripped him once in his crease wthout a call and after a number of his saves they tried pushing him around (luckily the Dogs D is big and sometimes has a bit of a temper) but he took it all in his stride. He even made a couple of big saves and showed how quick his glove hand can be. He looked calm all night and got the job done.

I'd heard a lot about him before tonight but never seen him in action, but he just made a new fan tonight. I'm impressed. If that's him as a kid with plenty of room for improvement and development, god help the rest of the NHL if he reaches anywhere near his potential. Size, calmness, positioning, quick movements, good glove, good stick and the ability to make the big saves. He wasn't tested to his limits (the way the Dogs sometimes play at the back, that will happen in time) but for his first game, two thumbs up from me and a round of applause
Is there any aspect of his game that he has to work on at all? like a certain thing missing to be better? Whatever the outcome he's sure worth the gamble we took drafting him 5th overall back in 05

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04-14-2007, 12:02 AM
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Is there any aspect of his game that he has to work on at all? like a certain thing missing to be better? Whatever the outcome he's sure worth the gamble we took drafting him 5th overall back in 05
No assumptions until I hear 'Stanley Cup champion Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens'.

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Is there any aspect of his game that he has to work on at all? like a certain thing missing to be better? Whatever the outcome he's sure worth the gamble we took drafting him 5th overall back in 05
I remember lots of Hab fans being unhappy with that pick during the draft.

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04-14-2007, 12:14 AM
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Price started tonight for Hamilton against Grand Rapids and apparently played flawlessly...was first star as well!

http://stats.theahl.com/stats/game-s...ame_id=1003270
Price > Crosby

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Price > Crosby
....That was an useless comments.


Good for Price, I just hope he can make the Dogs win the Calder Cup.

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....That was an useless comments.


Good for Price, I just hope he can make the Dogs win the Calder Cup.
Agreed, pretty pointless to post things people already know.

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He played a great game. The only goal that beat him was a redirected pass from just outside the crease. He barely struggled with the puck at all tonight. Almost every single shot he faced he managed to hold onto and the Griffins were looking to bump him whenever they could. They tripped him once in his crease wthout a call and after a number of his saves they tried pushing him around (luckily the Dogs D is big and sometimes has a bit of a temper) but he took it all in his stride. He even made a couple of big saves and showed how quick his glove hand can be. He looked calm all night and got the job done.

I'd heard a lot about him before tonight but never seen him in action, but he just made a new fan tonight. I'm impressed. If that's him as a kid with plenty of room for improvement and development, god help the rest of the NHL if he reaches anywhere near his potential. Size, calmness, positioning, quick movements, good glove, good stick and the ability to make the big saves. He wasn't tested to his limits (the way the Dogs sometimes play at the back, that will happen in time) but for his first game, two thumbs up from me and a round of applause
What about his puck handling ?
I think this is one of his strenght !

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I remember lots of Hab fans being unhappy with that pick during the draft.
You're absolutely right. Most habs fans (including myself) were stunned that we did not jump at the chance of drafting Gilbert Brule after he felloff the top 4. In the long run, it might be a gamble that'll pay off.

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He played a great game. The only goal that beat him was a redirected pass from just outside the crease. He barely struggled with the puck at all tonight. Almost every single shot he faced he managed to hold onto and the Griffins were looking to bump him whenever they could. They tripped him once in his crease wthout a call and after a number of his saves they tried pushing him around (luckily the Dogs D is big and sometimes has a bit of a temper) but he took it all in his stride. He even made a couple of big saves and showed how quick his glove hand can be. He looked calm all night and got the job done.

I'd heard a lot about him before tonight but never seen him in action, but he just made a new fan tonight. I'm impressed. If that's him as a kid with plenty of room for improvement and development, god help the rest of the NHL if he reaches anywhere near his potential. Size, calmness, positioning, quick movements, good glove, good stick and the ability to make the big saves. He wasn't tested to his limits (the way the Dogs sometimes play at the back, that will happen in time) but for his first game, two thumbs up from me and a round of applause
Lucky you!! How did you catch the game? Sportsnet? Just curious...

And, like someone else asked...how was his puckhandling? Thanks in advance.

Go Price Go!!

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Lucky you!! How did you catch the game? Sportsnet? Just curious...

And, like someone else asked...how was his puckhandling? Thanks in advance.

Go Price Go!!
price>>>turco

kidding kidding kidding. sorry

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Is there any aspect of his game that he has to work on at all? like a certain thing missing to be better? Whatever the outcome he's sure worth the gamble we took drafting him 5th overall back in 05
Bearing in mind that I have only seen him play one game in his entire career, he seems to have pretty good skills all round. On the back of just the game last night, there wasn't any aspect of his play that made me think that he is going to have to concentrate and work hard on that area before advancing to the NHL. I suspect that it is more a matter of gaining experience and should any issue in his game arise, he will then address it. But he didn't show a weakness last night. Rollie Melanson (Habs goalie coach for those that don't know) was interviewed during the 1st intermission and said something along the line of 'he is NHL ready now but we are going to keep him in the minors for a while to gain experience and to help him adapt to the changes in the game at a higher level'. Rollie is very high on this kid and in just the game last night, I was able to see why. Great potential in Price, I hope he keeps improving.

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What about his puck handling ?
I think this is one of his strenght !
Yep, puck handling is a strength of his. He was leaving the net often to pick the puck up behind his net and can play it nicely. As I said in the Hamilton/Cincinnati sticky on the Habs board, there were a couple of occassions when he played the puck where I thought he could have made a better decision where to play it, but it was his first game with a team. He isn't used to his teammates and they aren't used to him. It's not like he was giving the puck away in those situations either, he just played it round the boards where an opponent could try and battle a Hamilton player for the puck instead of making a pass to a teammate, which appeared to me at least, to be in a better position.

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Lucky you!! How did you catch the game? Sportsnet? Just curious...
I don't think Sportsnet is available over here even with satellite or digital TV. I watched it via B2, online.

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I remember lots of Hab fans being unhappy with that pick during the draft.
I admit I was in the "Pick Brule" camp, but I have now totally reversed my stance, the Price pick is turning out great. Congratulations to him, hopefully the beginning of a long pro career!

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Price is the best young stud G prospect since Luongo was drafted 10 yrs ago, and it's not premature to look for similarities between his game and that of Luongo, or even Brodeur.He was great pick on draft day, and he is developing just like Melanson and Timmins expected.If it was any other organization, hockey writers would say that Price is the best pro prospect around.

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I remember lots of Hab fans being unhappy with that pick during the draft.
What would they know? They can be lead around by the nose.

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Those who are being annoying ***** and stereotyping Hab fans by saying he is better than Crosby and Turco should shut their mouths. He is a good goalie and an upcoming star, just because a thread was made about his first pro win doesnt mean we are saying he deserves to be picked ahead of Crosby or be the starter for Dallas. Hab fans are excited and it is unfair to say these comments.

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What about his puck handling ?
I think this is one of his strenght !
His puck handling is one of his better assets, very very good with the puck. He played a really good game, will be interesting if he can take over the starting job in the playoffs next week against Rochester.

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I remember lots of Hab fans being unhappy with that pick during the draft.
We were confused at the time of the pick, at least I was. Lots has changed since then.

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I hate that pick...this guy's gona play against us 8 times a year

Great news for the Habs that this guy's working out. The goalie Gods smile upon Montreal - turning Huet from back-up to starter and now with Halak and Price

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Price > Crosby
Well, as a goalie yeah sure.

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I hate that pick...this guy's gona play against us 8 times a year

Great news for the Habs that this guy's working out. The goalie Gods smile upon Montreal - turning Huet from back-up to starter and now with Halak and Price
Now if we can start getting something else then goalies in mtl...

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Now if we can start getting something else then goalies in mtl...
seriously, goaltending hasn't really been the problem for us...offence and inconsistent defence is...

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Carey Price UPDATE!! :

Price saved 29 our of 31 shots...in a 2-1 loss to Rochester (last game of the season).
Price was the 3rd STAR in this game...

(I'm 99% sure! I checked quickly!) Playoffs start April 19, 2007 VS Rochester


Go Bulldogs Go!!
Go Price Go!!

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Well, as a goalie yeah sure.
finally someone got the joke. to the guy with no sense of humor that called my comment "pretty useless" I can only respond in emoticon fashion:
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