Yeah, do that a second time to him. Good luck with him ever wanting to play with us again. You are using him. Have you ever been used as a person? It's not a good feeling. Halak will surely appreciate getting the team for a second consecutive season to a point of winning and not be given the reigns to complete it? You won't see him back if that's the case.
Don't get me wrong, I have all the confidence in the world in Jaroslav Halak, I just simply do not think this is the right situation or timing to give him the ball and tell him to run with it.
Yup I understand but this is a hockey team. The coach has to use his players and make the decisions to win. It's not about how they will feel about the decision. If the players feelings comes in the way to the team winning then that player shouldn't be on our team. Bulis and Samsonov were two players that would put their personal feeelings in front of the the coaching staffs decisions and look where it got them.
I don't mind it, Price hasn't played well in 4 of the last 6 games and has been poor in the last 2 (7 goals on 35 shots).
Too bad some of you show so little faith in Halak, personally I do and I damn well will be cheering for him and hope he has a great game for THE HABS sake.
It seems like some of you are more Mtl Price fans and not Mtl Canadiens fans, it's a team sport and all teams have two goaltenders they feel can get the job done when needed. After all, Osgood appears to be playing fairly well in place of Hasek ... maybe Halak will do the same, at least for tonight.
BTW, didn't Rollie say before the last game that he thought Price was mentally tired, there's a good chance Carbo listened long and hard to what the Habs goaltending coach had to say on the subject before making his decision.
Anyway, whether it's Price or Halak in nets I'll be behind either 100%
I don't think this is a good decision because of Halak's size. I'm afraid he'll either be pushed around or won't be able to see over screens and stuff. I am rooting for him though and I hope our guys can establish an early lead instead of waiting until the last minute to score.
I have always liked Halak but this move only works if Price goes back in the next game even if we get a win tonight. I'm fine with this move and this is actually what I was hoping but it is really what Carbonneau's next move is that matters. remember guys, every move that Carbonneau has done related to oaltending as been the right one up to now this year. Trust in him (this comming from one of his biggest haters earlier this year and last season)
Add that Halak's going to be on a short leash. We'll do fine.
I've changed my mind on many subjects.
I've worked hard to correct my mistakes. Taken the necessary actions to improve myself.
I've never blamed someone else for something I've done wrong.
I admit I'm wrong when I'm wrong.
But Carbonneau has rarely ever made a decision that I've agreed with. Simply put this situation as it stands right now is the wrong time for Halak. That's what I think.
Come on, you're really going over the top with the whole Carbo hate. We finished first in the division, that alone says something about him.
Every time he took a decision this year it was a stupid one according to you, now look at where it lead us.