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01-16-2009, 08:14 AM
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ESPN Magazine - Carey Price: The loneliest man in sports

http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/st...ine&id=3836512

Great article!

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Pretty cool

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with all his puck bunnies, I wouldn't call him a "lonely" guy.

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Very good read. The city of Montreal has chewed up a spit out more than a few players, which is unfortunate, but it has also made legends of others. I'll be the first to admit that, as a fan, I have been guilty of calling into question decisions made by truly knowledgeable hockey veterans. But I have screamed myself horse at games, spent thousands of dollars on tickets and memorabilia, and have lived and died with the team since the early 80's. That's what fans do.

As for Price, there really isn't much to say is there? The kid is an incredible goaltender at the tender age of 21. As long as he stays happy in Montreal, they are set for the next dozen years.

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Good read, thanks for sharing. Hopefully when he comes back from this injury he'll be injury free for a few years at least. It should be interesting to see how he does in the playoffs this year. He'll want to prove that last year was the exception, not the rule.

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LOL, only in Montreal.

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Brian Hayward, Roy's backup from 1986 to 1990, recalls sitting next to Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall in a restaurant. "The chef came out for an autograph and walked right by them and came to me," Hayward remembers. "Mick and Jerry were looking at us like, Who the hell is he?"

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LOL, only in Montreal.
No kidding and you just KNOW its true ... lol

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Best sports read i had in ages.

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LOL, only in Montreal.
I forgot to quote that, it's the funniest part...hahaha.

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Fantastic read.

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part II:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3836549

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cool article... good read thanks

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"I remember players getting booed, and wondering, Why is he getting booed—the game just started'' Jose Theordore

That made me laugh

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great read! thanks

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I agree, but if he was in the goalie position, would have been even nicer. Can Price keep those brown equipments for all games? Looks so great.

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Yeah article isnt bad, I dont live in Montreal and never have so I don't always see this perspective. Only here on HF.

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Good article.

The Brian Hayward quote is quite funny.

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" When the action turns up ice, his senses shift into overdrive. A netminder's top priority is the puck; he must know where it is at all times. But he must also watch play and predict how it will unfold. He must know a puckcarrier's options better than the puckcarrier himself, see through traffic in his crease and line of sight, recognize shooters and know their tendencies—all so he can gamble with constantly shifting percentages. When the shot comes, he must handle it, controlling the rebound so as not to give up another. He is his team's most crucial penalty killer and its last resort. Even if his timing, positioning and reactions are perfect, he can still be beaten by a deflection or tip or 100 mph bullet that neither man nor machine could catch."

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And Montreal isn't merely Canada; it's French Canada, where roughly six million prideful Francophones seem to believe that the success of their club is tied to the preservation of their culture. "The Québécois have three things that belong to them," Bauer says. "The French language, the Catholic religion and Les Canadiens de Montréal." In their view, their language is threatened by English-speaking Quebecers, their religion by the province's diversity.
I really didn't like that part, as a Québecois, but meh, the rest of the article is pretty nice. He puts a bit too much mustard but, I guess it's a real good explanation for someone that's not from Montreal.

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I didn't read it. I thot the lead was crap (Chemin Queen Mary? ..c'mon..) but I just wanted to point out that the author is a woman, I believe, google the name and you get some kinda bodacious chickie from small town Ontario.

Good 'dote about Brian Hayward though. A chickie I knew named Kelly W., who was always flirting with me, one day she tells me that Hayward was trying to pick her up in a bar playing Mr. Lonely and she shot him down. So these guys might be popular but I'm sure overall Mick scored a lot more often than Hayward, sorta like Brett Hull blasting slappers right by Hayward.

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I really didn't like that part, as a Québecois, but meh, the rest of the article is pretty nice. He puts a bit too much mustard but, I guess it's a real good explanation for someone that's not from Montreal.
You can make the argument that there are remnants of catholic culture that are still unconsciously present in Quebec's completely secular society. However, the quote about the province feeling the Catholic religion threatened by diversity is at least 40 years removed from reality.


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