I was leery about it then, now I'm really convinced that trading Huet was a bonehead move. Price is great when he's on but Halak is no Huet to cover for him when he's off his game.
was a bonehead move FOR LAST YEAR
--but not now
chris osgood has always been a terrible goalie, ty conklin was a sieve for several teams especially pittsburgh last year
but behind a team that is well coached and plays a defesive style like detroit which allows 20 shots a game these 2 goalies have great records. the sieve conl\klin has 6 shutouts this year so far.
the habs are terribly put together by gainey on defense and poorly coached - it doesnt matter who the goalie is. dryden or plante would be getting bombed too if they had to play behind bouillion, brisebois, obyrre, gorges and reckless markov.
gainey let souray, streit, beauchemin and hainsey go.
I will always hate what Carbo and Gainey did to Huet. I remember this like it was yesterday. Carbo for no reasons started pointing fingers at Huet at a time where Christo had really found his game. He was our goalie, maybe finaly becoming a top golaie for the first time since he got here. The press and fans were wondering what was that all about this "calling out". Then shortly after they called back Price to be Huet's backup, little things to attack Huet's confidence. And then in the blink of an eye they trade him for peanuts. Even though Bob had promised Huet he would warn him if he would be traded. Not only that but the arrogance they showed in thinking their cherished young prospect would become another Dryden/Roy in the playoffs. Huet was our guy and they should have signed him for three years. He would have cost a lot less for us that he asked on the free agency, maybe 3.5 or 4. Bottom line, you should stick with your man, not sees stars in your eyes like you're in a dreamworld just because you have a talented prospect. The Bruins stuck by Thomas and he's giving them his all every game like it's his last.
That's an underline of Gainey's regime so far: lack of respect. Lack of respect toward Huet, Streit, Sourey, Rivet. Warriors that had this team at heart. They prefer floaters, prefer POTENTIAL over on-ice results.