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02-13-2009, 05:16 PM
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Signs Price is off his game:

Some signs/reasons Price is off his game as of late:

1. Deep in his crease: By positioning himself deep in your crease, it just shows that he's lacking confidence. He's more focused on stopping the 2nd shot (rebound) than absorbing the puck or directing it to the corner, as we've seen early in the season. He's isn't challenging shooters by giving them more openings to target. He's giving them more of an angle.

2. Poor lateral movement: We haven't seen the cool, calm, and collected Carey Price in the last few games. The breakaway given to Brodziak was a simple move on a breakaway by a 3rd or 4th liner should be simple based on his shootout saves on the likes of Lecavalier, St Louis and the rest of the NHL's elites. He's scrambling for loose pucks which we haven't really seen in the past.

3. Poor body language: He's fed up and frustrated. Against the Oilers, we saw him running to the dressing room and just emotionally overwhelmed and frustrated at his own play.

4. Injured?: Ever since returning from his ankle injury, Price has been shaky (aside from the ASG). Keep in note that his last slump was most probably due to his wrist injury against the Flyers in the 2nd round.

5- Going in the butterfly too early- Price is a big goalie at 6''3, so when he goes down too early he gives shooters the option of going high.

I'm not saying Price is the only one to blame for this recent slump. The entire team is slumping at the moment.
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they told us it was his ankle, I still believe it was/still is his groin

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I thought the 6-7 gpg were a good sign.

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I believe his problems are all the doings of his own head. Goaltending is 90% mental.

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He just has no confidence right now. When he's on, he's one of the best goalies technically in the NHL.

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Signs he is off his game-goal, goal, goal......

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I believe his problems are all the doings of his own head. Goaltending is 90% mental.
its 90% mental and 75% physical .

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I thought the 6-7 gpg were a good sign.
That did it for me too ..i said hmm hes not playing well .

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He just has no confidence right now. When he's on, he's one of the best goalies technically in the NHL.
Technical? He falls to his knees, and uses his size, plus he's decent at handling the puck. I don't see him as a technical goaltender at all.

Statistically, he isn't one of the best in the NHL at anything.

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He just has no confidence right now. When he's on, he's one of the best goalies technically in the NHL.
I think when Price is on, he uses more of his natural skills than his technicals. He's like a Dominic Hasek with a much bigger body and better puck handling skills.

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I think when Price is on, he uses more of his natural skills than his technicals. He's like a Dominic Hasek with a much bigger body and better puck handling skills.
You're wayyyyyyy off. The guy is all about positioning, you'll never see him make a reverse blocker save.

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I think when Price is on, he uses more of his natural skills than his technicals. He's like a Dominic Hasek with a much bigger body and better puck handling skills.
His game is based on technicality. His butterfly and lateral movement is at times perfect. I guess his natural skill allows him to be calm and make ridiculous saves, but he's above all, technical.

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You're wayyyyyyy off. The guy is all about positioning, you'll never see him make a reverse blocker save.

You are correct but that also leads to some pretty bad looking goals. You never see any desperation in his game, even when he does end up out of position. He is so nonchalant in his movement that it can be seen as lazy or not trying or not caring.

Mainly because of his size, but John Vanbiesbrouck was one of the best technical, positional goalies when he played. But even with Vanbiesbrouck you would see the occasional reverse glove or blocker save.

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You're wayyyyyyy off. The guy is all about positioning, you'll never see him make a reverse blocker save.
I'd settle for a regular blocker save or two.

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I'd settle for a regular blocker save or two.
Nice one

Give the kid a break, he's just struggling

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I tend to feel Carey's going to have a bad game whenever he takes a long time to get back up after he goes down on his knees in the first few minutes of the game.

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its 90% mental and 75% physical .
I love mathematics!

Let's hear it for 165%!

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Some signs/reasons Price is off his game as of late:

1. Deep in his crease: By positioning himself deep in your crease, it just shows that he's lacking confidence. He's more focused on stopping the 2nd shot (rebound) than absorbing the puck or directing it to the corner, as we've seen early in the season. He's isn't challenging shooters by giving them more openings to target. He's giving them more of an angle.

2. Poor lateral movement: We haven't seen the cool, calm, and collected Carey Price in the last few games. The breakaway given to Brodziak was a simple move on a breakaway by a 3rd or 4th liner should be simple based on his shootout saves on the likes of Lecavalier, St Louis and the rest of the NHL's elites. He's scrambling for loose pucks which we haven't really seen in the past.

3. Poor body language: He's fed up and frustrated. Against the Oilers, we saw him running to the dressing room and just emotionally overwhelmed and frustrated at his own play.

4. Injured?: Ever since returning from his ankle injury, Price has been shaky (aside from the ASG). Keep in note that his last slump was most probably due to his wrist injury against the Flyers in the 2nd round.

5- Going in the butterfly too early- Price is a big goalie at 6''3, so when he goes down too early he gives shooters the option of going high.

I'm not saying Price is the only one to blame for this recent slump. The entire team is slumping at the moment.
Go Habs Go!
Some ex- goal tenders would agree with some of your assessments.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/blogs/2009/...truggling.html

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When you lose your confidence as a goalie, man oh man is it horrible.

It takes you alot longer to get up from a goal
You feel heavy and slow so you act heavy and slow
you're always looking to blame the D
You try to play it safe so you're always down one knee

Thing is that, while Carey is struggling and his reflexes and speed are gone, his defense is really not helping either.

Sorry but right now the whole defensive core is playing like a peewee team.
Halak went in with alot of confidence, but he still got shelled last night. 46 saves??? no goalie should have that many shots.

If the Defense does not help him abit more, he will struggle.
When you see as a goalie your defense is absent, you try to play the role of goalie and defenceman.

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He has to get rid of those terrible red pads.

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they told us it was his ankle, I still believe it was/still is his groin

I personally think he is still injured.

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what i dont understand is didnt he injure himself pre-game vs tampa?

he played the whole game and played well even into the shootout...why did it not effect him then and maybe he made it worse

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what i dont understand is didnt he injure himself pre-game vs tampa?

he played the whole game and played well even into the shootout...why did it not effect him then and maybe he made it worse


It was an ankle injury, so when his foot was in the boot of his skate for the game against Tampa, it couldn't get swollen. After the game though it got swollen.

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It was an ankle injury, so when his foot was in the boot of his skate for the game against Tampa, it couldn't get swollen. After the game though it got swollen.
ok...so it was not a groin injury

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ok...so it was not a groin injury
I don't think so. He wouldn't play with a groin injury because you can really aggravate it and have groin issues for the rest of your career if he continued to play through it.

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