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03-19-2009, 09:26 AM
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I'm pretty confused. Now...I've been sort of busy this past week. See I just moved and I'm in the process of building furniture and unpacking and whatnot...But I did get to watch the Rangers game, and I've watched the last few games for the most part, though I missed the Devils game and most of the game before that...

Anyways, I'm wondering where all this Price hate is coming from! From what I've seen he's been pretty solid! Especialy considering his slump not too long ago...Kid was playing some good hockey from what I saw. I mean, he was routinely facing 35-40 shots a game and the team just isn't scoring! I thought he was a little weak in the shootout last game but that's about it.

Suddenly the kid sucks? I haven't gotten that impression at all. I think he's close to his old self frankly...Lets in 2-ish goals per game for the most part and that's about it. Can't ask for much more from your goalies you know...

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03-19-2009, 09:26 AM
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I hope Alfie doesn't play. We need all the help we can get
I can't find anything on Alfie, is he injured or sick ?

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03-19-2009, 09:28 AM
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I'm pretty confused. Now...I've been sort of busy this past week. See I just moved and I'm in the process of building furniture and unpacking and whatnot...But I did get to watch the Rangers game, and I've watched the last few games for the most part, though I missed the Devils game and most of the game before that...

Anyways, I'm wondering where all this Price hate is coming from! From what I've seen he's been pretty solid! Especialy considering his slump not too long ago...Kid was playing some good hockey from what I saw. I mean, he was routinely facing 35-40 shots a game and the team just isn't scoring! I thought he was a little weak in the shootout last game but that's about it.

Suddenly the kid sucks? I haven't gotten that impression at all. I think he's close to his old self frankly...Lets in 2-ish goals per game for the most part and that's about it. Can't ask for much more from your goalies you know...
There are 2 explanations
1. Bandwagonners
2. Jealous
There are no other reasons, the hate should be put towards the offense if they had any hate to put.

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03-19-2009, 09:29 AM
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I think they are on the verge of a dominant performance and it is just that dominant 60 minute performance that is needed to turn this slump around. They played better during the last game and if they can turn it up a notch against the Sens (for 3 periods), a nice 5-0 win would be just what the doctor called for.

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no stupid penalties, effective PP, much better D zone play, Price on top of his game, Komi with a couple of bone crunchers

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03-19-2009, 09:32 AM
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I'm with dave here. Price is the #1. Price has played very well the past couple weeks. I know he threw up a stinker in the SO, but he was one of the main reasons we got at least a point. Do you want 1 or no points? Also, I love Jaro, and appriciate what he's done for the team right now. Without him, we would be even lower in the standings. But, just because a goalie goes on a hot streak, doesn't mean he's now the #1. Now remember, I love Jaro but Carey's the #1.

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good decision they both deserve it but cant go wrong with price

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Here's hoping to a very good performance from Price. Because I'm heading up to Montreal to see the game on Saturday and would much rather see him play again there than Halak

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03-19-2009, 09:35 AM
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Please don't be the game where the Sens snap the Habs win streak against them.

Get at them early and don't let up!

Go Habs!

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03-19-2009, 09:38 AM
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I find Gainey's comment from the article curious.

"Bob Gainey told the media that he thought Price looked off-balance during last night's shootout, a problem which he hasn't seen in previous shootouts."

Off-balance?

Intimidated is more like it.
his only problem in that game was the shoot-out and to me he was backing in to his own net and making himself look small easily fixed, stay at the top of your crease

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03-19-2009, 09:44 AM
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How can they do this to halak again. 2 years ago when we were on the verge of making the playoffs and halak had a big win streak going, huet comes back from injury they put him in against toronto and we lose and dont make the playoffs. Its 2 years all over again!!

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Ottawa will likely come out flying, Habs had better match that initial intensity or else it could be over early considering Mtl's pop gun offense of late. The Ottawa/Toronto games (division rivals playing the role of spoiler) will tell us a lot about what this team really wants. Actually the next 5 games could be considered very winnable for a supposed "playoff" team. Hopefully Mtl's road to a successful playoffs starts tonight.

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I'm not upset with Price starting, he has been better of late - even though the shootout didn't go well at all against the Rangers.

Still, it's not just about goaltending - we haven't played well as a team for a long time.

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How can they do this to halak again. 2 years ago when we were on the verge of making the playoffs and halak had a big win streak going, huet comes back from injury they put him in against toronto and we lose and dont make the playoffs. Its 2 years all over again!!
Yeah, and Huet gave up 6 goals in the process ...

I'd prefer to ride Halak for the next 5 games against relatively weaker opponents(unless he falls apart in one of them of course). I have nothing against Price except for the fact I don't believe he's fully mentally back to where he was in the first half of the season and feel Halak is the safer bet at the moment considering his recent play. These next 5 games will go a long way to determining whether Mtl will make the playoffs.

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It's our starting goalie.... Again.

Shouldn't be a huge surprise.

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03-19-2009, 10:12 AM
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There are 2 explanations
1. Bandwagonners
2. Jealous
There are no other reasons, the hate should be put towards the offense if they had any hate to put.
There's actually a third reason.

3) FACTS.

Price:

January 5 4 275 1 3 0 1 18 3.93 135 117 .867 0
February 8 7 432 1 5 1 1 27 3.75 201 174 .866 0
March 6 6 365 2 2 2 1 16 2.63 198 182 .919

Since January: Price 19g, 4-10-3 sv, .883



January 9 9 493 6 3 0 0 29 3.53 258 229 .888 0
February 7 7 414 5 2 0 0 20 2.90 289 269 .931 1
March 1 1 60 0 1 0 0 3 3.00 48 45 .938 0


Since January: 17g. 11-6, sv .908



Sorry for wanting to go with the guy with the better record and save percentage over the last 10 weeks. I guess the only explanation is that I'm on the bandwagon or jealous? Jealous of what exactly? Of his record?

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03-19-2009, 10:15 AM
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There's actually a third reason.

3) FACTS.

Price:

January 5 4 275 1 3 0 1 18 3.93 135 117 .867 0
February 8 7 432 1 5 1 1 27 3.75 201 174 .866 0
March 6 6 365 2 2 2 1 16 2.63 198 182 .919

Since January: Price 19g, 4-10-3 sv, .883



January 9 9 493 6 3 0 0 29 3.53 258 229 .888 0
February 7 7 414 5 2 0 0 20 2.90 289 269 .931 1
March 1 1 60 0 1 0 0 3 3.00 48 45 .938 0


Since January: 17g. 11-6, sv .908



Sorry for wanting to go with the guy with the better record and save percentage over the last 10 weeks. I guess the only explanation is that I'm on the bandwagon or jealous? Jealous of what exactly? Of his record?
Very nice. Who has the better number in their last 5 games? It's a lot closer than you think.

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I dont know what to say anymore....just win

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I can't find anything on Alfie, is he injured or sick ?
No one knows what he has, hes probable for tonights game.
Also Comrie was out last game due to the flu but its possible he might play tonight.

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03-19-2009, 10:23 AM
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I like Gainey's lines tonight for some reason... even though the AKs are back together. Having Gui! back and that stellar third line reunited, the kids with Metro on the 4th. I don't know why, but I just have a good feeling about these lines tonight for some reason.
Go Habs Go!

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03-19-2009, 10:24 AM
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Very nice. Who has the better number in their last 5 games? It's a lot closer than you think.
Halak has the better numbers. He's 4-1, and Price is 2-1-2. He also has a better save percentage. Plus, Gainey did Price the favour of not starting him against Jersey.

It doesn't matter what sample you take, Halak has the better numbers. But more than that, he also seems more confident to me and less rattled. Not you? Price has displayed a remarkable amount of fragility. That doesn't mean I don't understand it, he's young, but why should that be a justification for keeping him there?

Halak. Better numbers, more confident, can handle the pressure.

Case closed.

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Don't care what goalie starts tonight, I care that we win tonight.

Go Habs go!

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Halak has the better numbers. He's 4-1, and Price is 2-1-2. He also has a better save percentage. Plus, Gainey did Price the favour of not starting him against Jersey.

It doesn't matter what sample you take, Halak has the better numbers. But more than that, he also seems more confident to me and less rattled. Not you? Price has displayed a remarkable amount of fragility. That doesn't mean I don't understand it, he's young, but why should that be a justification for keeping him there?

Halak. Better numbers, more confident, can handle the pressure.

Case closed.
If let's say this team made the playoffs (big if) by either starting Price or Halak, who would you rather have for your cup run?

a) Your #1 goalie whose playing pretty solid and already has 2 playoff round experience.

b) Your backup whose been playing great with 1 playoff game experience.

Choose wisely.

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[QUOTE=Frankenheimer;18605330]Halak has the better numbers. He's 4-1, and Price is 2-1-2. He also has a better save percentage. Plus, Gainey did Price the favour of not starting him against Jersey.

It doesn't matter what sample you take, Halak has the better numbers. But more than that, he also seems more confident to me and less rattled. Not you? Price has displayed a remarkable amount of fragility. That doesn't mean I don't understand it, he's young, but why should that be a justification for keeping him there?

Halak. Better numbers, more confident, can handle the pressure.

Case closed.[/QUOTE]

You've done it again Gumshoe. Next, can you crack the case of the stolen peanut butter cup from Mr. Weatherbee's office?

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We'll see how this works out!!!

God it pisses me off to see Halak stand on his head for 10 games and keep the team in a playoff race and then have to sit on the bench to let Price start and lose games.

I'm all for giving Price a few games here and there to get out of his slump, but if the kid isn't winning and we need to win games, why keep playing him??? Halak was winning games for the Habs, which is what they need, and now he's sitting on the bench instead of Price?? It makes no sense to me.
Umm yeah you did watch the last few games right? Price is not the reason, we all can agree it is a defensive problem, our guys are not hard enough on opposing players in front, are not getting the puck moved out quickly or effectively and need to clear out rebounds better. Either of the goalies are in and we get the same results.
Since we are sitting the guys that are to blame we are gonna need a few more defensemen from somewhere.

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If let's say this team made the playoffs (big if) by either starting Price or Halak, who would you rather have for your cup run?

a) Your #1 goalie whose playing pretty solid and already has 2 playoff round experience.

b) Your backup whose been playing great with 1 playoff game experience.

Choose wisely.
If I went with the evidence alone, not my emotions, not with conventional wisdom, but on evidence, the answer would be Halak.

The #1 goalie argument is a poor one when it comes to Price. It would work with say an established goalie with a proven track record, Roy, Luongo, etc. The fact is Price hasn't show he's a number 1 goalie yet, by which I mean:

1) Playing one full season of solid hockey.
2) Not being a reason for getting bounced from the playoffs.

He's a number 1 goalie only in title for now. Once he shows he can handle the pressure and full workload and not draw attention to his emotional fragility, he will be number 1, but that will be based on evidence not appointment.

Your second argument is just as weak in my opinion. He won a round of hockey against the number 8 seed, and against a team the Habs had gone 8-0 against during the regular season. He merely did his job in winning that round, albeit in seven games.

The next round is widely regarded as a failure for Price.

We need a goalie with the potential of stealing rounds, and based on the evidence, I'm going with Halak. I sincerely hope the kid turns it around and starts winning games, but I suspect he won't. But when he does, I will defend him based on the evidence, not what I imagine Price is.

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