Another thing. For me at least, the jury is still out on Halak. I think he's a good goalie, but I still cannot judge him because 7 of his 10 wins have come against 3 teams. There hasn't been much to analyze him on, plus he's been getting a lot of goal support.
Same goes for Price, the jury is still out because he's inconsistent, but like Halak he's shown he can steal games. He stole the games in Toronto and Buffalo. The Washington game. The Boston game where we won in shootout. Last night's game.
IMO both goalies are at the same level of play currently, but why I would stick with Price is because he's currently at the same level as Halak and is two years younger which is quite impressive.
It's funny that we call Price inconsistent because he hasn't allowed more than 3 goal in REGULAR time since november 1.
If i'm not mistaken he was pull out of the game only one time (against Vancouver)...
In about each Price win, he was a factor in the win (maybe not the main one but at least a solid contributor)
In about each of his loss (except maybe 2 or 3), Price was not the main reason that we lost the game.
It's simple. Each time Price made a mistake (only one), never the players were able to help him... that's a shame...
Halak is really good. His last 4 games proved it. But to me, Price was consistent this season.
Both goalies have shown lots of promise. Both goalies have had good and bad stretches. The only difference is that Price has shown a tendency to get rattled a little bit, but that's normal he's only 22 years old. Halak has been a big relief and I think the situation has been handled well. Next season, Price will most likely be a lot more stable, and Halak is probably going to be gone. But right now, I feel Halak has been slightly more consistent which is normal considering age differences.
Bottom line, neither of the two have ever been the go to go guy for a full season without any problems so we can't know for sure who can actually do it and luckily we don't have to find out.