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Carey Price Is Just Not Right

from Brendan Kelly of the Montreal Gazette,

I’m worried about Carey Price and you should be too.

The Canadiens’ all-world/other-worldly/greatest-ever goalie simply hasn’t been himself for the past six weeks and it’s right there to see in his stats. He has had four or more goals scored against him in four of his last five games and in one of those games, that embarrassment at the hands of the Minnesota Wild, he let in seven goals.

Worse, he has let in three or more goals in eight of his last ten games. This is simply not the Carey Price we know and love. Sadly, it is nothing like the Carey Price of the 2014-2015 season who was far and away the best goalie in the National Hockey League and, in fact, was the best player in Bettman’s league that year and has the trophies to prove it. The Price we’re seeing these days is a lot more like the young Price from his early years with the Habs, when management was predicting, correctly it turns out, that he was the new Dryden/Roy but the results on the ice were a lot less Hall of Fame-like at the time.

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awould's avatar

First Lundqvist and now Price. Could be the franchise goalies of the league are starting to head out to pasture? Would be early for Price, but I wouldn’t complain.

Make way for Coreau!

Posted by awould on 01/20/17 at 10:35 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Add
-Ben Bishop
-our favorite flopper (Mike Smith)
-Fluery
-Halak
-Ryan Miller

It’s becoming a younger man’s position.

Posted by TreKronor on 01/20/17 at 11:05 AM ET

Primis's avatar

It’s becoming a younger man’s position.

Posted by TreKronor on 01/20/17 at 10:05 AM ET

It’s more than that:  goalies are disposable, much like running backs in the NFL.

Hope to get 3 or maybe 4 good seasons out of them and then move on.  Nothing more.  The game has changed too much and goalies have been taught to rely upon tactics and equipment that people have figured out.

It’s been a trend for the last 4 or 5 years now, and is just not really starting to hit hard.

Posted by Primis on 01/20/17 at 11:12 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

I agree.  Which is why I can’t understand some of these monster long term contracts being tossed at them.  I understand a 5 year contract to retain an RFA or attract a UFA, but anything more than that is ridiculous.  There are 11 teams with goalies under contract for more than 5 years.  http://www.spotrac.com/nhl/contracts/goaltender/

Posted by TreKronor on 01/20/17 at 11:16 AM ET

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