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Carey Price Is Not Having An All-Star Season

from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette,

Carey Price has shouldered so much of the load for the Canadiens for so long that it seems like heresy to suggest he has been something less than All-World this season. Or even an All-Star.

But based on the reality of a campaign that was over before Santa harnessed his reindeer, Price had no business playing in the All-Star Game.

Based on Price’s career, he should have been part of the festivities. But taking this season alone, the only Canadien who deserved an All-Star berth was Brendan Gallagher. The undersized power forward with a heart the size of the Bay of Fundy has been there, night in and night out, taking the worst the league’s redwoods can throw his way around the crease without complaint and still producing steadily....

Price, meanwhile, has been an enigma. Superb at times, but not often enough. Sluggish at other times. What the real cause might be is pure speculation: technical faults, a lingering injury, the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Price mention in an interview with TVA and then refused to discuss. Off-ice problems that have left him stressed and/or depressed.

Whatever, he has simply not been the Carey Price we know.

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No one could play for a lengthy time at the level in which Price has played. The Habs have no one to blame but their roster the last few years for not contending for the Cup.

Price played lights out, but the players in front of him couldn’t take advantage of that.

Price is a generational goaltender. The Habs really blew it here.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 01/29/18 at 11:17 AM ET

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The weight of an entire organization on his shoulders for basically his entire career is likely taking its toll. You have to wonder if they’ll be able to fix the issues without moving him and if they can’t solve things quick enough, will they be able to move him.

Posted by evileye on 01/30/18 at 02:03 PM ET

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