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by The Upper Canadien on 08/18/10 at 02:42 PM ET
Well Habs fans, it’s August
18th and Carey Price still hasn’t signed. What’s he been up to lately? As has been reported elsewhere, he took part in a rodeo event in BC this past weekend.
As the article notes, Price should stick to hockey, “He recorded two no-time scores as he was unable to snare the calf’s hind leg with his lasso.”
It’s good to see that the article mentions that Price needed to receive approval to participate, because that means the Canadiens at least intend to sign him. Seriously though, we’re getting perilously close to September. How long until the dreaded ‘H’ word makes it into articles? Can the Canadiens seriously start the year with Alex Auld in net?
Habs nation won’t Halak it very much if Auld-Sanford are the battery to start the year. If Price doesn’t sign before camp, will there be a coup d’etat amongst fans given that Jaro, and now Desjardins, have been jettisoned to other teams? For those wondering, the last Canadiens goalie to hold out was Jose Theodore, and it only lasted a couple of weeks into training camp.
One has to figure that Boston, Ottawa, Buffalo and Toronto are desperately hoping Price holds out. I can’t see the Canadiens being much of a contender with Auld starting every night. No disrespect to Auld, he’s a competent backup, but the gap between his talent and Price’s is extreme.
Since it is becoming at least a possibility, I ask you this:
Can the Canadiens compete without Carey Price?
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