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Top Goalie This Season

About a month ago I picked Tuukka Rask as the top goalie so far this season.  He has been passed in the Vezina race by Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens.  Price is posting a .938 saves percentage and a 1.95 GAA with a weaker defence in front of him then Rask has in Boston.

It is a myth that Team Canada has a weakness in goal for the 2014 Olympics.  Perhaps they didn't have a goalie who was a serious contender in the 2013 Vezina race, but they have the top goalie in the league right now.  Carey Price would be a strong choice to be the top goalie for Canada in the Olympics.

Price was a top draft pick in 2005 coming fifth overall.  He was a successful junior goalie in international play.  His development into a Vezina worthy goalie at the NHL level has been slower than some hoped.  However at age 26, Price is only beginning to enter his prime years.  He could be a top NHL goalie for many years to come.  Right now he is the leading contender for the Vezina Trophy.

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