Player Discussion Carey Price - Spring Savings Edition

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  1. zffssk On Break

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    They might have won a cup if they went really hot, but honestly it could have happened to Price too. But that's also part plain old dumb luck.
     
  2. Lafleurs Guy Don't Stand So Close To Me

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    As I've argued for years, he's worth ten mil. Always has been.

    The problem has always been paying him that money and then building nothing around him. THAT was the stupid part.
     
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    If Patrick Roy or any of our historical greats cooked up in 2008 or 2014, it’s possible they could’ve won a cup. Other then those two years out of the 14 Carey has been here, no goalie is winning any team hardware. Not a chance. Not even a prime Hasek.
     
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    I'll eat some crow there. I hated that contract. What we've seen the last two seasons is that a rested Price is a PROBLEM in the playoffs. He was beyond dialed in in this series. Probably his best one.
     
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    Anyone have a clip of Bergevin congratulating Price? I read some posters refer to it but I haven't seen it. I want to see how it looks like when you realize someone just saved your job. :laugh:
     
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    He was massaging his neck... :laugh:

    I don't care if we win the cup this year, MB needs to be fired out of a canon. He's terrible.
     
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    At least, Bergevin is smart enough to realize that Price's back hurts from carrying the damn team
     
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    His ability to put up streches of world class performance, especially in the playoffs, was never in doubt. The problem is his lack of focus during the regular season. Now, if we had a team that's basically a lock to make the playoffs, regardless of how the goalies are playing, it wouldn't be an issue. Unfortunately, we're not such a team. That's more on the GM, but still.

    He is still a legend, though. With this series added to his career resume in Montreal, he's a legend.
     
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  10. Redux91 I do Three bullets.

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    All. Hail.
    Not enough words to describe that performance , boston series wins are always nice but to get THIS under the belt as well? LIKE this? Just wow..

    That game 7 was legendary for him it was, and he had that ridiculous blocker save game 1, and the SAY WHAT?? paddle save in game 3

    But that game 6 performance and OT win, is no word of a lie, one of THE most defining moments and wins of his entire CAREER right now
    And I'll never forget it, thank you big guy. Really, thank you
     
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    Is it a fact that Price is the first franchise player we've had since Patrick Roy, and Roy moved mid-career, as did Chelios if you want to include him too.

    The last ones before that were Lafleur and Robinson who played at least their 20-34 years old career with us.

    Koivu, Markov, Naslund and guys like that are not franchise players.

    We lost the lottery on Crosby, but picked up the 2nd best player from that draft class. I would take Price over Kopitar 10 times out of 10 to start a franchise, and I like Kopitar.
     
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    There is no denying that when he's on top of his game, he is the most dominating GK I've ever seen. It's not just the saves he makes, it's how he makes them look. It is so demoralizing for the other team.
     
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    and don't foret how he play the puck, he's like a 3rd D. It's a big part of his game that make him dominant
     
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    Anyone else notice as Price got off the ice how Bergevin was all over him patting him on the back and thanking him for saving his job?
     
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    You can add Subban. He was absolutely a franchise talent.
     
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    Forgive me Carey. I didn't know what I was talking about!!!

    A man makes mistakes and I admit mine.
     
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    Don't buy it. Yeah, at his peak he was a top player, but he's not a cornerstone type. He got traded nonestop for a reason.
     
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    This is absurd

     
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    Is anyone else old enough to remember Roy in 93 and all those OT games? He was dominant. Carey gave off that vibe in the first round. If he keeps it up, anything is possible!
     
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    I'm on record here and have said many times that of course you can pay your best player best player money, being a goalie doesn't change that fact. The fact that there aren't many teams winning with 9-11mm goalies is because there aren't many 9-11MM goalies. Which will change over the next 5 years. And if you are into recency, TB won just last year with a 9.5MM per tender.

    4 of the top 5 highest paid goalies are in the second round of the playoffs. 5 of the top 8. So hopefully this idea that a goalie can't be paid like a top player dies a quick death. Mike Smith and the Oilers say hello to those thinking a replacement level goalie is all you need. Was always a stupid take that won't age well.
     
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    Impressive game 7 performance. So dialed in all game long. Congrats Carey Price!
     
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    This is it in a nutshell. There is enough money to pay your best player 10MM and still build a team around him. Every other team has 10MM sunk somewhere and each year one of those teams wins the Cup.

    Conversely, multiple teams have no shot at playoff success because of goaltending. All good and fine to have a 1.5MM goalie like Smith until the playoffs start and he gets lit up.
     
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    There was a point in the 3rd period in game 7 while I was watching him play where I had that feeling like, this guy is absolutely unstoppable. I stopped worrying and just knew he was gonna take us home
     
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    It's also incorrect.

    Price did it last year...
     
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    Game 7 Career Stats: 3-1
     
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