The Gazette’s Jack Todd writes that the future of the Canadiens is tied to goaltender Carey Price, who will be pushing incumbent Cristobal Huet for the No. 1 job in Montreal this season when training camp starts Friday. But head coach Guy Carbonneau made it clear that Price would not remain in Montreal as a backup. He must win the No. 1 job or he will be sent to Hamilton, where he will surely be the top netminder.
“The team has a plan for me. Obviously, I want to play here, but they do have a plan and I’m going to follow that through,” Price said.
Price has worked on improving his game with goaltending coach Rollie Melanson and feels he’s a better goalie now than when he attended his first camp in 2005.
“When I first got here, it was all brand-new stuff. I had never done any leg work, I was kind of old school, really. He’s really helped me and helped me with my positioning. That’s why Rollie is here, he’s been pinpointing everything where I need work, like leg recovery the first year I was here.”
Read Todd’s full article here.