Price will play, whether in Hamilton or Montreal

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.

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