Video: Price on Molson Cup and more

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Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, his postseason beard underway, was the usual popular interview subject Monday after Brossard practice, talking about his season win of the Molson Cup and the challenge of the week ahead, the NHL playoffs just around the corner.

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  1. Congrats to Carey, but be realistic, especially Clay and gang. Carey spent this first full year back-stopping a sometimes, pathetic team. Enough with the excuses about blue line injuries, defensive injuries, etc… We have a number of “old” by professional sports standards D-men in Hamr, certainly Gill (who may be a tree trunk, but does little with it vs. head-hunter Chara) and the injured club of Spacek, Markov, etc… While I’d love to see the Canadiens go at least half-way, the Boston insult sealed our fate as we aren’t an angry, tough team. We’re a middling team on specials (PK, PP, etc…) and seem to be taken out by our nerves including Carey who in the last week did show signs of what made the fans so mad last year. Inconsistency, just like what happened to Thomas last night in Ranger-land. What makes a great goalie, think about the likes of Esposito, Dryden (shot time but sweet), Roy, etc… is just that, someone who is reliable, will have bad nights sure, but Carey got very, very lucky against the Devils (two shots getting through and NOT going in). So what do we have? A good, not great goalie, just like Halak was last year running into the Philly wall with Pronger and a coach that doesn’t want his juniors (PK in particular) strutting there stuff that can get the opposing team off kilter. A staid, defensive strategy against offensive powerhouses like Vancouver, Detroit, Washington, etc…? I don’t think so. Let’s hope Gauthier doesn’t squander all of our talented young Bulldogs in the off-season, builds the team over the next couple of years with Price continuing to grow and mature and then, perhaps we’ll have a true chance without all of the damaged knees, hurt ego’s, slight stature and non-performing assets and that isn’t just Gomez, the favorite whipping boys. Doesn’t anyone remember the greats from not so long ago including Koivu? It can happen again, but given the morons in the head-office, we may indeed be waiting another 30 odd years before the cup comes back to Montreal. How Molson can put up with this I don’t understand, but apparently as long as fans come to see the sold-out games, winning the cup isn’t a priority.

    More to come!

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  3. habs001 says:

    we need a lot of forwards to pick up their scoring in the playoffs…lot of people think that it is automatic that camm and gion will repeat what they did last year.. but remember that they were scoring at 52 goals/season pace (camm) and gio at 35 goals/season and that was not enough because ak46,pouliot etc had no contribution at all…so even if they have the type of playoffs they had last year without other forwards stepping up it will be not enough

    • sane hockey fan says:

      Yes I agree. I seems very unlikely that Cammy will be able to reproduce that kind of output this year. His game just isn’t there right now, IMO. Canadiens have struggled scoring all year and as you pointed out they (All players) will definitely have to pick up the scoring in the playoffs. Here’s hoping….

  4. Habsfan16 says:

    I’m really proud of Carey. He did an amazing job this year, regardless of all the drama surrounding the team.

    As for Recchi, he can eat a big bowl of stfu, and the team can gtfo of the playoffs real quick.

    Bring Hartley to Montreal!

  5. ProHabs says:

    Carey has had a great year. The only mistake he has really made is year is not beating the crap out of Timmy Thomass when he had him down on the ice.

  6. HNS says:

    Just came off the Booin site. I have never seen the word Choke used so much in such a short time…(4 minutes to be exact) I uploaded the Heimlick maneuver handbook for those miserable bastards. Move over Boston Chicken, here comes the Boston Chokers…..

  7. ABHabsfan says:

    Has TO been eliminated? What is the tiebreaker after ROW?

    • Just about.

      Leafs have to win all 3 games and Sabres have to lose all 3 games for identical records of 40-32-10. Sabres have scored 19 more goals than Leafs though.

      I think Toronto is preparing their golf game.

      ” The Habs will win the Cup ONLY with Carey Price in the Nets “

      • WindsorHab-10 says:

        Foooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooore.

      • light_n_tasty says:

        If Toronto wins all their games and Buffalo loses all of their games, Toronto will hold the tie-break because they won the season series against Buffalo. (The first tie-break – regulation wins – would be a tie).

        • Kristopher7 says:

          ?? Are you pulling stats out of your behind? Go check the season schedule, their season series is 3-3.. Buffalo beats them no mater what. Buffalo is +12 in goals, Toronto -27.

  8. ooder says:

    haha bruins blow a 3 – 0 lead.. this is becoming the funniest story in the nhl..
    leafs are all but golfing now.. they would need to win all thier remaining games and have buffalo lose all of theirs in regulation to make the playoffs
    ——————
    GWG = game winning gionta!

  9. How many of you Habs fans, who thought Bob gainey was crazy when he pick Carey Price 5th overall in the 2005 draft, still think it was a bad move?

    And for all those Halak supporters who wanted Price traded last summer, where are you now?

    Salutation to Carey for a exception season. The best is yet to come

    ” The Habs will win the Cup ONLY with Carey Price in the Nets “

    • Clay says:

      I’m right here. Something you want to say to me?

      Let’s see what Price does in the playoffs there sonny, before we anoint him as the savior. Great season so far, but pressure begins soon. He needs to show he can handle it.
      Here’s hoping he can.

      __________________________
      The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

    • Bugs says:

      Hey, everyone, look at Richy, he has some hindsight he wants to show you.
      He asks two questions: 1) were you happy the Kid was selected knowing Gainey was crazy for thinking Theo had mental toughness?
      And 2) Where are the folks who don’t think the Kid can duplicate Halak’s performance in the playoffs?

      Chillin like MacMillan, potty-boy says he’s L. B. Potter, esq.

    • Duracell3 says:

      I’d probably take a Halak…or any playoff caliber golaie + Kopitar over Carey.

      But whatever, didn’t happen, at least we have a good goalie, because other than that, we’re lucky to be half a step above the sabres. We have 1 healthy defensemen who has any impressive future, and our offense is either stagnant, barely making it, or getting worse with the exception of maybe DD, Eller, and Pacioretty. I’d like a team that doesn’t absolutely NEED a Jaro or Carey Christ to have even a prayer of winning a playoff series.

  10. habs001 says:

    the sabres i believe would have to lose all their games and the leafs would have to win all their games in regulation as sabres have 3 more regulation wins…i dont know what is the next type breaker and who holds it

  11. WindsorHab-10 says:

    Did the idiots from Boston intentionally hand this game to the Rangers or what?
    That’s a disgrace.

  12. rocketsglare says:

    What’s amazing is that Carey will only get better with time. Now, if
    management can surround him with a solid D and offensive minded
    players. The possibilities could be endless.

    • Clay says:

      We have a solid D now – it’s just that they are injured. Inject Markov, Georges, and Spacek in the lineup, remove the weakest 3 playing now, and we are set.
      What we really need are top 6 scorers…

      __________________________
      The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

      • rocketsglare says:

        I’m leery about Markov and Spacek because of their ages and injuries.Gorges is small BUT plays big. He’s a warrior and always gives it his all.

  13. observer says:

    Guarantee one thing! Rangers get quickly disposed of in the first round of the playoffs. BOTH Philly yesterday and Boston tonight made sure Rangers won these 2 games so Bettman can have at least one New York City team for US TV ratings. Boston and Flyers both were in the tank. Flyers did a masterful job of letting Rangers get a tie then of shooting the puck right at Lundquist in the shootout.

    As at 7pm Tuesday April 5

    1 Philadelphia 79 46 22 11 103 – Max 109
    2 Washington 79 46 22 11 103 – Max 109
    3 Boston 79 44 24 11 99 – Max 105
    4 Pittsburgh 79 46 25 8 100 – Max 106
    5 Tampa Bay 79 44 24 11 99 – Max 105
    6 Montreal 79 42 30 7 91 – Max 97
    7 NY Rangers 80 43 32 5 91 – Max 95
    8 Buffalo 79 40 29 10 90 – Max 96

    9 Carolina 79 38 30 11 87 – Max 93
    10 Toronto 79 37 32 10 84 – Max 90

    NOTE – Montreal will hold the tiebreaker(ROW) over EACH of the teams below them should they end up tied in points.

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011
    Tampa Bay at Buffalo 7pm
    Washington at Toronto
    Chicago at Montreal 7:30pm
    New Jersey at Pittsburgh
    Philadelphia at Ottawa

    • ABHabsfan says:

      I don’t think NYR would be a push-over in the first round. Lundquist is playing out of his head and philly and wash goalies are not great. IMO

    • Steven says:

      I wouldn’t count the Rangers out that quickly. Philly seems lost without Pronger, and that’s not even counting their game against Philly. I really don’t know when he’s coming back but the Rangers could be the team to sink them, if Henrik is good enough.

  14. Wayne says:

    “You’ve come a long way, Carey”

    Night and day – is really the only way to put this year’s game compared to last year’s. Mentally and physically, Carey has drastically matured on both fronts. We all knew he would improve but he has far exceeded my expectations for a player who more often than not, was shaky and fragile on most nights, often looking like a cornered squirrel at post-game interviews. Now? His composure shines throughout. Patience my friends. He’ll bring us to the promised land, Guaranteed.

    • Bill J says:

      I think Habs mgmt has proven they made the right choice in keeping Price.

      The return on investment for Halak may still be fodder for discussion, but not many who are clamoring for Jaro to be back here.

      Last season (his 3rd in the NHL) was a weird one, I think a lot of that had to do with 11 new players in front of him. All trying to gel. But that’s neither here nor there, it was a weird year all the way to the ECF.

      PS – I agree – Price seems to have matured quite a bit in one short year.

    • Trisomy 21 says:

      I agree about maturing, i mean look at his age. But night and day? I thought his season last year wasn’t bad but the team for some reason didn’t play well in front of him, but played a lot better with halak in net. Remember mid way through the season MTL couldn’t choose who to start in net because both goalies were playing extremely well.

  15. HabFab says:

    Good for you Carey!
    On a more serious note, just checked tonight’s schedule and do I actually have to root for Boston tonight????
    Not sure I can get through all the hate!!!
    Where is a therapist when I need one?…Bugsyyyy!!

  16. Clay says:

    I don’t want to rain on your parade there Priceberg, nor do I want to argue, so I will stick to the facts… when Halak played Philly, the whole team was dominated rather soundly, tired, beat up, out of gas.
    When Price faced them, our team dominated every aspect of all of games save for goal-tending. Price shat the bed. He was young, yes, and here’s hoping he had found the mental fortitude to get past it. But make no mistake about it – Price cost us that series, and the best legitimate shot at the cup we’ve had since ’93.

    __________________________
    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  17. Halak simply ran out of gas (and luck) during the Flyers playoff series last year.

    I NOT saying here that Halak is a bad goalie, simply put, Bob Gainey and the Canadiens organisation saw something in Price back in 2005 to draft him 5th overall and still believed in him last summer that he can do the job when they made the decision to trade halak instead of Price.

    ” The Habs will win the Cup ONLY with Carey Price in the Nets “

  18. Hey Clay,

    Get your Hockey facts straight and then we will talk. Read my other post. One guy doesn’t win the Cup for a team.

    ” The Habs will win the Cup ONLY with Carey Price in the Nets “

  19. sane hockey fan says:

    Facts: Price vs Philly ROOKIE season (19yrs old) : 1-4 GAA:4.0 Sv%: .846

    Halak vs Philly 4th season (24yrs old) : 1-4 GAA: 3.4 Sv%: .864

    Yeah huge difference…Obviously Carey shat the bed and the team lost the cup because of it (LMFAO) But Halak on the otherhand was stuck with a shit team and was a brick wall against Philly….Get your head outta your ass and give credit where credit is due. Without Price this year, we are watching Toronto play in the playoffs instead of the Habs.

  20. Clay says:

    You’re a little touchy there child. I recommend weed to take care of that. And I also suggest stating away from the anger and name-calling – it’s bad for your heart. “sane” hockey fan indeed…

    Think what you will, but I actually watched all of the games. Clearly you did not, because you would see that these stats do not tell the full tale.
    I am not saying that Halak played great against Philly though, in case you need clarification. I am saying the whole team played like shite, and was soundly dominated. Price, on the other hand, was solely responsible when he was playing them, because the TEAM dominated that series in every aspect, save for goal-tending.

    __________________________
    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  21. Trisomy 21 says:

    3 of the games Montreal lost in that series, the team scored 2 goals. Price would have had to have stopped all with the exception of 1 to win those. CLEARLY Price’s fault.
    Montreal made Biron look good that year. They shot from the perimeter and in fact i could have looked like a vezina candidate with easy shots like that.
    Considering he had two shutouts the series before against Boston, I’d say it’s tough to blame price when the team goes from scoring 4 or 5 goals to win games, to only potting 2.
    Another fact. Halak was pulled in the series against philly as was he against Washington; so take your wang out of his keister and give Price a little more respect. It’s damn annoying hearing “fans” like you crap all over the guy. I’d rather you were a boston fan so you could crap all over Thomas.
    Finally I believe MTL had a better shot at winning the cup the year Fraser called a penalty against MTL because Therian raised his arms in the air, which caused a 5 on 3 and turned the series around in favour of Carolina. As well as in ’06 when the habs lost again to Carolina, because of Rivet’s stick getting in the way of 1 on 1 shot from the blue line. The non call against Williams when he highsticked koivu in the eye and ended his season also played a big role.

  22. Clay says:

    Ian (Trisomy), you have the nerve to talk about “respect” and talk to people like that? Pathetic. Grow up, and learn how to have a conversation. Too much FOX news type confrontational stuff for you, it seems.

    __________________________
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  23. Clay says:

    hey Leon, my facts are sound. Please check again.

    __________________________
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  24. Clay, you wrote: “But make no mistake about it – Price cost us that series, and the best legitimate shot at the cup we’ve had since ’93.”

    What did I tell you? “One guy doesn’t win the Cup for a team. ”

    If you can’t see that, their is no point of going any further.

    ” The Habs will win the Cup ONLY with Carey Price in the Nets “

  25. sane hockey fan says:

    He obviously never played team sports…

  26. Chuck says:

    You’re probably not far off the mark. It’s scary to think what his numbers COULD have been.


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