kentburns - (mark pentland)Member since February 29, 2012
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- Comment on About last night … (2012-03-07 09:25:11)
I’m a Price fan, but I don’t think he’s taken the step to superstar just yet… that being said we should lock him up to a long term deal. Consistent above average goaltending year after year is not easy to find and that’s what you get with price, with flashes of brilliance. He’s a sold goaltender, but at this point not a superstar… he didn’t get nominated for the Vezina last year because there were 5 or 6 goaltenders who put up better numbers. The fact he’s going to be on the team in Sochi also has a lot to do with the fact, as a country, the pickings are becoming pretty slim… of the 5 or 6 better goaltenders last year and the 15 or so better than him this year, most of the top ones are not Canadian. Unless someone steps up our top three have to be Fluery, Luongo and Price
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens drop fifth in a row (2012-02-29 10:42:40)
I know what you mean... it took 8 years in the NHL before Roy lost his 100th game
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens drop fifth in a row (2012-02-29 10:34:43)
The time to get Lecavalier was about 5 years ago, he'll give you about 75 points a year on the top end now.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens drop fifth in a row (2012-02-29 10:28:10)
I think you're right, he'll get in the 7 million range, when you look at some of the deals other goaltenders have signed it seems about right. Plus if we can give plekanec 5 Million for 6 years, we have to do a little better than that for Price. After 250 plus NHL games I think we know what we are getting with Price and I'm OK with that.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens drop fifth in a row (2012-02-29 10:18:21)
actually it's 26.2 shots against a game for the Blues and 28.8 shots against a game for us... but don't let facts get in the way of a good argument.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens drop fifth in a row (2012-02-29 10:12:47)
We don’t actually have much to choose from, Price, Fleury or Luongo. Take a look at the top goaltenders in the NHL and they are either European or American. Right now I would say Quick, Lundqvist, Howard, Thomas, Rinne are all better than our three, but give it two years, Thomas may fall off that list, he’ll be 39. Price could step up and become “Canada’s #1”… he’s a solid goaltender, but Canada doesn’t have the over abundance of talent it once had in net.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens drop fifth in a row (2012-02-29 09:55:35)
All three face about the same amount of shots per game - 25 to 28.