Bobrovsky Wins the Battle, But Carey Price Is Rightly Winning the All-Star War

December 15th, 2010 by Alistair Smout Leave a reply »
Wednesday night saw the match-up of what were, until recently, the two leading goalies in the NHL All-Star ballot, and I was interested to see how the pair would match up.

It was Sergei Bobrovsky, the Russian rookie for Philadelphia, who came out on top as Montreal's Carey Price conceded five goals for the first time this season.

But that doesn't mean that Bob should head to the All-Star game in Price's place.

Let's put this in some context: The Montreal fans are a dedicated bunch and Wednesday night was about the 266th straight sellout at Bell Centre. Their dedication can transform itself into slight obnoxiousness, however.

In fairness, they only boo the real cardinal sins. You know, when the ref doesn't give a penalty against the Flyers for being within a two metre radius when P.K. Subban decides to fall over, or for being French-Canadian and having the temerity to have never played for Les Habs.

So you've got to have sympathy for anyone who stands between the pipes for them.

I've never really liked Price, but mainly for reasons which aren't at all his fault and have more to do with this dedica ...

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