Canadiens Goaltender Carey Price Right Man in Montreal Nets

June 21st, 2010 by Matt Eichel Leave a reply »
While many Montreal Canadiens fans will scream at general manager Pierre Gauthier for trading recent playoff hero Jaroslav Halak to the St. Louis Blues, Gauthier actually made the right decision in moving the Slovak goalie.

And the timing couldn't have been better.

With Halak and Carey Price both under the age of 26, the question came down to which goaltender would offer better potential.

It was clear in Gauthier's mind, and in the minds of most people in upper NHL management, as well. But with Halak's starring role in a deep, surprising 2010 playoff run, his stock rose high enough to finally make the decision easy for management.

Just imagine if both had stunk it up during a short series against Washington in mid- to late-April.

Halak was due a large contract increase, including arbitration rights, while Price is not in for any contract increase whatsoever.

Now comes the pivotal question. Does Gauthier re-sign Price to a short-term deal (two to three years) or for a longer-term deal (four to six years)?

Price has immense potential, which is why he still wears le b ...

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