Carey Price: Brodeur’s Successor?

May 8th, 2010 by Neil Grewal Leave a reply »
Carey Price has seen a lot of criticism during his last two seasons with the Montreal Canadiens. After being drafted 5th overall in 2005, fans automatically thought that he was meant to be the new savior of their franchise.

After leading the Hamilton Bulldogs to the Calder Cup in 2007, Montreal fans could not help but believe that Carey Price would be the one to lead them to the Stanley Cup in the very near future. With that kind of pressure and expectation, it's not at all surprising that this would affect his play.

In the 2007-08 season, Price had a great rookie year going 24-12-3 while posting a 2.56 GAA, .920 Sv % and 3 shutouts. The following season was where his play started to get a little shaky. While he did go 23-16-10, he had a 2.83 GAA, .905 Sv %, and 1 shutout and also could not make that clutch save when the team needed causing Canadiens' fans to start getting irritated with his inconsistent play and constantly boo him off the ice.

This past season proved to be the worst of Carey Price's young career. He went 13-20-5 while posting a 2.77 GAA, .912 Sv%, and no shutouts. Fans continued to get aggravated with his inconsistent play whic ...

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