Montreal Canadiens: Habs’ Brass Lets Young Star Walk

June 8th, 2010 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
The Montreal Canadiens are very fortunate to have two young goaltenders, Carey Price and Jaroslav Halak. They may be unproven but all signs point to them having excellent potential. There is another goalie in the system, Curtis Sanford, who actually has more NHL regular season starts than Halak. Sanford's career NHL numbers are mediocre, with a record of 37-37-11, a 2.76 goals against average and a .901 save percentage. But approaching 31 years old, Sanford is a veteran. He may not be a sexy pick, but you certainly know what you are getting. Let's assume, for sake of argument, that Sanford's family name is St-Fort. Imagine, if you will, that the Canadiens' brass, in their wisdom decided to release Halak or Price (or both) in order to protect their beloved St-Fort? Would that make sense to anyone other than president Pierre Boivin and his confreres? But more importantly, is this analogy starting to ring any bells for you? It has been reported that the former head coach of the Hamilton Bulldogs, Guy Boucher, has bolted to assume the reins of the Tampa Bay Lightning. This past season Boucher was named the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award winner as the AHL’s outstanding coach. Ham ...

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