Let me start by giving Toronto Maple Leaf fans a little flashback. Two years ago, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price was a rookie and was given the reigns of the Canadiens after general manager Bob Gainey traded starter goalie Cristobal Huet to the Washington Capitals.
Few questioned the move of trading Huet because Price was seen as the next golden boy in goal for the Canadiens. In fact, an article posted on NHL.com on November 19, 2008 compared Price to Patrick Roy. Roy is arguably the greatest goaltender to ever play the game.
The same season that Huet left Montreal, Price nearly led the first-seeded Canadiens to a first-round exit in the playoffs when the Canadiens nearly lost to the eighth-seeded Boston Bruins in Game Seven.
Few called out the rookie goalte ...
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Article written by Dustin Pollack