MapleLeafpoker, on Wednesday, October 1st, 2008, 1:28 PM, said:
What a great time to be a Habs fan. Your organization is making me jealous, there is a ridiculous amount of good young prospects on this team and all the stars are aligning, so many great things happening this year for the Habs and Montreal. Most other NHL teams would have no choice but to give guys like Pacioretty and Chipchura a lot more icetime. Yet for the Habs, they barely make the team if at all. And I think Komisarek is a really underrated D, not sure why he doesnt get more ink. To those who have watched him play almost nearly every game of his short career in the NHL....what do you think of Price? I still find it hard to believe this kid is as good as they say, but in the 10 games or so that I have watched him play, he's had only a couple of iffy ones, and in the others, really stood out. I'm wondering if the weight loss this summer will also help him a lot. Is he really a superstar to be, and can you even say that this early? I guess you cant but you can see the possibility.
Price is phenominal, lots of people commented on him when the teams they follow faced Price. He stands out alot for a 21 year old. Last year I did notice his lateral movements were a little slow, but he's so tall that it made up for it most of the time. After losing all that weight, he said he felt faster and I immediately noticed he was faster in his crease. Gainey obviously likes what he sees in him, he made the call to keep him at the begining of last season and gave him the number 1 role after the trade deadline. He finished the season strong but ran out of juice in the playoffs. After an overdue summer vacation and some significant weight loss I am totally confident in him starting over 60 games this season and performing well in the playoffs. On top of that there is Halak as #2, 23 years old and he has put up great numbers in his 20 or so games in Montreal. I am very happy with those 2 in nets.Komisarek is my favorite hab. He hits like crazy, blocks a plethora of shots and compliments Markov perfectly. When the oppositions attacks our D they are stuck deciding on wheter to get rocked by Komi or outmatched by Morkov. Yup it is a great time to be a fan, with the centennial celebrations, our rich history, and cup contending team, this season should be lots of fun.