Commandant Posted February 17, 2022 Share Posted February 17, 2022 3 hours ago, The Chicoutimi Cucumber said: In terms of trading Allen, is that even wise? We don’t know with certainty that Carey Price will play again. Even if he does, we don’t know how durable or effective he will be. And even before this latest injury, Price-Montembault would have been a reversion to the terrible pattern of the pre-Allen era, where Price has to play 65 games because the other guy can’t be trusted. Price is too old and too broken-down to be able to do that. Folks will say “who cares? It’s a rebuild.” But we also want our young players to develop confidence and the belief that their team can compete. Sabotage a team with bad goaltending and you risk undermining the “winning culture” that Hugh-Gort are trying to build. I’d suggests that we want a configuration in net that is at least average. I’m not sure Carey Price and a C-grade goalie can do that. Given that this team will not be ready to compete before Allen's contract expires, and that he's on a very friendly deal that many teams can get under the cap with, I'm fine with moving him if the return is right and then signing another Backup goalie in the summer. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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