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Keep Calm and Carey Price

Habs' Carey Price

Since the start of the 2014-15 season, the Montreal Canadiens have been winning games despite allowing an average of three goals per game. The hockey world knows that Carey Price is part of the elite goaltenders of the NHL and it’s only a matter of time before he returns to form.

In reality, all goaltenders go through ups and downs in their career. Patrick Roy, Martin Brodeur, Roberto Luongo, Ed Belfour and Dominic Hasek have all experienced slow starts and/or showed signs of struggle at some point during the season. That being said, I’m not worried about Price. He will repeat last season’s performance.

  • Carey Price in top form
  • P.K. Subban, the powerplay quarterback
  • Reliable, ever-quiet Tomas Plekanec
  • An explosive Alex Galchenyuk
  • Setup man, David Desharnais
  • Max Pacioretty, the power forward
  • An intriguing Jiri Sekac
  • Unheralded, P.A. Parenteau
  • Alexei Emelin, BOOM!
  • Brandon Prust, the enforcer
  • Manny Malhotra, the faceoff wizard
  • Pesky Brendan Gallagher
  • General Markov

…ALL make the Habs a force to be reckoned with.

I don’t think the Habs’ 6-1 start is a surprise. There is a new team philosophy since Marc Bergevin’s arrival in Montreal and the team will not deviate from it.

Last year, the Habs collapsed in the Eastern Conference Finals following Carey Price’s injury. Nothing was the same thereafter, the players’ confidence was shot. Despite a solid performance from Dustin Tokarski, the Canadiens could not bounce back and fell to the New York Rangers in six games.

With a healthy Carey Price, an improved roster and good team chemistry – the Habs can do much better than last year. The Drive for 25 has begun…