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Carey Price starts in Montreal

  • Carey Price is officially a Montreal Canadien. Price will share goaltending duties with #1 Cristobal Huet.

    Jaroslav Halak who played strong down the stretch for Montreal last year will begin his year in Hamilton as will Maxim Lapierre and Ryan O’Byrne.

    This means Mikhail Grabovski and Kyle Chipchura have also cracked the lineup adding to the new youthful look and feel of the Habs.

    The Canadiens are starting the year with healthy competition to get and keep roster spots which should mean good things for the club.

13 Comments
  1. #1 jack hab says:
    October 1, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    Hopefully this is the beginning of a long and illustrious career in habland. Best wishes
    to Halak as well. He also looks like another good one.

  2. #2 HabsFan4life says:
    October 1, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    i THINK hALAK SHOULD HAVE STAYED AND PRICE GO TO THE BULLDOGS. pRICE has yet to prove himself, and if he started in Hamilton he’d have alot more playing time under his belt. Anyways; I hope the Montreal fans and media don’t eat Carey apart. Everyone has to remember he is a rookie goaltender, playing for the most storied franchise in hockey history.

  3. #3 koivufan says:
    October 1, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    man i can’t wait for the season to start. i think we will be better than the media says we will be. i hope the habs trade halak. not because i don’t like him but because i think he is a good goalie who deserves to play in the nhl.

  4. Well Price was going to over run Halk eventually, I think we all knew that so it might as well be to start the season. Grabovski is a interesting story. If he pans out he could be a very electrifying player. AS for Chipchura, Im not quite sure he is ready but I do like him better then Lapierre who I found to be over cocky. HE seemed to think he was a superstar. Im glad Carbo woke him up.

  5. #5 Habs#1 says:
    October 1, 2007 at 9:11 pm

    Apparently Lapierre had a crappy camp where he didn’t really work, so he needed the kick in the rear to show him that the spot in the lineup wasn’t his right. O’Byrne will be up eventually cause Breezer will either get injured or play like himself. The all Slavak line with Kovalev, Kostitsyn and Grabovski will with soar or crash and burn. Price will get in at least 40 games cause Huet can handle 50 max.

  6. Good one keeping Price Bob,it’s what the Fans want.Huet won’t last long mark my words and Halak will be back!BUT SENDING LAPIERRE DOWN AND KEEPING MURRAY IS RETARDED.Let the season begin and the changes continue…Vive Les Canadiens!

  7. #7 superfan says:
    October 1, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    lapierre is a cocky. he may be a good player but all that merchandise and rds commercials went straight to his head a la mikey ribs..he will have to earn his spot on the team and not have it handed to him on a silver platter. you don’t get to play on this team because of your last name. garth murray is a work horse and he earned his spot on the team.

  8. Garth Murray will not win us games ;Lapierre will and that’s the bottom line!

  9. Where was I when Lapierre became a ‘bottom line’ game winning savior??

  10. #10 PACTUM SERVA says:
    October 2, 2007 at 6:42 am

    lol

  11. #11 nilan says:
    October 2, 2007 at 11:43 am

    Lapierre needs to earn his spot like anyone else, and he didn’t do it this time around. Injury or fate may intervene during the season. If he folows in the path of ribiero, he will sulk and whine about being sent down. However, if he wants to play with the big club, he will make the most of Hamilton and proove he should be a Hab. He is a big guy, and we lack size, but he will be a liability if he cannot become more than a one dimension player. Good luck Price!
    GO HABS GO!

  12. #12 stanley says:
    October 3, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    Kostitsyn will be the highest scorer on the Canadiens this year.

  13. #13 # 11 Hunter M says:
    October 4, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    great to see kaptain K off to a quick start!
    it may be too soon to make halak expendable though. Price may be the future but it probably not the imediate future.
    I thought Kovalev & Breezebye looked a little slow last night.

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