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Carey Price’s NHL Debut

  • Carey Price will begin his NHL Career with the Canadiens Wednesday night, October 10th 2007.

    Will it be a debut to a historic career with the Canadiens?

    It didn’t take long for Cristobal Huet to get yanked and Carey Price to be put in. 2 games. There has been lots of hype and press surrounding Price since he was drafted by the Habs and now he gets chance to prove himself. Perhaps earlier than most would have thought.

    Kyle Chipchura will also get his NHL start. Most likely replacing Mikhail Grabovski who still doesn’t look to be completely ready for the NHL.

26 Comments
  1. We will have to see how Price handles the NHL, maybe they shouldn’t rush him too soon but Huet is struggling right now and they need solid goaltending so he seems like the man for the job right now. I would have started him against the Hurricanes rather than the high-flying Penguins but we have to wait and see how this transpires!

    Ziman

  2. #2 PACTUM SERVA says:
    October 9, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    Cant wait to see price get the start although i do question carbo on this one,pittsburg?why?.Oh well you know what they say, in order to be the best you have to beat the best.Good luck carey you will need it. GO HABS GO

  3. #3 chevy4CH says:
    October 9, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    I guess Carbo read my posts. Now, we have to get rid of Latendresse, as well. Then we can start rebuilding this team. A trade is really needed, for a goal scorer, like Demitra, who is unhappy in Minnesota.
    C’mon Bob, you know you need another goal scorer!

  4. #4 Aurel1 says:
    October 9, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    Playing Price against the Penguins smells of desperation

  5. Last four Habs rookie goaltengers’ first games:

    Goaltenders Date Opponent Shots Final score
    Jaroslav Halak 18 fév. 2007 @Columbus 33 V 3-2
    Yann Danis 12 oct. 2005 @Atlanta 32 V 2-0
    Mathieu Garon 23 nov. 2001 @Atlanta 25 V 6-0
    José Théodore 6 nov. 1996 @Anaheim 43 V 6-5

  6. #6 chevy4CH says:
    October 9, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    Price should be our goalie for most of the season. Yet, Carbo says, no matter how well Price plays tomorrow night, (even if he gets a shutout), Huet will be in nets on Saturday night. Can you believe that?
    I thought the BEST goalie plays every game. How can he pre award a start to Huet, if Price plays great? Carbo is SUCH A MORON!

  7. Saturday should be left for Huet because Price should not have to deal with playing the home opener at the Bell Center. It would just me needless amounts of pressure for nothing…he’ll probably get to start next Tuesday again against the Panthers.

  8. #8 Habfan17 says:
    October 9, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    LOL toronto loses 7-1 to Carolina NICE, Hopefully Price can show everyone what he’s made of. and Pleckanec gets to play with Kostitsyn and Kovalev!!, expect them to hit the scoreboard tommorow. Go habs go!

  9. #9 chevy4CH says:
    October 9, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    I thought every game in the NHL was pressure. And besides, if you can’t play under pressure, then you shouldn’t be playing in the NHL.
    He needs the baptism of playing under fire.
    Hey leafs lost 7-1 to Carolina tonight, yet we can’t win 1 lousy game against them!

  10. I dunno, I assume Gainey and Carbo are where they are for a reason and we’re here writing on habsblog. Carbo seems to have the mentality of doing what is best for the team so I’m sure he sees something unexpected then he’ll run with it. Plus, everyone here knows how finical habs fans, and more so media, can be so giving Price a little bit of time to adjust may be a good idea. Also, how many other teams have played, or are playing, there back-up only three games into the season…sure none probably have the potential or Price but none also have the expectations

  11. I find it all very exciting having all these options ,allso Iam very impressed with Kovalev “he is a time shifter” and is in a class of his own when he is in his zone.

  12. #12 MrBigTime says:
    October 10, 2007 at 9:20 am

    “but Huet is struggling right now and they need solid goaltending” ???

    One OT loss and you think Huet is struggling??? It’s the beginning of the season!! Price gets the start because he deserves it and needs to get in… this will only fire up Huet to compete… and when Huet is rolling, we win~

  13. go habs go!! I really want them to beat crosby and the pens. go Chipchura and Price!!!

  14. #14 groundworking says:
    October 10, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    Just watching the game and decided I’d make a wager. Price looks brilliant of course, but, unless he’s currently injured, Latendresse will finish this year in the minors. Any takers?

  15. #15 PACTUM SERVA says:
    October 10, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    injured or not i would have him on the first bus to stinksville

  16. #16 chevy4CH says:
    October 10, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    I thought Kovalev, Kostityn and Plekanec were our best line. They seem to gell well. What’s happening to Higgins? The guy can’t score. Basically, he had 1 great year, and last year(even tho he was injured for quite awhile), couldn’t score. Is he going to be this year’s version of Samsonov???
    He better get his act together, because we need him to score.
    Price played well for his first NHL game. Tho he wasn’t spectacular, he made the saves when needed. Had he played last Saturday in Toronto, we would have won. If Carbo plays Huet, and we lose because he allows bad goals, Carbo will really hear it from the faNS. pRICE SHOULD BE THE #1 goalie, and Halak should be the backup. They need to trade Huet. He’s awful! he will kill the habs chances this year! The price is right!

  17. #17 habs4ever says:
    October 10, 2007 at 11:33 pm

    11xtrahabsfan,
    scuse me…you are impressed with Kovalev ???
    that gutless lazy overpaid bum should be traded, sold, bought out…anything to get rid of him…he is a …well you get the idea

  18. #18 CalgaryHabsFan says:
    October 11, 2007 at 6:47 am

    Chevy, Higgins has been our best player so far this year. He’ll score in time. Besides if not for his injury he would have had his best season last year.

  19. “Price played well for his first NHL game. Tho he wasn’t spectacular, he made the saves when needed”. What’s is this…. Was he supposed to stand on his head and do back flips or wha.

    Price is not fancy but he is in the right spot at the right time. Dryden was not fancy cause he had the size…..

    Some people talk a lot of jibberish and nonsense in here……

  20. #20 MrBigTime says:
    October 11, 2007 at 11:14 am

    *** Chevy4CH ***

    You have no idea what you are talking about…

    “They need to trade Huet. He’s awful! he will kill the habs chances this year! The price is right!”

    Price has played one game, did EXCELLENT… but to go and say Huet is awful.. man, you need a good slap across the head… Remember 2 seasons ago when he was the only reason we got into the playoffs?? Or were you too busy cheering for another team back than… you have “former leafs fan” written all over you, or at least, that what you sound like…lol, go back to watching your tennis game or something

    Quit making such statements, what are you… 12 years old or something?

  21. #21 Jaker1 says:
    October 11, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    I though Price played well as did Higgins and Ryder. I still think Huet is the #1 until he loses it. As far as somebody mentioning Samsonov,did anyone take notice of Hamerlack last night. He basically knocked Price over on the first Pittsburgh goal and seemed to have hands of stone all night. I hope this is only early season jitters. But 5 out of 6 points on the road ain’t too shabby.

  22. #22 chevy4CH says:
    October 11, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    Hey Mr. Big time: Unfortunately, some people forget very quickly, that it was HUET WHO COST US FROM MAKING THE PLAYOFFS LAST YEAR, DUE TO HIS INABILITY TO STOP THE PUCK. AND IT WAS HUET< WHO COST ANOTHER GAME LAST SATURDAY DUE TO HIS INABILITY TO STOP THE PUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    IT doesn’t matter what he did 2 years ago, he’s NOT doing it now!
    Hell, Theodore won the hart trophy, but now, he couldn’t stop a shot from Youppi!
    I think Mr. Big Time, acts more like a 2 year old, unintelligent and insulting person!
    He knows NOTHING about hockey, and has an IQ of O!
    Look at the stats!
    Huet keeps loosing games for us, moron! Thank god I’m a realistic fan!
    Too bad, Mr. Big Mouth isn’t!

  23. #23 jessef says:
    October 12, 2007 at 1:19 am

    when huet is on his game he is really tough to beat. But when he’s not on his game he can let in some weak ones.

  24. #24 MrBigTime says:
    October 12, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    lol…

    Once again, there must be a tennis game on somewhere for ya Chevy… Huet lost it for us last year?? 1 point out, yeah, blame the goalie… lol, anyone who considers one “ok” game a slump, must not have played much hockey… maybe ping pong is more your fancy eh Chevy…lol

  25. #25 jessef says:
    October 13, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    montrel started losing when huet got injured

  26. listen up, either you’re a Hab fan or you ain’t , nothing easier to understand. The coach is right, the player listens and the organization flurishes, onward to the top and yes we do feel just ever so slightly sorry for the yapper Tucker on T.O., remember he’s an ex-Hab. ( NOT!!!!)SC

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