What if Carey Price came to Montreal to head up a department of goaltending excellence?
On the need for this new structure in today’s NHL and the role Price could play in it with the Habs.https://t.co/ywvdTge1tM
– Marc Antoine Godin (@MAGodin) June 2, 2023
Since the start of the NHL playoffs, there’s been a lot of talk about Sergei Bobrovsky’s big performances. The Russian goaltender has been a huge part of his club’s qualification for the finals, looking like a concrete wall in front of his net.
Obviously, we’re talking about a guy with a great track record, but don’t underestimate the fact that he’s well looked after in Florida. Let’s not forget that there’s a dedicated goalkeeping department headed by Roberto Luongo. Several specialists in the field are also part of this department, so the goalkeepers have plenty of resources at their disposal.
Remember that the Tricolore already had a somewhat similar formula following the departure of Stéphane Waite. Sean Burke came to town to head up such a department, but the project quickly fell through (he is currently in a similar position in Vegas).
So the CH loses a second employee in two days, after seeing Luke Richardson named head coach in Chicago yesterday → https://t.co/bmmteD0BCA
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) June 25, 2022
We agree that Burke’s case in Montreal falls to another management team (namely Marc Bergevin’s), but it at least shows that Geoff Molson seems open to the idea.
Price is currently on the Habs’ payroll, and will remain so for the next three seasons. That said, he’ll never play in the NHL again, and as long as he’s in the organization, why not find a role for him, a bit like Shea Weber and Paul Byron did in recent years?
What’s more, #31 has experience with the goalies currently in the organization. He had Jake Allen as a partner in front of the net for one season (2020-21) and played an advisory role with Samuel Montembeault a few weeks ago.
“Ti-Paul” Byron also took the opportunity to come to the Quebecer’s aid → https://t.co/eOeqFmwchT
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) May 12, 2023
It’s unclear whether Price, who is currently happy (according to Stéphane Waite), would be willing to relaunch himself right away in a “full-time” role as director of a potential goaltending department in Montreal. Let’s not forget that his family will be well established in the West by the start of next season, which could put him off the idea of coming to work in Quebec.
That said, if the Tricolore wants to set up such a department, Carey Price’s name must be at the top of the list to occupy an important position within it. And with a bit of luck, he could perhaps enjoy similar success to Roberto Luongo in the same role.
– Remember that he left the Trois-Rivières Lions to obtain this position.
Drummondville Voltigeurs and Éric Bélanger end their association.
Bélanger had taken up the position last November after leaving his duties with the Trois-Rivières Lions.
– RDS (@RDSca) June 2, 2023
– Great read.
It’s time for #GoHabsGo Mailbag answers!
– Hutson & Mailloux’s NHL potential.
– The anxiety for Caufield’s contract.
– ‘It Was 3-1′ can be the Canadiens’ St Totteringham’s Day.
– Robinson’s hit on Dornhoefer (I shoehorned that one in).
– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) June 2, 2023
– Matthew Tkachuk is really becoming a star in the United States.
Matthew Tkachuk on the Stanley Cup and Becoming the Face of the NHL: ‘I’m Just Being Myself’ (Exclusive) https://t.co/rLwf3pSar0
– People (@people) June 2, 2023
– Big announcement in the NBA.
The pilot of the Lakers’ 2020 championship team will attempt to repeat the feat with Devin Booker and Kevin Durant. https://t.co/1EwXbA5mEe
– AlleyOop360 (@AlleyOop360) June 2, 2023
– Surprise at the French Open.