If Ottawa goalies ever believe for a second they have it tough here, they should look about 150 kilometres down the road at Carey Price’s situation. The Montreal Canadiens’ goaltender was booed in his first PRESEASON game this year. What’s next? Catcalls during medical tests?
The situation in Montreal has great implications for the Ottawa Senators. If the Habs are a factor in the Northeast division, suddenly it gets much tougher to make the playoffs. If they’re pushovers, that’s a handful of easy points. The outcome rests with Price. Last season, the Canadiens were scary when Jaroslav Halak was between the pipes (just ask Washington and Pittsburgh). When Price was there, Montreal won about 34 per cent of the time.
Given how important he is to the Canadiens’ fortunes, our question to you is: