27 November 2009

Can Carey Price Make the Olympic Team?

With his play this past month I have to wonder if my favourite goaltender might have an opportunity to be named the #3 goaltender for Team Canada at the Olympics. Of course Roberto Luongo and Martin Brodeur are locks for the 1-2 positions, not necessarily in that order. But there's been some shifting in the rankings for who gets to be the pressbox watcher. There was a lot of talk about Steve Mason at the start of the season but he's been going through the dreaded sophomore jinx, and his numbers this year are not so good. Marc-Andre Fleury has the benefit of being the defending Stanley Cup Champions' goaltender, and his play has been stellar this year.

Carey Price stumbled out of the blocks this year, further burying his chances after the collapse of last season. But ever since Halak's agent got on the Twitter, Carey has been sensational. The game against Pittsburgh the other day was the first game in 7 that he'd allowed more than 2 goals. His save percentage has been around the .940% mark over that stretch. He's been making a lot of big saves and giving his injury-depleted roster a chance to win every night. If he can keep up his level of play through the end of December, when Team Canada names the official roster, can he make the team?


Carey Price

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