Surprise decision concerning Carey Price and Patrick Roy

Published July 26, 2023 at 0:45

As we know, the Canadiens are the oldest franchise in NHL history and it has happened that specialists have come together to create a team of stars from the team's history.

This is precisely the exercise that the folks at TSN have undertaken, but this time for the seven Canadian teams.

However, when these exercises to form a team of all-time stars are carried out, there are often heartbreaking choices and as Raphaël Simard, from the site, reports, this was the case with the composition of the best elements of Canadiens history.

Of course, there are undeniable choices such as Maurice Richard, Jean Béliveau, and Guy Lafleur on the attack, as well as the famous Big Three on defense composed of Guy Lapointe, Serge Savard, and Larry Robinson.

But it's in front of the net that it gets interesting, as we find Ken Dryden and a certain Carey Price!


They made the decision to place Price in front of Roy. Wow.

Really? Carey Price in front of greats like Jacques Plante and Patrick Roy?

For some hockey purists, this might make no sense due to the number of Stanley Cups won by Roy and Plante, but if we look coldly at the situation, Price's place is quite justified.

If we look at the wins column (361) and games played (712), Price ranks first in the history of the glorious and second for shutouts (49).

Let's just say his performances have placed him among the best goalies of the last 15 years. Unlike Roy, Plante, and even Dryden, he didn't necessarily have a great team in front of him.

That being said, it is obvious that the absence of Jacques Plante and Patrick Roy can cause talk, but there is no less than a franchise with such a rich history has known many great players and in the end, there are heartbreaking choices to make.

And note that number 31 is the only player on the all-time lineup of the Canadiens who is not a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Let's say not yet!

This is an editorial decision that surprises many, but can be justified.
July 26   |   851 answers
Surprise decision concerning Carey Price and Patrick Roy

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