Young goalkeeper Cayden Primeau must not become the cannon fodder of the CH

Jeff Drouin
January 29, 2022  (5:25 PM)

It is becoming increasingly clear that Montreal Canadiens number-one goaltender Carey Price will not finish his career in the city.

Obviously, the person who will be the successor to one of the best in his profession will not have the easy task. The one who seems to have a lot of potential to become a number one goaltender in the NHL is the young Cayden Primeau.
While the Habs' first two goaltenders missed out on a lot of games this season, the young American was able to gain a lot of experience on the Bettman circuit.
Following an excellent start to the season with the Laval Rocket, Primeau came to Montreal as a backup. After a few good starts, the 22-year-old has had a bit of a hard time lately as he's been pulled out of the game in his last two starts.
In this case, it will be essential for the management of the CH to take its time with the young goalkeeper. It must be said that the Habs has no other such promising prospect in the goaltending position.
Yes, it's important for Primeau to gain experience in the NHL, but is this really the right time with the team's overall performance?
The Canadiens are in a position where it is extremely difficult for a goaltender to gain confidence, so imagine, they are in their first steps in the NHL.
Primeau must therefore not become the cannon fodder of the Habs otherwise it could have difficulty in the future. Should Kent Hughes have an experienced custodian by the transaction deadline?
The question arises when it is unthinkable to put a young goalkeeper of the future in front of the net when the organization is just accumulating defeats.
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