Can Carey Still Be Worth the Price?

My career is a burden, but I can’t just fade out like a pathetic sore loser. More often than not, I’m just making a fool of myself for the hundredth time, and that wasn’t part of the plan, initially. I’d be happier not having any kind of public presence whatsoever and just hiding behind the sleeves of the CD. ~ American multi-instrumentalist Ariel Pink

Such is life. We go through ups and downs our entire life and the best find a way to stay at the top the longest, with fewer dips in between. Montreal Canadiens’ goaltender Carey Price has had an amazing career thus far, one which peaked in the 2014-2015 season when he swept the hardware at the NHL Awards. The then 27 year-old goaltender earned four major Awards that year. And it wasn’t even close. Price received 139 first place votes for the Hart Memorial Trophy to Alexander Ovechkin‘s eight! Price also received the Ted Lindsay Award, the Vezina Trophy and the William Jennings Trophy and was named to the NHL’s First All-Star Team. A 1.96 goals against average and a .933 saves percentage will do wonders to a goaltender. The following season, he only played 12 games before missing the rest of the season due to an injury.

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