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Carey Price is the best goalie in the world. He’s done it all internationally, and now he just needs to win a Stanley Cup to lock in his legacy.
When he’s great, the Canadiens are certainly capable of winning it all. The problem is that there’s a significant drop-off when he isn’t.
“Montreal is very average without Carey Price. Sometimes when you live on a goalie, boy, if that goalie plays normal, you’re not winning,” said one Eastern Conference coach.