Does the Canadiens’ decision to fire the team’s goaltending coach Stéphane Waite aim to increase the pressure on Carey Price?
The choice of Marc Bergevin to get rid of Waite in favor of a new structure headed by Sean Burke is certainly not insignificant, just like the way in which the general manager of the CH proceeded.
“I was surprised that Marc did not speak to his number one goalie to make such a choice,” admitted our analyst Patrick Lalime, former NHL goalie, in a segment in which Éric Fichaud and Jean-Sébastien also participated. Giguere.
“Because the goalkeeper coach is your best boyfriend,” he continued. If you don’t talk to your number one guard before you fire him, what you want to do is destabilize him. And you do it at a time when he is having difficulty, when he is fragile. “
For Giguère, it is clear that this is a message to the place of Price, the highest employee of the team.
“We want to put pressure on Carey Price,” he said bluntly. Since the start of the season, if there’s something wrong, it’s Carey. Something must be changed! Marc Bergevin is really aggressive and I think it will pay off at the end of the season. ”
Fichaud is even more categorical.
“This year, there is no excuse” for Price who he believes has a good team ahead of him.
“If he doesn’t win, I think he left Montreal.”
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