We keep hearing, reading Habs’ fans claiming that Carey Price and Shea Weber are either finished or some people find any way possible to downplay them when they play well. This is called getting your foot in your mouth at some point and refusing to admit being wrong, fighting tooth and nail to save face instead. And then, when others who are in a better position than them come out and say the opposite to what those “fans” claim, they revert to accusing them of lying or come up with some lame excuse to downplay what they’re saying.
Well folks, we just have another example today. In a recent poll they have conducted with nearly 400 NHL players, the Athletic has published the results today. And for Habs’ fans, there are two questions of interest…
When asked which goaltender, aside from their own, would the players want in their net for a game seven, Carey Price came on top, with a 10% lead over Marc-Andre Fleury who came second.
The next one will make Brendan Kelly and his disciples search their “Big Book of Excuses” as Canadiens’ captain Shea Weber finished second in voting to only Victor Hedman as the top defensive defenseman. One could make a point that with his offensive contribution, he is one of the best in the game, still, according to his peers.
What this proves folks is that players know these guys. They face them game in, game out. While stats do say something, they don’t reflect the reality of things. The moral of this story is to be careful who you listen to. Know that some have an agenda, an axe to grind. In the case of Weber and some of the haters, we know it’s because he was the player coming back when P.K. Subban was traded. Some fans and media members showed their true colours at the time of the trade, and they haven’t admitted being wrong in spite of all evidence proving otherwise. They’re like the guy who poops in his pants and looks around for someone else to blame for the smell. Go Habs Go!