I do adamantly disagree that the Canucks are anywhere NEAR the level of the Habs. The Canucks are about the equivalent of the Panthers or Capitals, at best, albeit with a completely different style of play.]]>
Now, Montreal is in a very similar situation to what Pittsburgh was in last year, with only a handful of players with solid experience, and far far far too many with none, including the goalie. I will allow Price may not change his game in the playoffs and be solid. It happens.
I do partially agree that Fleury may always be slightly mind-*****ed from the WJHC, but that was years ago now, and with the cast around him and his recent success (40 win season, youngest ever), I think he's overcoming a lot of that. He's played superbly since coming back from injury, and so quickly too. It amazes me.
What I hate about him is still
1) Bad puckhandling skills. Conklin is amazing in comparison and the team has said as much
2) Sometimes scary rebound control, though he appears to have improved on that.