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Carey Price has a habit of letting in bad goals.
Bad Habit: Letting in the occasional soft goal.
Carey Price has the ability to be considered among the best goalies in the NHL. So far in his career, however, inconsistency has plagued him and he has yet to reach his potential.
In addition to slumping for prolonged periods of time, Price has a bad habit of letting in far too many soft goals. Every goaltender is allowed a mistake now and again, but for Price, it's something that happens far too often.
Even when Price is on top of his game, it seems that every few contests he lets one in that he should have saved. Whether it's a weak wrist shot from the blue line or a slap shot with no one in front, it seems Price has far too many lapses of concentration.
Price is entering a defining season in his career. Stephane Waite has been hired away from the Chicago Blackhawks to mentor him. He has the chance to start for Team Canada in Sochi 2014. And of course, he has the unrealistic expectations that come with being the starting goalie for the Montreal Canadiens.
Carey Price has a lot of work to do to reach his immense potential and become an elite goaltender in the NHL. Allowing fewer soft goals is a good place to start.