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Summer Skate: Montreal Canadiens

After surprising playoff run, one key Canadien may be set to regress

Updated: September 1, 2010, 11:40 AM ET
By Tom Awad & E.J. Hradek | Puck Prospectus/ESPN The Magazine

Using the VUKOTA projection system of Puck Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.

Summer Skate -- Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens put together their best playoff run in 17 years this past spring, riding goaltender Jaroslav Halak first to the playoffs and then to the Eastern Conference finals. However, less than a month later, Halak was sent packing, and the reins were handed to young Carey Price (who's not under contract yet) and Alex Auld. Can the Canadiens come close to their success of last season?


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