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BROSSARD, Que. - Marc Bergevin feels that Carey Price will get over a "so-so" playoff performance and any anxiety he feels about tending goal in a hot hockey market like Montreal. Bergevin defended his goaltender at a news conference Monday following the Canadiens first-round elimination from the NHL post-season by the Ottawa Senators. "Im not worried at all," Bergevin said. "For sure, even Carey would say there are things he can improve, that he can be better, and Im 100 per cent behind him. "I believe in him. We will support him and well help him." Bergevin was asked repeatedly about Price after the 25-year-old spoke openly on the weekend about the pressure of playing in Montreal. He said he would no longer even go to a grocery store to avoid grilling from fans over his performances and that he sometimes felt like a "hobbit in a hole." But he also expressed confidence that he had the talent and the mentality to win a Stanley Cup. Some wondered if Price was suggesting he would rather to be traded to another team, but Bergevin wouldnt hear of it. "Its normal in a market like Montreal or Toronto or Vancouver, or even Chicago or Philadelphia," Bergevin said. "Goaltendings a difficult position, very demanding. So its normal that a young player feels pressure. "Well do everything we can to make sure he gets through this stage." Then, unable to resist a joke, the first-year GM added: "Maybe I can do his groceries for him." Price, drafted fifth overall in 2005, was having a solid season until he and the team slumped late in the 2013 campaign. While he went 21-13-4, he ended up out of the top 40 in the league with a 2.59 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage. His woes continued in the playoffs, where he was outduelled by Ottawas Craig Anderson until he injured a knee late in Game 4 and was replaced by Peter Budaj, who was bombed for six goals on 29 shots in the final game. Questions about the Canadiens size also came up during the playoffs, as the smaller Montreal forwards did little against the big, rugged Ottawa blue-line. The Canadiens scored only nine goals in five games, while conceding 20. Bergevin acknowledged that it would be better to be bigger, but hes not ready to tear his team apart to add size and muscle. And there are not a lot of free agents available this summer who fit the mould, except perhaps New Jerseys David Clarkson who is likely to be courted by several teams. He said the ideal way for a team to build is through drafting and developing its own players, but that takes time. "I believe in balance," he said. "We do have a small team, but were a fast and young team. "You dont change the makeup of a team overnight. There are 29 other teams that want to be big, fast and strong, but thats easier said than done. Balance is very important. Character comes into play." He mentioned Calder Trophy candidate Brendan Gallagher, one of the teams smallest forwards, who has "character thats off the charts." When asked what the team needed most, Bergevin did not mention size, but depth. The Canadiens were caught short when top-four rearguard Alexei Emelin was injured late in the regular season and their depth was tested when four forwards went down against Ottawa. "Thats what gets you through the playoffs. and you dont bring in depth at the (trade) deadline, youve got to bring it through the draft, through your young prospects coming through," he said. "So the mindset stays the same. Im standing pat. I made it clear from Day One I want to make this team good for years to come, not just for one year. You always look at all the options, but depth and character and speed is what you need to reach your ultimate goal." The Emelin injury gave a chance for six-foot-six defenceman Jarred Tinordi to show what he can do, and they have some promising blue-liners in the minors, starting with Nathan Beaulieu and Greg Pateryn. Gallagher and third overall draft pick Alex Galchenyuk both impressed as rookie forwards. And they have six picks in the first three rounds of this years draft. Bergevin did not tip his hat on what off-season moves he will make. It is widely expected he will buy out unused defenceman Tomas Kaberle, who has one season left on his contract at US$4.2 million. But the GM said he may first try to trade Kaberle. Decisions are still to be made on impending unrestricted free agents Michael Ryder, Colby Armstrong, Jeff Halpern, Petteri Nokelainen and Davis Drewiske. Restricted free agents are Ryan White, Yannick Weber, Michael Blunden and Gabriel Dumont. He said no decision has been made on whether to negotiate a new deal right away with P.K. Subban, who had a standout campaign that made him a candidate for the Norris Trophy as the leagues top defenceman, or wait until next season. Subban missed the first six games of the season while working a two-year contract worth $2.85 million per season, which was considered a "bridge" deal before he signs long-term for top dollars. "P.K. had a really good season and he earned the nomination for the Norris," said Bergevin. "But hes still a young defenceman. "He still has a lot to learn. Hes really good, but he can be even better. So its a work in progress with him. This year, were happy with the direction he went." Bergevin is up for an award of his own. The former NHL defenceman was named as one of the three finalists as general manager of the year after taking the Canadiens from last place to second in the Eastern Conference. He brought Michel Therrien back to Montreal as head coach with success and boosted the team by signing tough winger Brandon Prust, among others. "Id have to be a GM to get an award, I never won one as a player," he said with a laugh. "It doesnt say much about me as a player. "But I wouldnt have this honour if it wasnt for the job Michel and the players did this year. Im flattered because Bob Murray (Anaheim) and Ray Shero (Pittsburgh) are bright hockey people." He declared himself "very satisfied" with Therrien and the coaching staff. He said that even when losing in the playoffs, the team always started strong, which showed the coach had them ready to compete. The Canadiens took a step forward by making the playoffs this season, but doing it again will be another test for a team that is still in rebuilding mode. "It will be difficult and expectations will be higher," he said. "We made progress, but next year teams will be ready for us and well have to be ready for them." Amare Stoudemire Knicks Jersey . Q: Team Canada announces their Olympic roster three weeks from today. Who is general manager Steve Yzerman watching? 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A new year of League of Legends means a slew of changes from champions and to the rosters of the clubs challenging for the Summoners Cup and to the Summoners Rift itself. One aspect of the game that hasnt morphed over the years, however, has been the drafting phase of the game -- but that might soon change.Currently, the two teams fire bans back and forth until six champions are left off the table. From there, the blue side picks the first champion it want in its composition, and then the red side counters with two picks of its own. At the end, to counteract the blue side from getting the theoretical strongest champion on the board with the first pick of the draft, the red side gets the final choice -- a position that is normally used to try to counter the opposing team, with the blue side having its lineup already set in place.All that could be different in 2017, however, with a possible 10-champion ban system being implemented for the new season. Unlike the current iteration, the draft phase could become a staggered draft, meaning it would flip from banning to picking champions to back into banning champions -- before ultimately picking the final champions for each teams composition out of the remaining champion field.While the image of the drafting process might not be entirely correct -- the blue side would not only get the first champion selection but the last, as well, effectively negating the balance of the draft -- its possible a variation of the staggered draft will make its way into the professional scene for the start of the new campaign. With the amount of champions in the game growing by six to eight each year, it seemed inevitable the draft would need to be expanded.In a world where the 10-ban staggered draft is implemented -- but with the red still getting the final pick of the draft instead of the blue -- it would change the entire complexion of the professional scene. Players with minuscule champion pools would almost certainly become extinct over the next year; while being able to play two to three champions at an elite level has been doable for the past few splits, it would be almost impossible in the new system. While teams could prioritize those players ahead of the rest in the drafting phase every game, that player would eventually become an anchor to the team, pulling down the rest of the club along the way.The winners of the change, as cited by OGN caster Christopher MonteCristo Mykles, would also just so happen to be the region that has won the past four World Championships in dominating fashion: South Korea.dddddddddddd[Ten] bans in LoL is only going to make the gap between Korea and the West wider, due to deeper champ pools of KR players, said Mykles on Twitter. Now there is basically no hope of Western pocket/comfort picks, and many NA/EU players can just be completely banned out. R.I.P. [CLGs] Huhi.This change would almost seem like a gift to a player such as Lee Faker Sang-hyeok. After revolutionizing the mid lane with picks such as Riven when he was a rookie, he has been itching to bring unknown champions to the spotlight with his immaculate touch. The extra bans would simply allow Faker to open up his Pacific Ocean-sized champion pool to swallow up teams whole. Weve already seen what Faker can do on unorthodox champions against mid laners armed with their top choice. What happens when Faker gets to play against a player who is on their fourth- or fifth-best champion? The answer is a continuous montage of gray screens for the opponent.Additionally, the drafting change would make the game more complex. With Riot reinforcing lane matchups to spite lane swapping, the scene has been missing the depth it once had. The drafting changes would make it so that games could be decided, now more than ever, in the pick-and-ban phase. A good drafter -- be it the coach, in-game leader or committee -- could become stronger than the sum of its parts, with smart drafting and picking at the weak points of teams.Last season, the Immortals team had trouble in the drafting phase but was able to overcome its shortcomings by being more talented than a majority of the field. The mishaps in the draft would catch it come playoff time against the best teams in the league, and in this new system, Immortals would be even more open to attacks from smaller clubs.Perhaps in the current system, a certain team could never hope of beating a club with more firepower; adding four more bans, however, with a staggered draft, will separate the simply talented teams to the all-around great ones. As always in League of Legends, its adapt or die. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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