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Jake Allen's Season Likely Decides his Fate for the Future

Jake Allen will be the starting goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens this season. The Habs will be without long-time franchise goaltender Carey Price due to injury. The Fredericton native, Allen, played in 35 games last season. Allen suffered from injuries that prevented him from playing even more games. The 32-year-old had a 3.30 goals-against-average and a .905 save percentage this past season.   If the Canadiens were to contend this upcoming season (they have all the tools to do so). They will need Allen to be a big part of their success. Backing up Allen will be either Samuel Montembeault or rookie, Cayden Primeau. Both of which do not have much NHL experience.   It is a make-or-break year for the Fredericton netminder. Allen is entering his final year of a two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens. If Allen were to not be able to perform, or suffer major injuries, it is unlikely he would receive a new NHL contract next season. He would then join the likes of Braden Holtb

It's Cayden Primeau's Time to Shine in Montreal

Cayden Primeau is regarded as the top goaltending prospect in the Montreal Canadiens organization. The American netminder spent most of the past season playing in the AHL for the Laval Rocket. But, due to the fact that Carey Price will not return this season, The Habs' net is destined for the young netminder Primeau. After making his NHL debut during the 2019-2020 season, Primeau was once regarded as the next netminder for the Montreal Canadiens. Although he has struggled at the NHL level ever since, Montreal management has been impressed by the youngster's development in the AHL.   Last season, Primeau spent the majority of the season playing in the AHL. He suited up for 33 AHL games, recording a 2.94 goals-against-average and a.909 save percentage. But, what caught most eyes was Primeau's stellar postseason performance. The Michigan native had a.936 save percentage and a 2.17 goals-against-average in 14 playoff games. Primeau will battle for playing time with fellow ne