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Jake Allen's decline nears as new contract begins


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MarcO
September 11, 2023  (8:07)
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Since Jake Allen's arrival with the Canadiens, he's had nothing to be ashamed of in terms of performance. It's true that he had a tendency to give up goals in the first five minutes of games last year, but he has greatly helped the team to many victories in recent years.

The goaltender will begin his new two-year contract this year, valued at 3.85 million per year. At 33 years of age, this deal may well be heavier than expected.
In an article by Jonathan Bernier of the Journal de Montréal, we learn that a goalie's decline most often comes at age 33. We've already seen some signs of fatigue in Allen's case, as he gets injured more often and seems less focused at the start of games.
Obviously, the position of goalie is very hard on an athlete's body. Many joints, such as the knees, hips and ankles, are highly stressed throughout their careers. In fact, these are the three main sources of injury.
Allen remains a good leader to have on the team, and Kent Hughes doesn't want to let him go. However, if he can no longer deliver the goods, the GM will have to make a hockey decision. We'll see soon enough if Samuel Montembeault is ready to take over the number-one spot this season, leaving Allen in a more minimal role.
Let's hope number 34 is able to silence the statistics. However, it's quite worrying to see such a publication.
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Jake Allen's decline nears as new contract begins

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