Sure Carey Price is one of the best players on the Habs. But goaltending at an organizational level with this team was a glaring weakness.
Auld is an OK back-up, but with what future. Sanford is a good AHL goalie, but might not have the confidence of the management team. Ramo seems OK, but he's in the KHL. Beyond those the situation was more dire.
Mayer has not handled the AHL workload well. Doesn't bode well for anything more than that.
Peter Delmas hasn't exactly shown his release from Colorado's system was a mis-step on their part.
Petteri Simila is in the second Finnish league now after sliding out of the OHL and the SM Liiga.
Drew MacIntyre probably won't sets hearts alight in Montreal. Perhaps he should offer some comfort. If Carey price ever got injured and Montreal needed a back-up, it will be nice that Curtis Sanford would be contested. Mayer couldn't do that. MacIntyre might push him.