Carey Price makes poignant remarks that greatly resonate with Montreal Canadiens fans and hockey enthusiasts in general

Published November 26, 2023 at 7:02 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
Carey Price has left the Canadiens very quietly. The separation was hard for him, but it was necessary. He had the final realization at the annual golf tournament in September, where he wasn't sure where to sit during dinner. He eventually ate at the coaches' table.

"I told myself that this year it was time for me to leave the group discussion. However, I still talk to a few players. I chat with Jake [Allen] quite often to see how he's doing."

- Carey Price

Although Carey misses the camaraderie with his teammates and the competition in the NHL, he relishes the opportunity to see his son Lincoln grow, something he couldn't do for the first few years of his daughters' lives.


"I'm mainly focused on my family and my health. I'm really happy to be there for my kids. It was a real privilege to see them grow up. With Liv, I was often away during her childhood. The same with Millie. But with Lincoln, I've been able to be there from the beginning."

"I miss many things from the time when I played, but sitting alone in a hotel room is not one of them." - Carey Price

Obviously, this is understandable. Living in hotels all the time doesn't compare to the comfort of your own bed and the presence of your family.

The rest of his heartfelt statement is very emotional. Carey has worked hard all his life for one ultimate goal: to win the Stanley Cup. He came within three wins of achieving it, and he never really got over it.

"You're almost in shock at the end, and emotionally, you're destroyed. You just think about all the efforts that have been invested."

"Life goes on, and I am grateful for the memories of this journey, but we were so close. At that moment, all you tell yourself is that it's really frustrating. The Stanley Cup is the goal you strive for your entire life, and to come so close is so demoralizing." - Carey Price

No wonder Carey struggled and had to seek help from the NHL's player program. It was a very difficult moment for him, and one can understand.

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