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Carey Price appears on a podcast and tells us why Montreal did not protect him during the expansion draft

Published January 12, 2023 at 8:42
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Carey Price met with La Poche Bleue boys Maxim Lapierre and Guillaume Latendresse over the past few days. No need to tell you how interesting the discussions were, especially since the keeper spoke with them about important topics.

In the Seattle Kraken expansion draft, Marc Bergevin caused a surprise by not protecting Carey Price. We never knew the exact reason for this intriguing decision, until Carey explained it to Max and Guillaume.

"A few days before [the expansion draft], I talked to Bergevin about it and with my contract and my injury, I told him that I thought they would make a good move by making me available, because I didn't think they would pick me, when it was a strategic move to be able to protect another player." - Carey Price




It's pretty rare that a player invites himself into his general manager's decisions and Carey did it for the sake of the team's future. As a result, Jake Allen was able to stay in Montreal and is still the team's number one goalie.

The Kraken were running out of options in Montreal and decided to go with Cale Fleury. A decision that Ron Francis must still regret to this day.

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