Possible trade involving Carey Price and his hefty contract: Hughes just revealed his intentions

Published September 14, 2022 at 8:56 PM
BY JEFF DROUIN

Over the past few days and weeks, a lot of information has been circulating about Carey Price.

First, we learned that the star goalie's name has unfortunately been placed on the long-term injury list.

Secondly, we learned that Carey has made the decision (with his family) to live in Montreal, and stay in Quebec, for the entire 2022-23 season. Clearly, he wants to be involved, he wants to stay around the organization, and that's a credit to him.

Now, what does this mean for his future with the CH, knowing that his career is possibly over?


Will he, like Shea Weber, be traded for the benefits of his contract on the LTIR?

Will a team want to take that chance, and perhaps strike a blow if Price is ever able to turn things around and return to the game?

On RDS, the question was asked to Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes, and he agreed to comment on a possible future trade involving #31:

"Kent Hughes (on RDS): we haven't explored the possibility of trading Price's contract yet. If there is a way for him to play again someday, we'd like it to be in Montreal."

- CH general manager's comments, reported by Karine Hains

That seems pretty clear. For those who were wondering if (like Weber) Carey Price would be involved in a trade, we now have the answer.

For now, Hughes has no intention of trading Price. If he ever returns to the game, the organization wants it to be in Montreal.

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Possible trade involving Carey Price and his hefty contract: Hughes just revealed his intentions

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