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Former Habs employee sent harsh criticism towards Carey Price

Published May 11, 2024 at 11:58

In a recent article by Renaud Lavoie discussing Boston Bruins goalie Jeremy Swayman, we learn something interesting about Carey Price and Stéphane Waite.

It is reported that several years ago, Waite had to speak to Price to get him to take game days with the Montreal Canadiens more seriously.

Stéphane Waite criticized Carey Price for his lack of seriousness when he arrived in Montreal

See the excerpt in question.

"With the Canadiens, he also suggested to Carey Price to show a bit more seriousness in the team's environment on game days, and it was again the right approach, as the Canadiens' goalie seriously stepped up his game from the moment he arrived." - Renaud Lavoie

From what we understand, this intervention by Stéphane Waite with Carey seems to have taken place in 2013, and clearly, it appears to have worked because Carey really reached the next level afterwards.

This is the kind of behind-the-scenes information from the CH that is always interesting to learn.

Hats off to Carey Price for changing his approach, and hats off to him for maintaining an elite level of play for so long.

Carey Price, 36 years old, has a career record in the NHL of 361-261-79 (all with the Montreal Canadiens) and he has an average of 2.51 goals allowed per game.

His save percentage, in 712 games, is 0.917 and he has recorded 49 shutouts.

According to many, he is one of the best goalies in the history of the Montreal Canadiens and possibly the best of his generation.
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Former Habs employee sent harsh criticism towards Carey Price

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