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Habs’ Price said he could’ve played in Stanley Cup Final

May 31, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT

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It’s locker clean out day in Montreal and with it comes talk from injured Canadiens goalie Carey Price.

Price was knocked out of the Eastern Conference Final in Game 1 after a collision with New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider. The lower-body injury he suffered kept him out of the remainder of the series and forced Dustin Tokarski into the limelight.

As for the injury itself, he didn’t do anything to clear up what exactly it was saying again it was a lower-body injury and he won’t need surgery to repair it. As to the severity, he said a return in the Stanley Cup Final could’ve happened.

As for the collision with Kreider, you knew he’d be asked about that once more before heading out for the summer. Price said he didn’t believe Kreider fell on him on purpose, but also believes he didn’t do much to avoid him.

“I don’t think he did it intentionally, but he didn’t try to miss me either,” Price said.

 

That grudge might stick around for a while even though the Habs loss in the series was more on their inability to beat Henrik Lundqvist than it was on Tokarski (or Price) stopping the Rangers.

  1. papajack1259 - May 31, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Who cares!

  2. freneticgarfieldfan - May 31, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Dr. Recchi diagnosed it as “severe embellishment” ;-)

  3. billiam55 - May 31, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Would have made no difference if Price was in goal for this series. Habs couldnt score and were outplayed majority of the time.

  4. theskinsman - May 31, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Shows that Therrien thought the best goalie he had wasn’t Price.

  5. h0c2000 - May 31, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Price and I have that in common. We both could’ve played in the cup final but neither of us will.

  6. montrealknowledge - May 31, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Can’t believe you took the time to write a comment like that theskinsman… He could have played in the Stanley Cup Final, which is a good 3-4 days away from now. No reason to think Therrien though Tokarski is better because he played game 6 of ECF… Only thing worse than your comment is the fact I responded.

  7. sticks169 - May 31, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    That injury was fishy anyway. He played the rest of the period.
    Dr. Briere. MD

    • mrsdualcitz - Jun 2, 2014 at 8:06 PM

      Nothing fishy about it.He has had knee injuries before.Kreiger has crashed into three Goaltenders this year.
      You obviously don’t know ( due respect) much of the Montréal Canadians.
      I just started to like Price this year! I’ve been patient and I actually have a lot of Respect for him.
      But if you think a Habs Goaltender,who had a great year,won the Gold for Canada ,and was a key player for beating the Bruins,and so on,would not play by purpose,you don’t know that ORG.
      In fact I doubt any key player for any team,would of stopped by intention- during a Conference final!

  8. joey4id - May 31, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Bet taken. Bet loss. Bet honored.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/youppi-heads-up-st-laurent-in-rangers-jersey-after-losing-bet-with-jimmy-fallon-1.2660727

  9. jacques05 - May 31, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    B55 your absolutely delusional if you think price wouldn’t of made a difference in the first four games!and staying
    Montreal didn’t score dude bro they scored 7 in one single game and the only close one score wise was game 6! Shove a sock in it!

  10. bleedrangerblue - May 31, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    If ya coulda ya shoulda!! It’s the playoffs for crying out Loud. The story…. Well um… Yeah sorry fire me now.

  11. mrd5c - May 31, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Blame your defenseman for tripping Kreider and enjoy the spring golf!

  12. mayanlongcount - Jun 1, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    the injury to price seemed almost non existent. complete mystery as to his disappearance even now.

    how many pro sport games are fixed?? none, some, most, all??

    see book by author brian tuohy, called THE FIX IS IN.

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