Former Habs goalie coach Stephane Waite talks about Carey Price leaving the Habs

Published October 7, 2021 at 2:52 PM
Stephane Waite, former Habs goalie coach and longtime friend of Price, went on RDS earlier today to clarify Price's departure.

Here's Waite's take (from French):

"Hear me right. Carey Price's situation has nothing to do with alcohol, nothing to do with drugs, nothing to do with pills and nothing to do with gambling. Carey is someone, one who takes great care of his body and leads a quiet life with his family. On the other hand, he is very demanding of himself and sometimes it can become difficult to deal with all this pressure to perform. "- Stéphane Waite
Waite also ventured on the possible trigger that led him to his request for help today.

"He told me this summer that he found it extremely difficult to get this far in the playoffs and come so close to the Stanley Cup without winning it. It was a very difficult summer for him, besides his knee surgery. I texted him today to tell him that I was really proud of him for having the courage to take charge of his sanity like that. I'm sure he'll get through this. test and will come back in great shape. "- Stéphane Waite

Makes sense Carey Price seems like someone that demands a lot from himself.
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