Kraken's owner loves Carey Price

T. Tadi
July 19, 2021  (9:22 PM)

More than ever, the idea that Carey Price has played his last game in a Habs uniform is a possibility.

Earlier today we reported that Daily Faceoff reporter and insider Frank Seravalli confirmed that the Seattle Kraken's management has launched an internal investigation to determine the full extent of the Montreal Canadiens' star goaltender's injuries.
In addition, the team's owners have reportedly given the green light to GM Ron Francis to select Price despite his hefty contract if he feels it is the best move for the team.
Now ESPN's Greg Wyshynski has added a layer.
He says that according to his knowledgeable sources, he has heard that the owners of the Seattle Kraken love Carey Price as a franchise player and as a brand for the team to promote, just as Marc-Andre Fleury was for the Vegas Golden Knights.
The big bosses there want their version of Marc-André Fleury.
A true star and immensely well-known player who will stand out and make a splash in a sports market already crowded with stars.
It's worth mentioning that there is a real disconnect between the owners and the hockey decision makers in Seattle, but still.
It will be recalled that this weekend, Price agreed to waive his no-movement clause to allow the Habs to leave him unprotected in the expansion draft. Subsequently, we learned that the goaltender will have to meet with doctors about a hip injury and a knee injury. Surgery may be required and he could miss a good part of next season.
Sportsnet's Chris Johnston says that the CH's decision not to protect Price caught the Kraken completely off guard as they were looking at the possibility of claiming Jake Allen instead.
"They take the situation extremely seriously."
- Chris Johnston
It would seem that Marc Bergevin, in agreement with Price himself, took the huge gamble that his medical condition, combined with his hefty contract, would be enough to turn off Kraken management and allow the Habs to keep both goalies.
Carey Price, 33, has five more seasons left on his $10.5 million-a-year contract.
Canadiens fans will have to wait two long days to find out if they have lost their star goaltender to an expansion team... But all indications are that it is a real possibility.
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