Price’s wife: 'I thought we were for sure headed to Seattle'
Angela detailed the experience on her lifestyle blog, "By Angela."
"With your world dependent on what seemed like a game of chicken was bizarre and something I hope to never experience again," she wrote.
Carey waived his no-movement clause ahead of the expansion draft, and the Habs created quite a stir when they left their franchise icon unprotected and free for the Seattle Kraken's picking - a decision the organization made so it could protect backup netminder Jake Allen instead.
"Really, there was no other option," Angela wrote. "I was not stressed about it at all - because of Carey’s contract, his age, and his injury, Seattle wouldn’t even give him a second glance ... or so we thought."
Then, the rumor mill started churning, and Angela "spent the next couple of days living on Twitter."
"It definitely got to a point where I thought we were for sure headed to Seattle, so I let myself start mentally preparing for it and even talking about it. Just in case it did happen," she wrote.
Of course, seeing as the Kraken opted to select defenseman Cale Fleury from Montreal instead, Carey will be suiting up for Montreal once again next campaign.
"Our heart, my heart is with the Canadiens organization," Angela wrote, adding that she "hated" the way the news of Carey's choice to waive his no-movement clause broke before the news of his injury.
"His injury was the entire reason we had lifted his no-trade and he was left unprotected," she said. "It hurt my heart to read that people thought we wanted out of Montreal. I was so thankful when it came out the next day that Carey was going to need surgery, but at the same time Carey’s agent was calling to say that Seattle didn’t seem too concerned about his injury and him being picked up could really happen."
Carey received knee surgery on July 23, and he's expected to be ready for the start of the regular season in October.
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