Thousands of Montreal Canadiens fans took to Instagram to express their support for Carey Price, who is likely to be sidelined for next season.
This week, Canada general manager Kent Hughes announced that the star goalkeeper could miss the entire 2022-2023 season. His likely absence is due to an ongoing knee injury, he explained.
Keep in mind that Price missed most of last season to heal from his injury and take care of himself on a personal level, only playing five games in April.
On Instagram, the famous player’s wife Angela Price invited fans who wanted to show their support for her husband to do so under his post.
“My private messages are inundated with people asking me how they can relate to Carey… So I’m making this post for you to leave your comments and I’ll ask him to read them when he feels ready” , she wrote .
They were thousands to leave a comment under Angela Price’s post.
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Here is a selection:
“Incredible human. Life is much more than hockey, although that’s where he left his mark, not just in the game but in people’s hearts forever. No matter what happens, no matter what he decides to do, he will be supported and he will be remembered as a person, in addition to his performance on the ice. We love you Carey.”
“You have been an inspiration to many, including me, CP [Carey Price]. We grew up with you and oh boy it was such a pleasure. No matter what happens in the future, we will always love you and you will always be an icon on and off the rink. 💙🤍❤️ Thanks to you too, Angela.”
“You are my childhood hero. Because of you, I begged my parents to let me be a goalkeeper for years. I’m the smallest boy at the rink half the time, but I’m always pushing myself to keep getting better because of what you’ve done. I keep going because I want to be like you. I hope nothing more for you than the fastest possible recovery.”
“We love you Carey! Thank you for everything you have done for the team, the city of Montreal and hockey fans around the world💙🤍❤.”
“Take care of yourself first. The game and the fans will always love you!”
“We still love you, Carey, no matter what! Thank you for all the wonderful years you have given us. you are the �� [GOAT, meilleur gardien de tous les temps], forever and ever! There will never be a goalkeeper like you 💙🤍❤️ THANK YOU CAREY!”
“I love hockey and the Montreal Canadiens because of you, Carey. I love you and wish you the best in your possible retirement. Hockey isn’t the same without you, and it’ll be hard to tell you’re done (knock on wood to come back). But thank you for countless seasons of fun and the best goalkeeping I’ve ever seen. Go Habs Go and Go Carey Go.”
“Take care of yourself first, Carey! This is important. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to witness your incredible career. You will go down in history as one of the greatest to have played this game, played on the web and wore the Habs uniform. You are among the best in the history of CH on the side [Patrick] Roy, from [Ken] Dryden et al [Jacques] Attachment. Thanks for everything you’ve done Carey! 👏 Get well soon!
Teammate Cole Caufield and ex-teammate Andrew Shaw also expressed their appreciation for the keeper: