I’m not going to post the infamous video of Carey Price being interviewed by Cabbie after game one of the Boston series because I don’t want to infringe on the Score. But if you haven’t seen it, you should. Just type in Carey Price/Cabbie on youtube and see for yourself.
This interview is extremely telling of a young man who doesn’t seem to understand, who doesn’t realize that losses are to be taken seriously. He and his team had just been beaten by the Bruins in game one, and Price comes off as nonchalant and uncaring. I find it disturbing. And to make matters worse, Georges Laraque comes in and everyone jokes about arm muscles.
This clip sums it up for me. Price and Laraque’s attitude shows the problems with the Habs go much deeper than having a few players injured. Try to recall another player’s interview after a loss in a big game. Roberto Luongo, for example, late in the season, looked like he’d just been informed of a death in the family when being asked to explain a loss. Imagine warriors like Billy Smith, Ron Hextall, Terry Sawchuk, and Jacques Plante, and how they would react afterwards. They’d be pissed. They’d give the interview but wouldn’t want to because they had other things on their mind. But not Price. He appeared to not care at all what had just happened.
This lad has some serious growing up to do. He’d better start earning those big bucks the Canadiens pay him or he’ll be booed a lot more than he was, and he can give the Bell Centre fans even more salutes, and he can kid around even more, and then at some point, he’ll be gone, maybe to the minors forever, and his chapter in Montreal Canadiens history will be a very short and mediocre chapter indeed.
And Georges Laraque, I’m really glad you have big arm muscles. Doesn’t help you as a hockey player, but you have big arms.
It’s all very sad. Have a look at youtube and decide for yourself. For me, it’s a good thing Toe Blake wasn’t Price’s coach.