The Canadiens dressing room at their training facility was jam-packed with media Monday morning.
Wearing a variety of tee-shirts, jeans, hoodies and more hats than you’d see at an Easter Parade, the players trooped in for one final barrage of questions before they start their premature vacation.
“It was a roller-coaster season, Carey Price said. “Standing here today isn’t much fun.”
Price will be staying in Montreal for more rehab on his concussion and neck injury. He said he hopes to sign a new long-term contract because he likes the city, likes the organization and wants to stay here.
“I like playing here,” Price said. “I want to play here as long as I can.”
P.K. Subban will be joining Team Canada for the world championships. He said much the same as Price re contract negotiations.
To a man, the Canadiens maintained the team was not as bad as its last-place finish suggests.
But there was also a consensus that changes are coming – on and off the ice.