Oct. 25, 2022 – Basu had no intention of forcing Price into speaking about his battles with alcohol abuse that led the goalie to enter the league’s Player Assistance Program before the start of the 2021-22 season and admit himself into a rehab facility. “I just kind of said, ‘Listen, I don’t know if this is out of bounds, but if you’d like to talk about what happened last year and going into the program and what led you to that, I think you’ve already helped a lot of people by admitting that you needed help,’” Basu told CTV News. Price not only was open to speaking about his journey but detailed his ordeal with specific situations in The Athletic piece, admitting to the pressures of being a number-one NHL goalie and how he used alcohol as a way to relieve his admitted anxiety in social situations.


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