Ken Dryden passes torch to Carey Price during ceremony
Habs continue stellar tradition
“To you from failing hands we throw the torch. Be yours to hold it high.”
To the Montreal Canadiens, it’s not just a line in a poem from John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields, it’s a motto that’s displayed in the team’s dressing room.
Prior to Montreal’s home opener against the Boston Bruins on Thursday night, the line in the poem came to life.
The Canadiens are renowned for pulling off extravagant ceremonies.
On this night, no part drew a greater cheer than when Montreal legend Ken Dryden handed the torch to present-day star Carey Price.
Says a lot about Carey Price's stature on the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Habs?src=hash">#Habs</a> when Ken Dryden passes the torch to him to start pre-game intros. <a href="http://t.co/CxH3GGZJfm">pic.twitter.com/CxH3GGZJfm</a>—@JohnLuTSNMtl
If Ken Dryden giving Carey Price the torch first doesn't send chills throughout your entire body then you're not a Habs fan cause OMG—@_ThomasVanek
I own little <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Habs?src=hash">#Habs</a> memorabilia but I cherish a signed replica Ken Dryden mask. Carey Price has had a good look at it <a href="http://t.co/Dw97fbNMxz">pic.twitter.com/Dw97fbNMxz</a>—@Dave_Stubbs