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Ubergate: “Other things were said without being revealed”
A few years ago, a scandal broke out involving seven Senators players. The guys had openly criticized their assistant coach, Martin Raymond.

It all happened in a cab (Uber), which is why the story was dubbed “Le Ubergate”.

Chris Wideman, the Canadiens’ current defenseman, was one of the main players in this saga. He and Matt Duchene were among those who talked a lot in the video in question, which was released to the public, and this, in one way or another, had an impact on Wideman’s career.

A few weeks after the video was published, Wideman was traded to Edmonton… And, less than two months later, he was traded again, this time to Florida.

The events of the 2018-2019 season certainly didn’t help Wideman’s cause, as he had to wait until July 28, 2021 before getting another chance to make his mark in the National League, in Montreal.

The defenseman spoke on the subject during an appearance on The Cam & Strick Podcast, and the conclusion is clear. He truly regrets the mistake he made in openly criticizing Martin Raymond.

But here’s where it gets interesting…

When he says there were “other things said” at the time… But those things never saw the light of day.

All I can say is that it didn’t come out of my mouth. – Chris Wideman

Sure, we’d love to have access to the guys’ comments because it piques our curiosity.

After all, they hadn’t exactly been kind to Raymond… And, it seems like I don’t even want to imagine what they said about the others when you hear Wideman talking that way.

I imagine it wasn’t a pretty sight.

The veteran takes it a step further when he says he regrets what happened. Wideman claims it made him a better person, and I have no trouble believing him. Why should I?

Because we know how much he’s appreciated in the CH dressing room.

The important thing is to see him admit that he did something “wrong”.

In gusto

– Now it’s up to them to deliver the goods.

– Stuart Skinner will get the start tonight.

– 53 years old!

– Sad.

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