– Marc Brassard (@mbrassard) July 11, 2023
After all, it was difficult for Pierre Dorion to find common ground with another NHL club. The forward had indeed submitted a list of teams he wanted to be traded to…
The Sens GM admitted in an interview with Le Droit that he is satisfied with the return obtained for the player’s services… But he seems a little bitter about the way the American behaved in the process:
Detroit kept calling, and in the end, we were negotiating with just one team. When we thought we had an agreement with another team, he refused to sign there, which made life difficult for us… – Pierre Dorion
He played his cards right, and now he’s back home in Detroit. DeBrincat wanted to play for the team he grew up with, and he pulled out all the stops to make it happen.
It’s easy to see the links between his case and that of Pierre-Luc Dubois. The difference… Is that if the Quebecer really wanted to play in Montreal, he’d probably be a member of the CH by now.
Pierre Dorion truly believes he got the maximum in return for Alex DeBrincat. Because, even if there was an offer on the table more tempting than that of the Red Wings… It could practically be packed away immediately because the player had no intention of going anywhere but Detroit.
It’s a little hard to fault him under the circumstances.
– Of note:
The Rocket will cross swords with the Abbotsford Canucks in next season’s curtain raiser on October 13. https://t.co/Z0jN7hqDyV
– Anthony Marcotte (@anthonymarcotte) July 11, 2023
– It’s early… But hey.
– He’ll face Novak Djokovic or Andrey Rublev in the next round.