One wonders if another transaction is in the works → https://t.co/39LViYppz1
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) August 7, 2023
The Canadiens have acquired Casey DeSmith. No word yet on his role with the Habs, but the goaltender is on the club’s payroll right now.
At the time of writing, we can envision a three-way partnership with Jake Allen and Samuel Montembeault… but an injury or a transaction could change the picture quickly.
But it’s interesting to get to know him a little better. Why? Because he’s one of the pieces of the deal expected to have the biggest impact on the Habs, and we don’t know him.
Nathan Légaré is a player who will most likely start the season in Laval, and the second-round pick doesn’t exactly need an introduction, let’s face it. Jeff Petry, who could be leaving, is well known to the locals. No need to introduce him.
What you notice when you look at his stats is that the goalie had a good NCAA career, but didn’t play at all in the 2014-2015 season.
Why is that? First of all, you might think that an injury prevented him from playing. It’s a normal reflex when you think of a young university student who doesn’t play for a year.
But that’s not it.
He negotiated his sentence after pleading not guilty, and in the end would have had 12 months’ probation to avoid jail time. This would include a small fine and community service. He would also have had counseling to manage his relationship with alcohol.
I am calling for the @penguins to rescind their nomination of Casey Desmith for the Masterson trophy. A reward dedicated to sportsmanship, integrity, and perseverance; And this organization nominated a man who took a plea bargain for charges thaticken me and shouldicken you. pic.twitter.com/W6T1nAMvPN
– Tanner (@TeeSaxx) May 10, 2021
After all, Canadian and American tolerance isn’t always the same for stories like this.
– Something to watch.
An insurance policy for Canadians? 🤔🔵⚪️🔴 https://t.co/koI2GmE38g
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) August 7, 2023
Made to wear the CH jersey! 😅
– Mikaël Lalancette (@MikLalancette) August 6, 2023
– A whole career.
3x Stanley Cup Champion
3x Ted Lindsay Award winner
2x Conn Smythe Trophy winner
2x Art Ross Trophy winner
2x Rocket Richard Trophy winner
2x Hart Memorial Trophy winner
2x Olympic Gold
1x World Junior Gold
1x World Championship Gold
1x World Cup Gold
Happy birthday to none… pic.twitter.com/OT7KmrAKqD
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) August 7, 2023