Jeff Petry’s arrow against Dominique Ducharme.
“It’s frustrating, it’s always the same thing. We don’t play as a team. It’s as if we’re looking for where our teammates are. There seems to be no structure on the ice.”
– J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) December 15, 2021
Ducharme has his faults (and I’m sure he did some soul-searching after being fired by Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton), but if there’s one thing you can’t fault him for, it’s his class.
Publicly speaking out against others and airing his dirty laundry doesn’t exist for him. He explained his point of view on certain situations, but without taking shots at others.
That’s the case for all his former players. And obviously, that includes Jeff Petry, who has never been shy about making it clear that he doesn’t like his coach – or, in February 2022, his former coach.
I listen to Jeff Petry and clearly he and Dominique Ducharme should not be invited to the same party.
– Marc-André Perreault (@MA_PerreaultTVA) February 11, 2022
But even if Dominique Ducharme and Jeff Petry didn’t exactly hit it off, that doesn’t mean the former Canadiens driver is going to speak out against his former protégé.
And why? Simply because he left the old stories in the past and, without saying anything noteworthy about the defenseman, spoke well of what he brought to the Habs back in the day. He didn’t have to.
With his family far away, it’s not easy. He’s a good father who’s very close to his family.
So for him, having them far away like that was certainly a major challenge. It affected him both personally and on the ice. – Dominique Ducharme on Jeff Petry
Obviously, the Quebecer doesn’t know if Petry is in town to stay, but he is aware that the situation has changed with the Habs. He reminded us that Petry had nothing against Montreal per se, but that the pandemic has changed things.
I wish him the best because he’s a good guy and he’s someone who can help a team. – Dominique Ducharme on Jeff Petry
I think it’s to the coach’s credit that he looks forward. He looks good in it because it’s ancient history. Instead, he’s concentrating on his next challenge in Vegas.
He’ll be leaving in a few weeks’ time for the Knights’ camp.
Meanwhile, on the Canadiens’ side, the club is obviously still considering its options in the Petry (and Casey DeSmith) files. Will he be traded soon?
We may have to wait for a team to use LTIR to see Petry move → https://t.co/Qkft1JAkmv
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) August 10, 2023
– Oh yeah?
– Jean Carrier (@JohnnyC4545) August 11, 2023
– Good question: which transaction move from Kyle Dubas to Pittsurgh is the most intriguing?
Molinari: Dubas’ Most Intriguing Move? That’s Easy https://t.co/YNeEOmSyYl
– Dave Molinari (@MolinariPGH) August 11, 2023
– Will the Alouettes win tonight?
– Joey Alfieri (@joeyalfieri) August 11, 2023
– Offense to be expected in the NHL.