Martin Leclerc’s name is not in the BPM Sports press release → https://t.co/z3jzg2VdBr
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) August 21, 2023
I’ll be honest with you: I love Martin Leclerc’s work. Whether in print for Radio-Canada or in audio with BPM Sports or Sortie de zone, I always find his analysis to be highly relevant and thoughtful.
In my eyes, he’s a standard-setter in the field.
And since he’s a popular guy, that caused quite a stir.
So, we wondered if it was a simple oversight or if it meant he wouldn’t be back.
And now, in the last few minutes, Leclerc has confirmed that we won’t be able to hear him on the station this year. He explained that he had been unable to reach agreement with the station on a contract, and that he also had a book to write this fall.
No, Martin. I won’t be back at BPM this year. For two reasons: 1. we were unable to agree on the terms of a contract; 2. I have a book to write this fall.
I wish Martin Lemay every success on the comeback show. ❤️ https://t.co/ZM5dtq5q5o
– Martin Leclerc (@MLeclerc_Hockey) August 21, 2023
This is a very big loss for Martin Lemay’s comeback show. We know that Leclerc was one of his most popular contributors, and his departure will create a big hole.
Mathias Brunet, Bob Hartley, Martin Biron, André Tourigny and Steve Bégin are great options too (and have been confirmed for next season), but it’s a shame Leclerc isn’t one of them.
The good news is that we may still be able to read him with Radio-Canada, and we should be able to hear him on the podcast Sortie de zone. He’s not disappearing from the media landscape, just from BPM Sports.
Sad news, then, and we’ll see if the other contributors can fill his absence. Stay tuned.
– Nathan Beaulieu gets a professional tryout with the Hurricanes.
– Walt Ruff (@WaltRuff) August 21, 2023
– I’d go for Rasmus Dahlin.
The future is bright for these young defensemen. 🌟
Who are you picking? 🧐
– NHL (@NHL) August 21, 2023
– Jacques Demers is able to recognize his loved ones. [BPM Sports]
– Well done to the Nationals.