Kicks, crocs-en-jambe, sticks in the chest; according to @mathiasbrunet ‘s echoes in Russia, Matvei Michkov wasn’t the most gentle towards his teammates…
– BPM Sports (@BPMSportsRadio) August 29, 2023
Flyers fans are very happy with the selection of Matvei Michkov, and don’t mind sarcastically thanking the Habs for drafting David Reinbacher earlier this summer. After all, Philadelphia has a gem on its hands, and all that’s left is to polish it.
While their optimism is understandable, we know full well that, for one reason or another, more than one team passed over the forward who was considered (consensus) the second-best prospect in the draft. And we don’t do this for nothing.
Mathias Brunet, who seems well-informed on the subject, offered us another clue today – a rather concrete one this time – as to what might have seriously bothered the teams that decided not to select him.
During his appearance on Martin Lemay’s show on BPM Sports, the La Presse columnist spoke of a highly unpleasant and aggressive character towards his team-mates in Russia.
“Is he going to be sharp? Will he continue to kick his teammates when they’re in the legs in the locker room? Will he crook his teammates’ legs at practice? Will he ram his stick into his goalie’s chest at practice?”
Brunet points out that it’s players who are close to Michkov who have testified to this behaviour. It’s not known, but “he knows”.
“His first three preparatory games, it’s 5 minutes of play, 3 minutes of play, scratched from the line-up…”
Talk about a preparatory schedule, but it’s still questionable.
For the first time since the French Open in 2015, no Canadian reaches the 2nd round of a grand slam singles tournament (Men’s and Women’s)
Losses for Marino, Auger-Aliassime, Raonic and Fernandez
(Injury withdrawals for Shapovalov and Andreescu for those wondering)
– Guillaume Villemaire (@GVillemaire13) August 29, 2023
– Loss for the Blue Jays.
Blue Jays lose a big piece in the middle of playoff racehttps://t.co/QP9HFryF5g
– RDS (@RDSca) August 29, 2023