Here’s my latest @LHJMQ documentary on Ethan Gauthier’s behind-the-scenes look at the Draft. I’d like to thank the Gauthier family, a model family, extraordinary people! @DGauthierRDS thank you @RDSca for helping with the images! https://t.co/ImPKk4pUPE
– Alexandre Régimbald (@ARegimbaldlhjmq) August 30, 2023
This was obviously disappointing for Canadiens fans, who had been hoping to see a Quebec star come to town. And it didn’t help that his clan had previously stated publicly that he wanted to come to Montreal.
Now, Tony Marinaro is among those who doubt the legitimacy of Dubois’ interest in the CH. In fact, the BPM Sports columnist is disgusted that PLD and his clan have done nothing but “piss in the ears” in Montreal, as he was in full force this lunchtime on Quebec sports radio.
Clearly, he doesn’t sound like a guy who thinks the Québécois has ever had any real interest in Montreal.
– BPM Sports (@BPMSportsRadio) August 30, 2023
Marinaro says he’s convinced Dubois never wanted to play in Montreal, and that he was just using the CH to give himself leverage. And with the city’s emotional fan base, he didn’t like seeing the forward use this strategy.
He’s not the first to do so, we agree.
And Marinaro doesn’t necessarily blame him for preferring Los Angeles: the weather’s a lot nicer and the pressure’s a lot less intense. But in the end, it’s the process that leaves a bitter taste in his mouth.
Frankly, I get the impression that he’s not the only one to blame Dubois for something like this. We know that this was one of the fears of Montreal fans when the Dubois affair first began, and once again, a Quebec player has used Montreal to get himself a nice contract elsewhere.
Was Dubois really open to playing in Montreal? We’ll probably never know, but it’s safe to assume that he wasn’t.
In the end, it’s a shame for fans, but Kent Hughes didn’t get caught up in the game by overpaying for a guy who, in the end, used his local market to fetch big money elsewhere.
That’s the harsh reality of the NHL.
– Nice listen.
– Beautiful harvest.
The latest edition of Jonathan Drouin’s golf tournament raised $860,000 for the Fondation du CHUM. Since 2018, $4M has been raised.
– Alexandre Pratt (@alexandrepratt) August 30, 2023
– The Canadiens legend is also a Hurricanes legend.
In Canes franchise history, Sebastian Aho is:
– 5th in Goals
– 6th in Assists
– 5th in Points
– 4th in +/-
– 6th in EVG
– 4th in EVP
– 1st in SHG
– 1st in SHP
– 1st in OTG
– 3rd in GWG
– 1st in Playoff Goals
– 1st in Playoff Assists
– 1st in Playoff Points
He just turned 26yo. pic.twitter.com/5F3Urq0pKw
– Big Head Hockey (@BigHeadHcky) August 30, 2023
– Great news.
U.S. Open Fernandez and Townsend advance to second round in doubles https://t.co/gqgn5OlSPA
– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) August 30, 2023
– 2 tickets to an MLB game. Wow.