– La Poche Bleue (@lapochebleue) September 8, 2023
Speaking to La Poche Bleue a few days ago, Alain Chantelois revealed that RDS would not be renewing his contract. After many years at Réseau des Sports, it’s finally time for him to move on.
At the time, we wondered if retirement awaited him. A few days after the announcement of his departure from RDS, however, our questions were answered. He will be joining Maxim Lapierre and Guillaume Latendresse at Poche Bleue as a contributor to the “Taverne Hockey” segment.
A legendary addition to our team! We’re honored to introduce our next contributor to the “Taverne Hockey” segment – an iconic voice of Quebec sports, renowned columnist and former voice of the Expos, Alain Chantelois! 🏒🍻 pic.twitter.com/zWzP726dX5
– La Poche Bleue (@lapochebleue) September 10, 2023
Wednesday was the segment’s premiere, and Max and Guillaume welcomed three renowned guests in Michel Bergeron, Jean Perron and Éric Bélanger, no less.
After RDS decided to let him go, I’m sure he was in demand.
In 2019, Chantelois celebrated 45 years in the business. Before becoming a commentator on 5 à 7 on RDS, Alain was a panelist on L’Antichambre and Sports 30, as well as hosting 4 à 7 on RIS INFO SPORTS. He never kept his opinions and comments to himself, and that’s what made him one of the network’s greats.
“Tetons, ESTI, we don’t want any more”. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/LO29V3GDPI
– Matt🧢 (@Math_Belair) May 5, 2021
Over the years, he’s had some funny moments. At La Poche Bleue, those funny moments will only multiply, I’m sure.
– It’ll be a toss-up between Emil Heineman and Sean Farrell at the CH training camp. [BPM Sports]
– He’ll be in good hands.
Logan Cooley will be in good hands as he will be living with former Coyotes forward Michael Grabner. https://t.co/7mKZYZFocJ
– Remy Mastey (@MasteyRemy) September 10, 2023
This is the worst possible news in New York. https://t.co/ybsFxUGXIX
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) September 11, 2023
– Three Quebec names to remember for the upcoming draft. [HF]