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Transaction: Flyers finally get rid of Cutter Gauthier
On Monday night, the Philadelphia Flyers took the hockey world by surprise by sending Cutter Gauthier to the Ducks in exchange for Jamie Drysdale and a second-round pick.

From the outset, it was a big story. But when we learned that it was because he didn’t want to sign with Philly and refused to talk to management, it added fuel to the fire.

After all, it’s as if Cutter Gauthier had left his girlfriend without explaining why he didn’t want to know anything more. In fact, that’s exactly what it was: he ghosted the Flyers.

And Daniel Brière wonders how he’ll be able to improve with his next big prospects, since he has no concrete idea why it didn’t work out with his first pick in 2022.

Since yesterday, the theory that the Flyers didn’t want to sign Gauthier last year to finish the season has resurfaced. If that’ s really why Gauthier doesn’t want anything more to do with the Flyers, she’s a real princess… and the Flyers were right to say goodbye to her.

In any case, one thing is certain: comments against Gauthier continue to rage on social networks and in the media. And until the young man explains himself (which may never happen), questions will continue to be raised.

Maxim Lapierre, for example, advised him to shut up and play hockey.

A recurring theme when talking about Gauthier is that he should make a man of himself and that he should, to translate the expression from English, “put on his big boy pants” to make a man of himself.

In particular, Jeff O’Neill asserted that to get it right, Gauthier should have agreed to talk to the Flyers, who had tried to get in touch with him on several occasions, to explain his reasons. It’s hard to disagree with that, frankly.

As much to maximize the return he could have had as to get an undesirable out of his organization, Daniel Brière handled the matter well. He can now move forward with a top-notch defenseman on his hands.

Let’s see who wins the deal 10 years from now.

In Brief

– Game day: Habs practice at 10:30 a.m. in Philly.

– Indeed.

– Really?

– CF Montreal’s new coach has made a good impression.

– Speaking of the Flyers.

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