A journalist publicly destroys Shea Weber and mentions serious rumors

Published June 18, 2022 at 11:22 PM

Now that the Shea Weber file is settled, it's safe to say that the Habs organization has gotten rid of a hot potato.

By trading his former captain to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for forward Evgenii Dadonov, Kent Hughes has pulled off a real move, as Weber's contract is still valid for four years with an annual salary of $7.85 million.

But the fact remains that the situation in which Weber has put the Habs this season has certainly not made the unanimous opinion of journalists, starting with Réjean Tremblay.

Tremblay was highly critical of Weber during the team's trip to Western Canada in March, when number 6 didn't even speak to the media. Well, believe it or not, the journalist added a layer to his last column in the Journal de Montréal.

As reported by Mathis Therrien of Danslescoulisses.com, Tremblay mentioned that he had heard some rumours that Weber was simply hoping to "screw" an insurance company by staying hidden for most of the season.

"Shea Weber is no longer the captain of the Habs. He will have spent his last season hidden and a bad ambassador for the Organization. Probably hoping to screw an insurance company if rumors are to be believed."

Let's just say he didn't mince words in describing the situation, but whether or not it's true, the fact remains that the way Weber has acted this year has not made the organization look good. This type of situation must be avoided at all costs in the future.

But back to the Habs, Weber's departure for Nevada didn't really fix the salary cap situation as the addition of Dadonov only saved just under $3 million.

This means that Kent Hughes will still have a lot of work to do in the coming weeks.

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A journalist publicly destroys Shea Weber and mentions serious rumors

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