McGuire makes a very surprising statement regarding Tyler Toffoli's requests before the trade to Calgary

Published February 15, 2022 at 8:34

Yesterday, the hockey world was shaken, in Montreal, as GM Kent Hughes completed his first big trade.

He sent forward Tyler Toffoli to the Calgary Flames, vs Tyler Pitlick, Emil Heineman, a first-round pick and a fifth-round pick.

The reactions were obviously numerous thereafter, especially from Toffoli himself. He spoke to a few members of the media yesterday, including Sportsnet's Eric Engels, and he admitted to having several conversations with Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton before the trade to Calgary, and he said he made it clear to his bosses that he wanted to stay in Montreal, but that if the team wanted him to leave, he would understand.

On the other hand, in an interview at KYK 95.7 in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, the descriptor of the Habs' games for the Cogeco network, Martin McGuire, mentioned that Toffoli rather wanted to be traded. He also confirmed the same info with Mario Langlois on Monday evening.

«First Mario, Tyler Toffoli wanted what happened today. He wanted to move to another team. [...] Toffoli wanted to go to a team that aspires to win and there, he is going to join his former coach with whom he won the Stanley Cup with the Kings." -Martin McGuire

Does McGuire's statement surprise you?

He would not have wanted to participate in a complete rebuild. With his age (29), he wants to win in the near future.

Credit: Tout sur le hockey
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