Phillip Danault took a shot at the Canadiens in the middle of an interview

Published April 8, 2022 at 1:08 PM

Former Habs forward Phillip Danault is now in Los Angeles (as you know) and he seems to be really enjoying it there.

After leaving Montreal saying that he felt he deserved more time in the offensive zone and more time on the power play, we have to admit that the Quebecer is delivering the goods so far with his new team.

The man who just signed a contract worth $5.5 million per season until 2027 has already easily eclipsed his highest goal total in a season (since the beginning of his career). His career high was 13 goals in 71 games in 2019-20 in Montreal.

This season, after 71 games with the Kings, he has 21 goals. It certainly helps to play two minutes per game on the power play (and 18 overall).

With the Habs last season: 19 power play seconds per game and 16 minutes 52 seconds total.

Anyway, Los Angeles Kings' Quebec forward Danault spoke with reporter Helene Elliott, who covers the Kings for the L.A. Times.

See what he had to say:

"For the first time, I bet on myself and I think it was the right decision. I felt inside that I had something more to offer, something more to grow my game to another level and I think I'm realizing that right now." - Phil Danault

Many fans and observers reacted to the interview, detecting a tip that Danault directed at the Montreal Canadiens:

"I needed an organization that believed in me and I think Los Angeles was the perfect place for me. They showed me a lot of love in the market and they showed me exactly what I wanted to see. They finally gave me a real good chance to achieve my goals."

He ends the discussion by talking about how it ended with the CH.

"I think we (Phillip and his family) were ready for something else and that became even more true when we saw that they (the Montreal Canadiens) weren't too interested in re-signing us. So we were ready to leave." - Phil Danault

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