Shea Weber could distance himself from the Montreal Canadiens

Published September 15, 2021 at 11:40

I feel more and more that the CH "beat" is picking up and that is so gratifying. However, what is less gratifying is the potential absence of Shea Weber, who could choose to stay away from the team instead of following his teammates everywhere (except on the ice). Earlier this summer, there were rumors that the captain would be following the team during his recovery, but according to Marc Denis, he could be resting instead.

According to the RDS analyst, Weber will not be able to accompany his team on a daily basis. The number 6's primary desire remains his physical health, so he will work hard to heal for the 2022-23 campaign. If Marc Bergevin was incisive when asked if a new interim captain would be named, it may be because he is aware that Weber will be back following a campaign on the sidelines.

Basically, Weber won't be there physically, but via various platforms like Zoom, for example, to interact with his teammates. He will deliver his leadership in this way in order to maximize the efforts towards an optimal recovery. He probably won't heal completely, but if he can reach a level to play two or three more seasons, it would be a perfect scenario for the Blue-White-Red.

What I like about this one is that we're moving from a plausible retirement to a year off to get back on track. The talk is slightly different about Shea Weber this morning, which is still great news under the circumstances. We know that he is of paramount importance to this organization. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if he stays with this franchise following his retirement as a player.

Source: RDS
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