Surprise statement by Renaud Lavoie involving a choice between Dach and Monahan

Published October 17, 2023 at 10:19
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Following the announcement of Kirby Dach's long-term absence, there has been a debate in the media about the impact this will have on the team. While he had an excellent start to the season and the future looked very promising, there's no guarantee he would have maintained that pace throughout the season.

On this topic, Renaud Lavoie made a statement that will surprise many. On the airwaves of BPM Sports, he said he would currently prefer to lose Kirby Dach over Sean Monahan...

"To put things into perspective, I'm not saying I want to lose Kirby Dach. If I have no choice [in losing a center player], I will lose Kirby Dach. Because Sean Monahan is much better than him."

Renaud Lavoie



According to Lavoie, a fully fit 2023 version of Sean Monahan can offer more to the Canadiens than an evolving Kirby Dach.

It's worth noting that Lavoie mentions at the beginning of his statement that he doesn't want people to think he's downplaying Kirby Dach as a player. He claims he'd want Dach on his team every day of the week, healthy!

The journalist asserts, however, that a fit Monahan is often underestimated. It's been a long time since he's been fit, but when he is, he can be the best player for the Canadiens. Just like he was in October and November of the previous year!

As a reminder, Lavoie's comments were made under the assumption that he had to choose between losing one of Nick Suzuki, Kirby Dach, or Sean Monahan. He never said he wished to see him injured or that he didn't like him! He merely thinks that for the upcoming season, for the team, losing him would be less damaging than losing a Monahan.

And you, if you had the choice, would you pick Dach or Monahan? (we love Monahan too, by the way, but Dach is extraordinary.)

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October 17   |   138 answers
Surprise statement by Renaud Lavoie involving a choice between Dach and Monahan

And you, if you had the choice, would you take Dach or Monahan?

Dach9468.1 %
Monahan4431.9 %
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