Two significant and strong statements from Martin St-Louis

Published April 15, 2022 at 5:14 PM

It's safe to say that the arrival of Martin St-Louis as interim head coach of the Habs is a breath of fresh air, not only for fans, but also for the journalists who cover the team's activities.

His positive attitude and enthusiasm were immediately felt by his players and despite a slowdown in the last few weeks, the St-Louis effect is still present with the Habs.

To prove this, TVA Sports journalists Nicolas Cloutier and Anthony Martineau were on the JiC show and host Jean-Charles Lajoie asked them the following question: what is your favorite quote from Martin St-Louis since his arrival in Montreal?

To which Martineau replied:

"It's a tough day for the coach too. I love my players."

"You build relationships in a work environment, you see how they give it to you." - Martin St. Louis

For the reporter, this quote stuck with him because of the fact that St-Louis has a personalized approach to his players and that Canadiens players feel valued in this system. Martineau even stated that he was the unofficial captain of the Habs.

As for Nicolas Cloutier, he went with this statement from St-Louis:

"It's not true that we're going to play for a tie when we're in overtime." - Martin St-Louis

Cloutier mentioned that this statement is a reflection of his mentality and that he asked his players to stop surviving on the ice. The journalist also praised the fact that St-Louis does not hesitate to send five forwards on the power play and give a lot of playing time to the team's young players.

At the end of the segment, Lajoie added that it was refreshing to finally see the Habs playing to win and not to lose.

Let's hope the team continues this momentum when the 2022-2023 season begins next fall with, hopefully, Martin St-Louis behind the bench.

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Two significant and strong statements from Martin St-Louis

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