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Martin St-Louis' departure: a new publication has just surfaced, and unfortunately, the Canadiens will have to face a big challenge without him

Published March 17, 2024 at 5:39 PM
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The day after the sad announcement involving the head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, Martin St-Louis, journalist Jonathan Bernier from the Journal de Montreal has just published a new article on the subject.

He specifically analyzes the "hockey" aspect of this news, focusing on the impact that Martin's absence will have on the CH's results without neglecting the human aspect.

"That said, it's easy to understand that this is not trivial. One does not leave their team to be at the bedside of one of their sons for a mere sinusitis. Moreover, it's unknown how long St-Louis will have to be absent.

The health of a loved one is much more important than the performance of a team. And his players have understood that perfectly. As has everyone else." - Jonathan Bernier, JdeM



And it is indeed extremely important to respect that.


That said, on the hockey level, the journalist questions:

"Still, it's worth wondering what the impact of this absence will be on the group.

This belief in progress, in the process, and in a bright future, this buy-in to the system and concepts by the players, comes from him.

Trevor Letowski, who has previously held the position of head coach in the Ontario Hockey League, will be very capable with the Xs and Os. But the main instiller of hope, the seller of iceboxes to Eskimos, that's St-Louis. (and they will have to continue without him for now)

That's the challenge awaiting the Canadiens. Tuesday night, for example, the Oilers won't be putting their foot on the brake to be good sports." - Jonathan Bernier, JdeM

It will be up to the leaders of this team, the David Savards, Brendan Gallaghers, Mike Mathesons, Nick Suzukis, Cole Caufields, and company to take over and perpetuate the culture established by Martin St-Louis.


It will be a good test for them to show what they have learned from Martin St-Louis over the past couple of years.

Credit: Journal de Montréal
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