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Arber Xhekaj in a fight with Ryan Reaves
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Arber Xhekaj's Revenge on Ryan Reaves: A Message Has Just Been Sent

Published April 7, 2024 at 9:12

Last night, the rugged Toronto Maple Leafs forward, Ryan Reaves, caused trouble against the Montreal Canadiens.

He talked all evening, taunted all evening, had fun, and topped it off when he won his fight against Michael Pezzetta in front of the Habs' bench.

Reaves took the opportunity to show off in front of the entire Montreal Canadiens bench, which was unanimously disapproved of and really didn't sit well with Habs players.

It's quite something to see Reaves let loose like that, especially in the absence of Arber Xhekaj.

In his most recent matches against Xhekaj, Reaves was MUCH more docile and quiet.

This is also the observation of analyst Norman Flynn:

«Reaves seemed free tonight because Xhekaj wasn't there! That's why I want to keep Xhekaj in Montreal.» - Norman Flynn

Xhekaj will remember this, for sure, and the rematch will be memorable.

We absolutely agree with his message.

Also Georges Laraque added:

For those who were wondering the importance of Xhekaj in the lineup, I hope you understand after yesterday's game against Toronto. Go watch the previous match between the 2 teams when Xhekaj played, Reaves was invisible, and yesterday he was driving everyone crazy! While the cat's away the mice will play!!! 😂

Xhekaj, 23 years old, has accumulated ten points, including three goals in 44 games this season with the Canadiens. Additionally, he has been involved in five fights this season.

Credit: HABSolumentFan - L'absence d'Arber Xhekaj était bien visible samedi soir
April 7   |   809 answers
Arber Xhekaj's Revenge on Ryan Reaves: A Message Has Just Been Sent

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