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Two surprising big acquisitions by the Montreal Canadiens: journalist Renaud Lavoie has just revealed that it comes from Jeff Gorton

Published September 2, 2023 at 7:25 PM
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It was announced this Monday morning that Renaud Lavoie would be a regular contributor to Paul Houde's show on BPM Sports radio. He will therefore be on air from 7:00 AM every morning to discuss current events in the NHL world.

His first official segment on the show was, let's say, very interesting. According to him, the two biggest acquisitions of the Canadiens (CH) are not players, but members of the club's hockey staff. They are Jim Ramsey and Maxime Gauthier. The two newcomers, who are respectively the head therapist of the Canadiens and the physiotherapist, will greatly change the dynamics when it comes to injured players.

Hiring Ramsey is quite surprising. He has spent the last 28 years with the New York Rangers organization and is one of the most respected sports therapists in the field. It's certain that his arrival with the Canadiens is a move by the current Vice-President of Hockey Operations for the CH and former GM of the Rangers, Jeff Gorton.

On the other hand, Gauthier has previously worked with the Senior PGA Tour, as well as in Italy, with the Serie B soccer club Ascoli Calcio. He is also, according to what Marc-Olivier Cook of the website DLC, a very close friend of Martin St-Louis and Vincent Lecavalier.


"We had no choice but to make changes to the Canadiens. I don't think it was Graham [Rynbend]'s fault, on the contrary, but I think somewhere it became an unacceptable situation." - Renaud Lavoie

"One thing's for sure, the disasters of recent years will not repeat."

As Lavoie says, the Canadiens have had a disastrous track record with injuries in recent years. Last season, according to the website ManGamesLost, the Canadiens were the team that missed the most regular season games due to injuries in 2022-2023, with 751. That's 155 games more than the second in this category, the Toronto Maple Leafs, who missed a total of 596. For your information, the Rangers missed only 51.

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