Canadiens Fire Back at Mayor Regarding Comments on Desharnais

David Desharnais

During last night’s game against the Islanders, Montreal’s mayor Denis Coderre tweeted out this,

“Hello? Can we get a one-way ticket to [American Hockey League] Hamilton for David Desharnais please …”

Michel Therrien was none to happy with the mayor’s comment on his player and had this to say,

“I really believe this is inappropriate from our mayor,”

Teammate Max Pacioretty also had something to say about hit former linemate,

“I’m very, very upset about that,”

“What, do you think he’s gonna coach our team tomorrow? That’s embarrassing …

“To bring down a player — such a great person, such a great player, such a hard worker … Davey’s a true competitor and he’s a great player and a great teammate, and that’s just so uncalled for … It’s only going to make matters worse.”

Assistant captain Josh Gorges also chimed in by saying,

“it’s wrong to kick someone when they’re down.”

We all understand everyone is frustrated with David Desharnais’ play, but I really like what his coach and teammates did here. Even though Therrien and the rest of the team know he isn’t playing well they stand behind him and back him up.

Denis Coderre stood by his comments by stating this,

“Do you want to have a mayor who believes in his team?”

Coderre then added that he did not mean any hate towards Desharnais and doesn’t want anyone to think it’s personal,

“I like David, I think he’s got great potential, …The rest is a non-issue.”

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