Ducharme never had his own locker room

basic. It will tip over hard. I’m talking about the Canadians fans and supporters. Other readers, you’ll freak out. Even those that are demanding, you’ll still be glued to the book Inside the locker room by Pierre Gervais.

Even simpler. he mentions the game From Ken Dryden through the eyes and stories told in Jervis’ book… Matthias Brunet wrote it in a very simple style that evokes a conversational tone.

You will understand everything. How can we get to the Stanley Cup Finals in July 2021 and be a disgrace to the National League six months later.

You will understand what we expected. That Mark Bergevin had a good hockey talent, but for the rest he often had teenage reflexes. One hundred leagues from the existence and credibility of a true National Hockey League general manager.

It is not easy for Ducharme

Equipment manager in his final team pic.

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Equipment manager in his final team pic.

You will learn what happened with Dominique Ducharme, his players and everything else. I tell you, I devoured the book in three hours and started again the next day.

And I’m going to resume my reading this morning to make sure I don’t miss anything.

And we start with the stripped-down Dominique Ducharme who has already made clicks on hockey spots in Cash. I have read some passages and Pierre Gervais explained to you:

“Dominique couldn’t win the respect of the players. It showed in his way of addressing the group. The guys were also training a lot that winter in the Canadian section.”

Speaking of mayhem, players often learned they didn’t play the wrong way. Cedric Paquette knew he wasn’t going to face the Blackhawks when he arrived in the Chicago locker room because one of his Montreal buddies told him by text. He’s out, I don’t know where. He entered the locker room and saw that his friend had not invented anything, his uniform was not there … “

– “When I hear people say he lost his room in the end, he didn’t lose it because he never had it. Luke had the room. The guys used to work for him…”

He is clearly howling in the city. Even Dominique Ducharme texted Pierre Gervais on Friday to defend himself and say what was written in his book wasn’t true. He added that he was three games away from winning the Stanley Cup and would return to the National League to win it.

“I replied that I had written down what I had seen and heard and that if he came back, I would wish him good luck,” says Jervis.

Tell the truth

Pierre Gervais

“Fifteen years ago, Matthias Brunet told me that if I ever decided to write a book, he wanted to be the person to collaborate with. I never thought at the time that I would have this ambition. But there were so many people pushing me to write a book. I began to think about it. In the spring, publisher Richard Beaudry encouraged me and I decided to dive in. At first, I felt like a fraud. But I learned to relate to myself. And I made a very firm decision to say things as I saw and heard them.

This was the second time I did the exercise. When Chantal Machabe was appointed Vice President, we were in Vegas and I think Kent Hughes was appointed just the day before. I told Chantal that I wanted to eat with her and that I felt obligated to tell her the real situation. I told him how wrong everything was. Three or four times, almost falling off her chair, she was very surprised. She had no idea what really happened,” says Jervis…

Teenage Bergwijn

We paid tribute to Gervais during his 2,500th match on October 18, 2014.

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We paid tribute to Gervais during his 2,500th match on October 18, 2014.

– “Mark could be a very nice dealer, but he was in a changeable mood. He could arrive in the morning and I wondered if he had just suffered some family disaster. I saw him yell at the players, as if he was playing. We could hear him yell to the other end. He was He could slam the door so hard he almost ripped the hinges off. Then he arrived the next day with a big smile. That was it, Mark.

He did great things, but he also caused great damage. It was beneficial for him to be a good deputy general manager. We can’t take away his taste and knowledge of hockey, but he would have needed a mentor to learn how to manage staff and budgets, talk to people, and also manage his notoriety…”

– “I noticed a certain lack of interest on his part between the elimination in the final and the start of the 2021-2022 season. He gave carte blanche to Dominique Ducharme to hire staff, such as a goalkeeper coach and a fitness specialist, for example, whereas in the past, he had his nose in every Place.As CEO, you need to stay informed… »

Jervis’ book contains 1,000 pearls. The tone is generally positive. He lists the pros and cons of the hundreds of personalities who made his career spanning more than thirty years.

It is often delicious, sometimes scrumptious, and sometimes the look hurts the one who looks at it. As with Mark Bergevin. The short excerpts that enrich this interview tell of explosive perspectives. But it must be said that the whole is more subtle.

Thus, he tells us how Marc Bergevin was a breath of fresh air after the insane pass of Pierre Gaultier and his vegan cheese pizza. But he also emphasizes how much Bergwijn has changed over the years and that his demeanor and looks of a redneck teenager have undermined his credibility: “And then, it must be said, feelings often guided Mark’s decisions. Moreover, he felt stalked in public and became invalid To live if fans or amateurs came to talk to him. He treated them like lousy people. I’d invite him to hunt with my group in Abitibi. He was fun in the cabin and with friends. But at the airport, he was a disaster with people,” Gervais notes in an interview: “But all he It was said in the book. he is right.


Players can always count on him, as is the case here with Tomas Plekanec who has his skateboarding blade fixed.

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Players can always count on him, as is the case here with Tomas Plekanec who has his skateboarding blade fixed.

when i say itInside the locker room Sexy, I’m not exaggerating. You will have confirmation that the journalist Michel Villeneuve was right and that Michel Therien can no longer receive Captain Max Pacioretty. Moreover, the title of the chapter dedicated to Pacioretty is eloquent: “Bad Captain.”

Just as we’ve been told, we’ve been told the details of many players’ chronic disgust with PK Subban. The interview with Gervais is interesting, but what he writes about in his book is even better:

– “PK Subban was just a different man. He was always to be seen, he could change the music in the room without asking while the men quietly listened to the country. He wore very eccentric clothes. The problem was not his dress or his taste in music, but the fact that he Always needing all the attention.She wears men down in the long run.

I always joked: If you want to punish PK, take him to the woods, without a camera or a mirror, and after a day, he will freak out, that’s for sure … “

– “Pacioretty got into a lot of trouble with PK. The two often argued with each other. With the other guys it was okay, but everyone knows what kind of individual he is. No one was more important than him. He wasn’t much respected by the guys I’m looking for friends for him in the locker room and it’s hard for me to find any…”

When he talks about Carrie Price, when he writes about him, Pierre Gervais has a very different tone.

“I loved Carey Price and I love her dearly. He’s an extraordinarily generous heart. He has both feet firmly on the ground. In fact, he has one foot firmly planted in the ground. He’d arrive early in the morning, around 7:30, and we’d talk while he stretched out.” He’s a simple guy who loves nature and the outdoors. I fell over the edge when I found out he was going to rehab. When I learned it was alcohol, I didn’t understand at all. Never, never gave a sign. I’ve seen guys come home drunk at the hotel Or stab them the next day in the locker room, Carey Price, never,” Gervais supports.

As for other aspects of Price’s life, this was discussed in private conversation and we came to the same conclusions. It will be in my book. Can.

Corey Perry, Shea Weber, Martin St. Louis

Legendary Bob Gainey and former team captain Shea Weber presented a plate to Pierre Gervais in his final NHL game, on April 29.

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Legendary Bob Gainey and former team captain Shea Weber presented a plate to Pierre Gervais in his final NHL game, on April 29.

The book is full of beautiful pages about the real leaders of recent years. Shea Weber, this quiet man who commanded absolute respect in the locker room and among opponents, is entitled to cut vertebrae and hang on the refrigerator door.

Corey Perry is stronger: “I still can’t understand how Mark Bergevin didn’t offer Corey Perry a contract for at least two years. The young players this year who are excited to lead him will be better and develop better,” he says.

As for Martin Saint-Louis, he is entitled to the most beautiful prose of the Gervais-Brunet duo. These compliments have been indifferent since Jervis’ retirement.

– “Martin spoke. I was very curious at the time. It soon became very exciting. I’ve seen coaches go by in recent decades. Martin spoke to men in such an eloquent way… Perfection doesn’t exist, but he was as close as we could get. It was Direct, looking into the eyes of the players, speaking well.There was no tension, he even allowed himself some small jokes, but he was sending a message.

– Fabulous! Josh Anderson fired. »

You will find everything in the book. Pat Burns, Serge Savard whom he admires and respects, Bob Genie, Guy Carbonneau, The Flight to Moscow, The Flight to London, Jean Peron, Jacques Demers, Regine Hall, Michel Therrien, Alain Vigneault, Jose Tudor …

Incredible wealth.

Here is how Pierre Gervais finished his book. That says it all.

– “Defender David Savard’s skates were the last I sharpened. He asked me if it could be my last. I promised them. I sharpened them at the end of the day before the game and no longer needed to sharpen them during the game. If that was the case, I would have remade the pair to make sure I I kept my word.”

in the notebook

CH Group Vice President of Finance, Anna Martini, is leaving the organization. big loss …

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