One day we will have to realize its amazing value well and better, and that day may be sooner than we think. Will we see him with the Stanley Cup at arm’s length? It’s been nearly forty years since PEI little guy Gerard Gallant caught his NHL bump.

As a player, as a coach or as an assistant, the Galant is a true hockey machine. Analyze, teach, demand and get.

Galant was 17 years old when he arrived in Sherbrooke during the Castors’ heyday, and in his first season, he passed 100 points. Those who have played against him will remember that. They must have been pressed more than once along the ramp. He was tough and didn’t hold back from anyone.

Not a French word, sober, even erasing, but effective on ice. This is what he asks and asks again from his players when he leads. No cheaters on board.

Lightning players wonder what happens to them after two consecutive losses to the Rangers. It occurs to them that their competitors have bought Galant’s game plan. Tampa is not out of the woods.

In 2018, Gallant achieved a tour of strength by leading the Vegas Golden Knights to the Stanley Cup Finals in his first season in the National Hockey League. Everyone was on their backs, but not Galant. It was no accident. Since we kicked him out, Vegas isn’t among the best anymore, and there are no more miracles.

Last year, the New York Rangers were unable to play a playoff game. This year, under Gallant, the club itself appears headed for the Grand Finals.

During Major Jr’s stint with St. John C. Dogs twelve years ago, Gallant and his players won the Anniversary Cup, twice the President’s Cup, and Gallant himself named Coach of the Year twice in three years.

By the way, Gerard Gallant was in our backyard for two seasons as an assistant with Michel Therrien, 10 years ago.

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Galant has a bad temper, but he knows the job. He’s been fired smugly in Miami and Vegas, but he always makes a comeback because we know and acknowledge his competence. Results in.

He wore the colors of the Detroit Red Wings for nine years and could do just about anything on the ice. Score goals, apply toughness, stand defensive… a team player. Today, he teaches and educates.

Ironically, he played his last two National League seasons with the Tampa Lightning, the team he wants to get out of this week. Gerrard wouldn’t be so brave.

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  • Roland Garros Was he a great tennis player? No, nothing to see. He was a French pilot who died in an air battle in 1918. He was the first to cross the Mediterranean by air. Excellent cyclist, good football player and talented pianist. In tennis, just like you and me.
  • I will never delete the last text messages exchanged with Jay LaFleur.
  • to his knee Carry price He consults doctors in New York and Pittsburgh. Montreal? there is no trust ?


Photo Archives, Martin Alari

  • Bill Masterton Award for a man who has played five matches. As they say in the French Academy: “J’la pogne pas!” »
  • good idea ! Next Thursday, the Golf and Culinary Championships of the Foundation Honoré Mercier Hospital (Saint Hyacente) will be held. Honorary Presidents: Serge Savard And the Marcel Jani From local Canadian photos. Auctioneer: Yvonne Lambert and his gavel. Phew!
  • Adorable and cool Quebec Outfitters’ motto: “Generous by Nature”.
  • Hope you are enjoying Fête de la Pêche in Quebec. Today ends this brilliant idea of ​​allowing fishing without a license to learn.
  • tomorrow, Ron Fournier Its celebs will be part of the Serge-Lemieux Golf Classic for the Fondation de l’Hôpital Charles-Le Moyne. A very common event in the Pinegrove cycle.
  • How long do you think it will take to get Canadians back on the right track? In my opinion, at least five years.
  • Happy retirement to Russell Martin After a great career in Major League Baseball. Finally, in the summer, he will be able to go see Mama in sunny Paris. Did you know that Russell’s father plays the saxophone in the Montreal metro to pay for his son’s studies?



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