This would be a great headline for some newpaper wouldn't it?
do FRENCH players hate Montreal?
This is the problem. There is going to be a double standard.
Some of the media will say that because two (three with Laraque?) french players are demanding a trade, it's because they cant stand playing with this team, there is a locker room problem or something.. and not much will say that it's disrespectful (and they shouldn't)
However, If Kovalev, Kostitsyn, Hamrlik, Plekanec and even Koivu would say it.. they'd say it's selfish and what not.
In the end, If I'm Matthew or Steve, i'd react the same. I would wanna play, if I'm not getting time, I wanna play somewhere else where they will play me.
Good....we have no room for him anywheres. He gets ice time on the 4th line right now because he can skate and he is a veteran....but thats it. He's not playing because he is skilled and deserves a spot.
He takes up too much salary too. He's not worth $1.8 million a season....no way!
The sad thing is....I'd rather keep him than Boullion!! Dandy was playing good defence this year before he got injured and he is a lot bigger than Boullion back there too.