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Montreal journalist loses his temper on air, and Maxim Lapierre adds to it

Published January 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM

In the case of Josh Anderson, who had a tough start to the season, his efforts were commendable. Despite struggling to score, his skating, intensity, and physical play earned him a standing ovation at the Bell Centre when he finally found the back of the net.

While Anderson wasn't contributing points, he understood the importance of not being a liability when unable to produce. Renaud Lavoie had strong words for Joel Armia, contrasting his performance with Anderson's.

Lavoie criticized Armia, a veteran struggling to stay in the NHL, for taking a costly offensive-zone penalty in a tied game. Lavoie expressed frustration, stating that forgiveness could be granted if Armia played up to his talent, which he believed wasn't the case.

Maxim Lapierre went further, blaming the organization for allowing a player like Armia, who plays well in one out of ten games over the past decade, to be in the lineup. Lapierre argued that players like Armia shouldn't be in the NHL, and it's a fault of the organization.

The discussion highlighted the pivotal moment in a game against the Panthers, where Armia's penalty led to a power-play goal, ultimately shifting the momentum. The consensus was that Armia's presence in the NHL was questionable, with Lapierre emphasizing the responsibility of the organization in such roster decisions.

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Montreal journalist loses his temper on air, and Maxim Lapierre adds to it

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